China Ordnance Wuhan Heavy Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd. (referred to as “the company” in this text) is one of 156 key projects during the first five-year plan period. As a large-scale backbone enterprise, it boasts the largest specifications and the most complete variety of heavy and super heavy machine tools in China.

In October 2011, China Ordnance Wuhan Heavy Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of China National Ordnance Industry Corporation. The latter is dedicated to building a defense industry that aligns with China’s international status. It aims to create a responsible and respected national strategic team, and to transform the corporation into a world-class defense group and a crucial industrial base for national heavy equipment, special chemical industry, and optoelectronic information.

The company is responsible for developing China’s heavy equipment industry. It serves as the Vice President of China Machine Tool Industry Association, the President of the Heavy Machine Tool Branch, the Chairman of Heavy Machine Tool Standardization, and an affiliated unit of the Secretariat. The company employs over 3,000 on-the-job workers and 420 engineering and technical personnel, including 4 national experts, 11 provincial and municipal experts, 1 Chief Weapon Expert, and 2 Science and Technology Leaders.

Through a comprehensive relocation and transformation effort, the company has evolved into a research and development base for CNC heavy-duty and super heavy-duty machine tools. It has the most advanced processing equipment, the largest scale, and the strongest manufacturing capacity in China. It is also a first-class international processing cooperation base in the central region, a National Enterprise Technology Center, a National Technological Innovation Demonstration Enterprise, a National Postdoctoral Research Station, and a hub for numerous national and industry-level innovation platforms, such as the Technology Innovation Alliance, the High-end Heavy Machine Tool Engineering Research Center of Mechanical Industry, and the Academician and Expert Workstation.

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The company’s subsidiaries include Wuhan Wuzhong Casting and Forging Co., Ltd., Wuhan Weitai CNC Vertical Lathe Co., Ltd., Wuhan Shanfu Heavy Machine Tool Co., Ltd., Wuhan Wuzhong Equipment Remanufacturing Engineering Co., Ltd., Wuhan Wuzhong Heavy Metal Structure Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., Wuhan Wuzhong Mining Machinery Co., Ltd., Wuzhong CNC Boring Machine Co., Ltd., Wuzhong CNC Milling Machine Co., Ltd., Wuzhong Large Parts Processing Plant, and Wuzhong Machinery Co. Small and Medium Parts Processing Plant, among others.

The company’s leading products are heavy and super heavy vertical lathes, horizontal lathes, non-falling wheelset lathes, horizontal machining centers, floor type milling and boring machines, gantry boring and milling machines, gear hobbing machines, rotary tables, and various special mechanical equipment, totaling over 50 series and 300 varieties, all of which are numerically controlled and have compound functions. The company also provides customers with machine tool overhaul and transformation, design and remanufacturing, machining services, and various casting, forging, and metal structure products.

More than 20,000 machine tools developed by China Ordnance Wuhan Heavy Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd. serve industries such as energy, transportation, metallurgy, machinery, railway, aviation, aerospace, military, and more. These products are exported to over 40 countries and regions.

In recent years, the company has completed one National “863” Program project, eight National Science and Technology Major Special Projects, three National Debt Projects, and over 10 Provincial and Municipal Scientific Research Projects. It has also developed the first batch of domestic high-end CNC machine tools with independent intellectual property rights, which meet the processing needs of national major projects and significantly contribute to enhancing China’s equipment manufacturing industry.

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The DL250 Super Heavy CNC Horizontal Boring Lathe was one of the top ten landmark products of

the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China during the “Eleventh Five Year Plan” period. In 2012, it won the first prize of the Major Scientific and Technological Innovation Award of the Ordnance Group. The CKX5680 CNC Seven Axis Five Linkage Turning and Milling Machine Tool of the National 863 project won the Second Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2012 and the China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Award in 2012. The XKD2755 × 570 CNC Fixed Beam Double Gantry Mobile Boring and Milling Machine won the first prize of the Hubei Science and Technology Progress Award.

The company was involved in formulating and revising over 20 heavy machine tool standards, presided over and participated in the examination and approval of 13 national and industrial standards, and received more than 30 national patents. It has also been honored with the titles of National “Model Enterprise of Integration of Industrialization and Industrialization in Machine Tool Industry”, the First Demonstration Unit of China’s Major Industrial Technical Equipment, Hubei Province “Innovative Enterprise”, “High-Tech Enterprise”, Wuhan Top Ten Enterprises with Outstanding Contribution to Scientific and Technological Innovation, and Wuhan Mayor Quality Award.

The company’s focus is on the three main lines of “Technological Innovation, Structural Adjustment and Lean Management”. It intends to optimize its product industrial structure, enhance its ability for independent innovation, and advance the overall technical level of its products to international advanced ranks. The company aims to significantly improve its business scale and economic operation quality, and to become a leading enterprise in the domestic heavy and super heavy machine tool industry in terms of technology, quality, and service. The goal is to build China Ordnance Heavy Industry Group into an advanced equipment manufacturing group with international competitiveness.

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