Jinan No.2 Machine Tool Co., Ltd. is a state-owned enterprise that was founded in 1937. It is considered a key backbone enterprise in the domestic machine tool industry and a national high-tech enterprise.
In 1953 and 1955, China’s first gantry planer and the first mechanical press were developed, respectively, making the company the “hometown of gantry planer” and the “cradle of mechanical press” in China.
The enterprise continued to make significant contributions throughout the years. In the 1960s, it developed the world’s largest planer, and in the 1970s, it created the world’s advanced cylinder block plane broaching machine.
In the 1980s, the company played a crucial role in China’s automobile industry, contributing to the industry’s leap forward development from the truck era to the car era. This led to its recognition as “the equipment department of China’s automobile industry.”
Throughout different periods of national economic construction, the enterprise has developed more than 450 kinds of national first (set) products, providing vital equipment support for key national industries.
The company has been awarded “outstanding contribution enterprise in major technical equipment field” by the State Council and has been selected as one of the “top 100 of China’s machinery industry” for many years.
It is the largest manufacturing base of forging equipment and heavy metal cutting machine tools in China, mainly producing forging equipment, CNC metal cutting machine tools, automation equipment, casting machinery, CNC cutting equipment, etc. Its products serve a wide range of industries, including automobile, aerospace, rail transit, energy, shipping, metallurgy, mold, engineering machinery, and more. Its products are exported to more than 50 countries and regions worldwide.
With the goal of “building a world-class machine tool manufacturing enterprise and building a world-famous brand,” the enterprise adheres to independent innovation and brand building. It is committed to the revitalization of China’s equipment manufacturing industry.
The company has undertaken ten national science and technology major projects and has been praised as “the best enterprise to implement national science and technology major projects” by national ministries and commissions.
While equipping domestic independent brand and joint venture brand automobile enterprises, the enterprise also exports high-tech complete line products to overseas high-end markets. In recent years, it has won high-end market orders from domestic and foreign automobile enterprises such as General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Renault, and Fiat, competing with world-class enterprises such as Germany and Japan in international bidding.
In 2011, it won all five orders of large-scale rapid stamping production lines from two Ford factories in the United States, which is the largest single export contract amount in China’s machine tool industry. This is also the first time Ford has adopted non-German made stamping equipment in North America in the past two decades.
The company is known as one of the “three largest manufacturers of CNC stamping equipment in the world.” It has a national “enterprise R & D center” and “technology center,” under which there are four research institutes: mechanical press Research Institute, numerical control metal cutting machine tool research institute, Automation Research Institute, and Information Research Institute, and five laboratories: machine tool laboratory, physical and chemical measurement test laboratory, welding laboratory, casting laboratory, and electrical laboratory. It has more than 100 sets of test equipment and instruments, with its own characteristics, the core technology, and products of the main intellectual property rights.
The leading products keep pace with the world’s most advanced technology.
In 2000, it passed the DNV ISO9001 quality system certification. In 2003 and 2009, it passed the ISO9001:2008 quality system certification.