Shougang Guiyang Special Steel Co., Ltd.
Formerly known as the “Guiyang Iron and Steel Factory”, Shougang Guiyang Special Steel Co., Ltd. (“Shougang Guiyang Special Steel”) was founded in 1958. On September 12th, 1958, it produced the first round steel unit with a diameter of 24 mm, which ended the history of zero steel production in Guizhou. In July, 2009, Shougang reorganized Guiyang Special Steel and built the new “Industrial Base for Circular Economy of New Special Materials” in Zhazuo Town of Xiuwen County, Guiyang City by implementing the relocation project of urban steel mills. In January 2016, all the old factories of Guiyang Special Steel were shut down and relocated. In July 2016, all the short processes in the new district were completed and put into production, forming an annual output capacity of 500,000 tons of special steel and 700,000 tons of special rolled steel.
The main equipment of Shougang Guiyang Special Steel includes one 60-ton Consteel electric arc furnace, one 60-ton ladle refining furnace, one 60-ton vacuum refining furnace, one hollow steel production line and one high-speed fine wire rolling production line, as well as one 3,000-ton forging hammer and one 800-ton forging hammer. Shougang Guiyang Special Steel possesses internationally advanced electric furnace steelmaking production lines and the most advanced steel rolling, forging and brazing production lines in China. It is the largest production and scientific research base of brazing steel tools for rock drilling in China, and a special steel enterprise with regional characteristics.
Shougang Guiyang Special Steel adheres to the strategy of developing enterprises through science and technology, strengthens product R&D and continuously enhances its core competitiveness. It has successfully created new products such as rail transit steel, automobile steel and military steel, and its variety structure has developed into 13 product series including free-cutting steel, rail transit steel, brazing steel tools, welding steel, military steel, fastener steel, petrochemical steel, tool and mold steel, and bearing steel. Its products are mainly used in construction machinery, rail transit, automobiles, tools and molds, metal welding and other industries. Among them, the developed axle steel obtained CRCC certification for the China Railway DMU axle and HPQ certification from the German Railway. “Shen 24”, the electric locomotive with the highest power in the world, and HXD1C, the first electric locomotive to operate on a 4000-m plateau in the world, both adopt Shougang Guiyang Special Steel’s axle steel. Many kinds of brazing steel tools are exported. Five newly developed varieties, such as tellurium-containing and high-carbon free-cutting steel, have been launched in China.
In recent years, Shougang Guiyang Special Steel has adhered to green development and continuously enhanced its competitive strength. In 2018, it was evaluated as an “Environmental Protection and Integrity Enterprise” by the Guizhou Provincial Department of the Ecological Environment. In 2019, the company had its certification application for the IATF16949 Quality System approved by IAOB, passed the supervision and auditing of the ISO22163 quality management system, completed ISO9001 re-certification, passed the supervision and auditing of its Energy System by CCSC, and obtained BVQI certification in 2020. It entered the lists of high-tech enterprises in Guizhou Province and green manufacturing system construction in Guizhou Province, and won the provincial title of “Green Factory”. In January 2020, it was evaluated as a Class-A “Environmental Protection Integrity Enterprise” by the Guizhou Provincial Department of the Ecological Environment, and in October 2020, it was selected for inclusion in the fifth batch of “Green Manufacturers” of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and became a “National Green Factory”.
2021 is the first year of the 14th Five-year Plan. Under the correct leadership of the Party Committee, Shougang Guiyang Special Steel has strengthened its confidence, seized opportunities, persisted in finding differences based on the benchmarks, promoted the deepening of reform and continuously improved its operation quality and management and control capabilities. It has achieved an annual output of 455,200 tons of steel with year-on-year growth of 15.24%, and 466,600 tons of rolled steel with year-on-year growth of 10.88%. The operating income of its main steel business has reached RMB 3.124 billion with year-on-year growth of 26.07%, while it has paid RMB 334 million in taxes with year-on-year growth of 88.9%.