On the afternoon of July 30, 2022, China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. and Shandong Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd. held a strategic cooperation signing ceremony in Jinan. Liu Liehong, Secretary of the CPC group and chairman of China Unicom, and Tan Xuguang, Secretary of the CPC committee and chairman of Shandong heavy industry attended the signing ceremony and delivered a speech. Tang Yongbo, deputy general manager of China Unicom, and Jiang Kui, general manager of Shandong Heavy Industry signed the agreement on behalf of each party.
Previously, both parties have made joint efforts to achieve industry benchmarking in the application of 5G+ Intelligent Construction Machinery and the Construction of Intelligent After-sales Service Platform. The Intelligent Driving Project based on 5G+ Edge Computing won the “New Business Innovation Award” of Layer123 World Congress. The signing of this agreement marks the formal and comprehensive launch of strategic cooperation between the two parties.
Before the signing of the agreement, Liu Liehong visited the Heavy Truck Museum. Tan Xuguang introduced the development history, industrial layout, scientific and technological innovation of Shandong Heavy Industry to Liu Liehong.
Liu Liehong said in his speech that China Unicom has always adhered to the responsibility of the national team, the main force and the pace setter, spared no effort to play the role of “the Backbone of a Great Power” in the new journey of digital economy development, and accelerated the extension of industrial Internet from auxiliary production to core production. He hopes that the cooperation between the two parties will be further deepened and practical, accelerate the construction of a cooperation mode of “diversified co-construction, mutual complementarity and promotion, cross-border integration, and symbiotic coopetition”, deepen the integration and breakthrough in the field of 5G+ Industrial Internet, and make greater contributions to accelerating the process of intelligent manufacturing and industrial digitization.
Tan Xuguang said that the industry-leading generator set of Shandong Heavy Industry will provide independent and safe power solutions for China Unicom's data center construction. Under the situation that the digital transformation of the equipment manufacturing industry is imperative, he hoped that both parties would give full play to their respective advantages, jointly explore and promote the intelligent manufacturing of high-end equipment industry and the construction of industrial Internet platform, and build Shandong Heavy Industry into a leader in the digital transformation of high-end equipment.
According to the agreement, both parties will cooperate in basic communication, 5G+ intelligent manufacturing, industrial Internet platform, intelligent logistics, intelligent storage, product R&D, sales and after-sale service. In the next stage, China Unicom and Shandong Heavy Industry will make joint efforts to forge ahead in the main channel of the digital economy, further utilize the characteristics of “intelligence gathering, coordination, activation and efficiency enhancement” of digital technology, realize the complementary advantages, information sharing and mutual benefit of both parties, output wisdom and solutions to promote the high-quality development of the digital economy, and greet the 20th National Congress of the CPC with excellent achievements.