China's woodworking machinery industry will enter the stage of smart manufacturing, transforming, and upgrading toward smart and high-end development.
Woodworking machinery is the industrial foundation of furniture manufacturing, the wood processing industry, and other industries. With the improvement of people's living standards, the requirements for furniture and home life are getting higher and higher. Woodworking machinery is playing an increasingly important role in China's furniture and home life industries. Besides, woodworking machinery takes Guangdong, the Yangtze River Delta, and Qingdao as the main production and manufacturing towns to give full play to the benefits of industrial agglomeration and provide complete plant automation manufacturing solutions and equipment.
At present, there are about 1,000 woodworking machinery manufacturers in China, of which about 144 are large-scale, with more than 60 million related engineering and scientific personnel. The main woodworking machinery industry clusters in mainland China include the Pearl River Delta Industrial Cluster with Guangdong as the center, the Yangtze River Delta Industrial Cluster with Shanghai as the center, and the Shandong Peninsula Industrial Cluster with Shandong as the center.
The rise of customized furniture in China will prompt the woodworking machinery industry to upgrade and replace traditional woodworking machinery with a flexible product that is more in line with customized furniture production requirements. The current customized furniture market penetration rate is about 20%, which is expected to be 3 to 5 years. It will further grow to 40%; also, the continuous disappearance of China's demographic dividend has led to the growth of labor costs, and the high-end furniture requirements for production accuracy and higher stability will boost the utilization rate of woodworking machinery. The consumption upgrade was brought about by the continuous increase in disposable income of China's urban and rural residents. The replacement of many old houses with new furniture, the one-time decoration of newly sold houses, and branded furniture have brought strong market demand upward. This will also increase the China furniture manufacturing industry and the woodworking machinery industry will maintain certain growth momentum in the next five years.
Smart manufacturing, build a smart production line
It is predicted that China's woodworking machinery will enter the stage of smart manufacturing in 2025. The Internet of Things will bring woodworking machinery full-cycle monitoring, prediction, and diagnosis. Big data cloud, intelligent autonomous learning, and reasoning, evolution and even evolution, etc., will all be introduced into the manufacturing applications field.
The working environment of woodworking machinery will change from the current high labor intensity, high noise, and high pollution to unmanned, centralized network control, quiet and comfortable environment. In the future, woodworking machinery must have high-precision perception in a dynamic environment. Modeling and cognition also require woodworking machinery to have dynamic accuracy in indoor and outdoor environments, efficient bar code planning, and even unmanned operation conversion processing capabilities. Secondly, the human-machine relationship will also develop towards human-machine collaboration.
In line with the development trend of customized furniture, the future manufacturing model will develop in the direction of small batches, multiple varieties, and short cycles. The application mode will shift to the direction of customized flexible production. This transformation will require woodworking machinery to be as dexterous as people. The future production line It will be presented in a smart production line.
Industrial cluster transformation and upgrading towards intelligence
Guangdong is an industry gathering area for woodworking machinery. There are more than 70 woodworking machinery-related companies in the area. They are engaged in the production and sales of woodworking lathes, planers, milling machines, drilling machines, sawing machines, and other woodworking machinery. In addition to meeting the domestic market in China, they are also exported to Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, the United States, and other countries. At present, the settlement has developed the International Woodworking Machinery Mall as an international trading platform, forming a regional woodworking machinery center integrating production and sales. After four consecutive years of holding the International Woodworking Machinery Expo, attracting exhibitors and visitors from many countries and regions at home and abroad, the trade volume has increased year by year. Making China's Lunjiao region known as the "Hometown of Woodworking Machinery in China".
Combining the assistance of government resources, encourage enterprises to transform and upgrade independently, assist in promoting the transformation of the woodworking machinery industry, and take the route of intelligence and high-end.
The city of Qingdao in China also has the title of "China's Woodworking Machinery City" and is the representative city of the woodworking industry in Mainland China. Due to the rapid development of China's furniture industry, more manufacturers have joined the market and Qingdao Woodworking Machinery in China in the area with the densest and most numerous woodworking machinery manufacturers in China. The annual industrial output value of Qingdao's woodworking industry cluster Qingdao is about RMB 5 billion and the annual export value is about 200 million US dollars. There are nearly 1,000 patents. The products cover wood-based panel machinery, panel furniture, solid wood furniture, paint coating, Dust removal machinery can provide automated manufacturing solutions and equipment for the entire plant. Especially in the field of sanding machines, it is in a leading position in China.
Advantages of Taiwan's woodworking industry-using synergy to meet customer needs
- Different choices of raw materials
Taiwanese companies are accustomed to using high-quality raw materials for woodworking machinery, while the vast majority of China's woodworking machinery industry is still in a state of low-price competition.
- Flexibility of product design
Since Taiwan woodworking machinery manufacturers have accumulated rich experience, they can more flexibly manufacture and provide products according to customer needs in terms of product design and can accept more varied custom orders. Chinese woodworking machinery manufacturers still focus on traditional manufacturing but learn to speed up.
- Different target customer groups
Taiwan’s woodworking machinery products are mainly exported, and they are more sensitive to meet the needs of foreign customers. Also, they often contact foreigners and participate in international exhibitions. They must also keep up with international development trends. Although China’s woodworking machinery products are now a major exporter, they are still Mainly for domestic sales.
- The degree of clustering in the supply chain
More than 80% of Taiwan's woodworking machinery manufacturing companies are concentrated in Taichung. Taichung has a strong machining capability and a high degree of engineering. In addition to convenient delivery and assembly, the price is also competitive. At the same time, the cluster of manufacturers in Taichung is conducive to technical exchanges with the industry, which is very helpful for quality improvement and new product development. China's woodworking machinery industry is mainly concentrated in Shunde, Lunjiao, and Shandong regions, and parts manufacturers are distributed throughout China. The industry cluster is not as high as in Taiwan. It is difficult for complete machine companies to purchase a full set of woodworking machinery parts nearby.
- An international certification
Taiwan's woodworking machinery manufacturers have generally passed the European CE certification, and their products can directly enter the European and American markets, but only a few woodworking machinery manufacturers in China have passed the CE certification. Taiwanese manufacturers have advantages in terms of quality, but they still must integrate the introduction of smart manufacturing to consolidate market competitiveness.