Shougang Changzhi Steel Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1946 under the name “Guxian Iron Works”, Shougang Changzhi Steel & Iron Co., Ltd. (“Changgang”) was the first iron and steel enterprise to be built by the Communist Party of China in the Taihang Mountain Revolutionary Base Area. When Premier Zhou Enlai inspected Shanxi in 1956, he said, “Guxian Iron Works was the first factory officially built by our Party in the base area, and it was built with self-reliance and diligence”. In 2009, its joint reorganization with the Shougang Group was successfully realized.
Located at the junction of Shanxi Province, Hebei Province and Henan Province, Changgang enjoys convenient transportation conditions: the Taiyuan-Jiaozuo and Handan-Changzhi railways, G55 and G22 expressways, national highways 207, 208 and 309, and Changzhi-Handan Expressway run through the north, south, west and east. With the second largest airport in Shanxi Province, Changzhi has opened many air routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other regions. The company integrates mining (coal, limestone, etc.), coking, ironmaking, steelmaking, rolling, cement manufacturing, engineering construction and forging machinery manufacturing. Changgang enjoys good conditions for developing the iron and steel industry: Changzhi has 24.3 billion tons of coal reserves, 140 million tons of iron ore reserves, 500 million tons of limestone reserves and 60 million tons of dolomite reserves, and its water resources are 1.5 times the per capita water resources in Shanxi Province. In addition, located far from the urban area and downwind of the local predominant wind direction, Changgang enjoys a superior geographical position. It also established Shanxi Changqin Coal Industry Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with the Shanxi Qinxin Coking Coal Group.
Changgang has been rated as “AAA” in quality credit, an “Enterprise Abiding by Contracts and Keeping Promises” and an “Excellent Unit in National Enterprise Culture Construction” for many consecutive years. It is the chief drafting unit of the latest edition of the National Standard of Hot Rolled Ribbed Steel Bars for the Reinforcement of Concrete. It was awarded the “National May Day Labor Award” by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. In 2013, it was named “Advanced Collective of Energy Conservation in Shanxi Province”. From 2013 to 2020, it was included among the “Top 100 Enterprises in Shanxi Province” and “Top 100 Manufacturing Enterprises in Shanxi Province”. Since 2016, it has continuously been named a “Meritorious Enterprise in Shanxi Province”. The company's “Construction and Implementation of the Three Clear and Three In-place Post Responsibility System” won first prize in the “National Management Innovation Achievements of State-owned Enterprises”. Four of its scientific and technological achievements won the “Science and Technology Award in Shanxi Province”. “Application and Practice of Internal Risk Control Based on the Post Responsibility System” won first prize at the 22nd Shougang Management Innovation Achievement Awards.
It has three series of products, namely steel, forging machinery and slag cement. Devoted to the R&D of high-strength steel bars and other high-quality rolled steel, Changgang has developed and produced high-value-added products such as high-strength anchor steel for mines, hard wire steel, spring steel, high-quality carbon structural steel, welding steel, cold heading steel, high-strength steel bars, weather-proof steel bars and structural alloy steel. Changgang’s steel is pure in texture and stable in composition. Its leading product, “Shangdang” brand hot rolled ribbed steel bars, has won honors such as the “Golden Cup Award for Physical Quality in National Metallurgical Products”, “National Inspection-free Product” and “National Customer Satisfaction Product”. It has been adopted by the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Beijing Olympic Games venues, Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Shenzhen Bay Cross-sea Bridge, Qinshan Nuclear Power Station, Taiyuan-Jiaozuo High-speed Railway, Zhengzhou-Taiyuan High-speed Railway, Changzhi-Linfen Expressway, Yangcheng-Manghe Expressway, Taiyuan Rail Transit and many other key construction projects.
On the basis of great progress in basic management, safety and environmental protection, green development, product R&D and per capita productivity during the period of the 13th Five-year Plan, Changgang will focus on the “3+2” high-quality development strategy, lay a good foundation for high-quality development in the first three years and promote the transformation of its development quality in the next two years. The key point is to strengthen and improve the scale of 3 million tons of steel, and form a product structure with steel bar products as the main products and coal mine steel, section steel, fastener steel, welding steel and welding wire steel as the auxiliary products. It is necessary to promote safe and green development, and form a relatively optimized safety, environmental protection and energy management and control system. It is necessary to further improve labor efficiency so that the real object labor productivity in the main iron and steel industry can reach the industry level. It is necessary to promote the quality improvement of all employees and form a talent team conducive to high-quality development. It is needed to improve the level of intelligent manufacturing, promote the construction of “informationization and industrialization” projects in an orderly manner, promote the further improvement of management quality, basically formulate an early form of the strategic transformation of the product structure, make the management and control system more scientific and standardized, make the innovation system more dynamic and make the transformation and development direction clearer, thereby enabling Changgang to become an iron and steel enterprise with strong regional competitiveness in the central and western regions.