Huzhou accelerates 'green transformation' of traditional industries

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Nov 11, 2020

A large number of traditional manufacturing enterprises in Huzhou have completed technical transformation and upgrading in recent years, and the benefits are starting to come through.

The companies are primarily in the city's key sectors of textiles, metal processing, furniture, building materials and batteries.

The city has emerged as a manufacturing hub for traditional power batteries, children's wear and bamboo flooring, which account respectively for 70 percent, 50 percent and 50 percent of the domestic markets.

Huzhou has been listed twice among cities nationwide which have shown notable results in facilitating technical transformation.

As the cradle city of the concept which states “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets", the city has highlighted green manufacturing in the nationwide industrial transformation campaign.

Green manufacturing, also referred to as green production, is when manufacturing companies (regardless of scale) look to upgrade any outdated forms of production and opt for manufacturing solutions which reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Last year, Huzhou shut down 222 enterprises with outdated production and improved 4,217 enterprises with low capacity, primarily in high energy consumption sectors such as cement, casting, printing, dying and chemistry. 

The campaign freed up a significant amount of land. Last year, 1,003 hectares of land were freed up, which has the potential to bring in new investment.