Shandong makes a splash at China industry award

(| Updated : 2023-03-20

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Visitors check out Haier's industrial internet platform COSMOPlat, which allows users to engage in the production process of multiple sectors, in Qingdao. ZHANG JINGANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Three companies and four projects from Shandong province were winners of the 7th China Grand Awards for Industry on March 19 in Beijing.

In addition, one Shandong enterprise and four projects won the "commendation award", while three enterprises and three projects from Shandong won the "nomination award", with Shandong ranking first in number of awards won in the country.

The China Grand Awards for Industry is the highest industrial award in China approved by the State Council. It is awarded and recognized every two years.

The Shandong winners of the award were Yankuang Energy Group, Wanhua Chemical Group, and Lunan Pharmaceutical Group. The four projects wining the award were from Haier Group, Shandong Road New Materials Co, Shandong Sinocera Functional Material Co, as well as the National Rubber and Tire Engineering and Technology Research Center.

The award-winning companies and projects have achieved breakthroughs and innovative achievements, as well as formed a series of effective experiences and practices, according to the judging panel.

As a major industrial province, Shandong has effectively coped with the impact of COVID-19 and other factors in recent years, as well as promoted the upgrading of its industrial bases and the modernization of its industrial chains. As a result, its industrial economy has been growing.

By the end of 2022, the number of industrial enterprises above designated size had exceeded 34,000 in Shandong, and the industrial added value accounted for 32.9 percent of its GDP.

This year, Shandong will highlight the high-end, intelligent, and green development of its industrial economy. Efforts will be made to deepen the transformation of old growth forces and accelerate the high-quality development of the industrial economy.