On the morning of December 19, 2021, Tan Xuguang led a team to Weichai Lovol to research on smart agricultural machinery and smart agricultural business, he visited overtime employees, held a symposium, and checked the shortcomings of the global first-class level. He proposed that Weichai Lovol should play the leading role and lead the modernization of Shandong agricultural machinery to the forefront of the China and the world.
Tan Xuguang first came to the Weichai Lovol tractor and harvesting machinery intelligent workshop, he inquired in detail about the current market sales, quality control and intelligent manufacturing, and had a cordial conversation with employees who are working overtime.
General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that the key to agricultural modernization is the modernization of agricultural science and technology. The CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Government implements the national rural revitalization strategy, proposes to strengthen the support of modern agricultural technology and material equipment, strengthen the construction of the technology system innovation team, and promote the transformation and upgrading of the agricultural machinery and equipment industry.
According to the strategic deployment of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, Weichai completed the reorganization of Lovol Heavy Industries in 2021. In the past year, the two parties have given full play to the synergy of 1+1>2. Relying on Weichai’s advantages in new technologies such as electronic control, new energy, CVT powertrain, and intelligent driving, Lovol made technological breakthroughs, mastered the core competitiveness of agricultural equipment industry, and pressed the "forward button" to promote the high-end and intelligent development of China's agricultural machinery.
2021 is the "harvest year" of Weichai Lovol's technological innovation. It released the first domestic CVT heavy-duty intelligent tractor with independent intellectual property rights, breaking through the bottleneck technology of intelligent agricultural machinery such as continuously variable transmission technology; The "Key Technologies and Application of Agricultural Machinery Automatic Navigation Operation Based on Beidou " project won the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and is the only national science and technology progress award in the field of agricultural machinery in 2020. It is expected to achieve annual operating income of 17.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 27%; total profits are expected to exceed 600 million yuan, an increase of 164% year-on-year, achieving high-quality and high-speed growth, and becoming the country's agricultural machinery industry with the highest revenue and profit.
At the symposium, Tan Xuguang listened to reports on the research and development of smart agriculture and high-end agricultural machinery technology. The meeting focused on issues, goals, and measures, benchmarking world-class competitive products to find gaps, with talking about nothing but shortcomings. The meeting had also established a three-year action plan for smart agriculture business.
Tan Xuguang emphasized that smart agriculture is the new business growth pole of Weichai Group in the future. We must unswervingly implement the national rural revitalization strategy, give full play to the advantages of global resources and technological innovation, and unswervingly stands in the frontline of the country. Agriculture modernization should be realized with the help of science and technology, and the rural revitalization of Shandong.