Provincial capital, political and economic center:
· As the capital of Shandong Province, Jinan is the center of politics, economy, culture, science and technology, education and finance. Located in the Midwest of Shandong Peninsula, Jinan is the core city of Shandong Peninsula urban agglomeration. It connects the Capital economic circle in the north, the Yangtze River Delta economic circle in the south, and connects Shandong Peninsula and central China in the East and West, being an important intersection of Circum-Bohai Sea Economic Zone and Beijing Shanghai economic axis, with a total area of 7998 square kilometers and a city area of 3303 square kilometers.
Shandong Province is strong in economy and finance. It is one of the core areas of the Shandong Comprehensive Test Area for Replacing Old Growth Drivers with New Ones. It ranks among the top in the Shandong Province in the fields of financial investment, tourism consumption, high-tech industry and modern service. The number of national 5A level enterprises ranks first in the Shandong Province and that of high-tech enterprises in Jinan has exceeded 1000 and 70 new financial institutions have been introduced. Inspur Group, Sinotruk Group, Qilu Pharmaceutical, Zhihui Lanhai Internet Brand and other excellent enterprises rank first in the Shandong Province.
· It was rated as the “Top Ten Cities in China’s Business Environment in 2018”, and the reform fever index of Jinan ranked fifth in China. Thus, we have full reasons to say that Shandong Province has excellent business and government environment.
Traffic artery, core location:
· Jinan, as a land transportation hub, has an important geographical location. There are more than 200 cities directly connected with it by high-speed rail, ranking second in China. It takes 1.5 hours and 3 hours respectively to get to Beijing and Shanghai from Jinan. The highway network of “three circles and twelve routes” accesses in all directions.
· Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is an important airport in China, connecting more than 100 cities at home and abroad, including more than 20 cities in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions as well as foreign countries.
City of Springs, famous cultural city:
· Jinan City has a history of 2600 years and is among the first group of State-listed Famous Historical and Culture Cities. It is the first city in modern China to open its own commercial port (1904), enjoying profound cultural heritage.
· Jinan is famous for its spring water. There are 808 natural springs in the City, including 72 famous springs, such as the Four Famous Springs, namely Baotu Spring (“the most renowned springs in the world”), Pearl Spring, Black Tiger Springs, and Five Dragons Pool. There are also the Daming Lake, the first Spring Lake in China; and the Qianfo Mountain, one of the three famous scenic spots in Jinan. The integrated scenery of mountain, spring, lake, river and the City together formed unique scenery line of Jinan of “a city of mountains and lakes”.
· There are 50 universities in Jinan City, including Shandong University, with a large number of talents resources and a strong cultural and educational atmosphere.
Opening to the outside world, economic convergence:
· Jinan is one of the Global Second Tier Cities (GaWC) and is among the Top 50 Asian Cities (Royal Society). It is the city where the five major economic circles in China intersect.
· The opening to the outside world is further advanced. It has been awarded the first “National Smart Logistics Innovation Pioneer Zone”.; furthermore, it has established friendship and friendly exchange relationship with 70 international cities, and has held investment promotion conferences with America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, etc. The City’s total investment of newly contracted projects outside the Province ranks first in the Province; and 23 Fortune Global 500 projects have been introduced to the City.
· Building a regional economic center, accelerating the formation of high-end industries, science and technology, talents, modern service industry cluster in the north, and building a regional headquarters base for central enterprises and multinational companies.
· Building a regional logistics center, the first “National Smart Logistics Innovation Pioneer Zone” and turning the City into an international inland port center city with four ports in one.
· Building a regional financial center, focusing on industrial finance, and forming a full license and all forms financial institution cluster.
· Building a regional science and technology innovation center, focusing on the transformation of achievements, and building an efficient innovation and transformation mechanism that combines production, education and research.
1. Jinan Prior Zone for Replacing Old Growth Drivers with New Ones
Located in the north of Jinan, Jinan Prior Zone has a total planning area of 1030 square kilometers. The development orientation is “industry, city and river”, which forms an organic whole for development and creates a “four new” industrial ecology, namely, new intelligent manufacturing, new science and technology, new service and new consumption.
Major projects such as the High-end Equipment Manufacturing Industrial Park, Shandong Science Town and International Convention and Exhibition Center are under construction.
2. Jinan International Center for Medical Sciences
Located in the west of Jinan, Jinan International Center for Medical Sciences has a total planning area of about 45 square kilometers and a core area of 10 square kilometers. The development orientation is to build a large health industry ecological map of medical treatment, and build a comprehensive medical service center integrating the medical treatment, teaching and scientific research, prevention and health care, health tourism, rehabilitation and medical care
The National Health Medical Data North Center, Shandong Proton Therapy Center and other core projects are under construction, and Shandong First Medical University started enrolling student from September 2019.
3. Jinan International Financial Town
Located in the eastern core area of Jinan, the total investment of Jinan International Financial Town is planned to be RMB 20 billion, covering a total area of 263 square kilometers, with a building area of about 20 million square meters. The project layout is “a line, two cores”, that is to say, taking Jingshi Road as the transportation line and expanding, to build the two cores of industrial finance cluster and science and technology finance cluster respectively. The industrial finance cluster has an investment of about RMB 10 billion, which covers an area of 3.2 square kilometers and has a total building area of about 10 million square meters. The five super high-rise buildings symbolizing mountain, spring, lake, river and city represent the new height of Shandong Province; the science and technology finance cluster has an investment of about RMB 55 billion, which covers an area of 1.06 square kilometers and has a total building area of about 6.6 million square meters. Yunding Tower, the highest building in Jinan, has a building height of 339 meters and a total building area of 2.54 million square meters. The two core areas adhere to high positioning, highlight the main business, and realize functional complementation and coordinated development. There are 12 Fortune Global 500 companies, 21 China’s top 500 companies, 332 financial companies and institutions in the areas. BP Amoco, Zurich Insurance, YKK AP and KPMG have signed contracts.
Top Ten Hundred Billion-Level Industries
Scientific and technological services
There are 28 national enterprise technology centers, 818 R & D institutions of various enterprises, 107 scientific research institutes at or above the provincial level, 25 public technology service platforms, with 29.28 effective invention patents every 10,000 people, and the output value of high-tech industry accounting for 56% of the total output value of industries above the designated size.
In 2018, the City’s financial industry increased by RMB 87.32 billion and the tax revenue in financial industry was RMB 158.8 billion; the balance of Renminbi and foreign currency deposits of financial institutions was RMB 1809.38 billion. The balance of Renminbi and foreign currency loans of financial institutions was RMB 168.52 billion, and the premium income was RMB 44.61 billion, ranking first in Shandong Province. There are 35 listed enterprises with 37 stocks, ranking third in Shandong. In addition, there are 173 enterprises listed on the new three boards, ranking first in Shandong Province.
Jinan has advantages in the research and development and industrialization of new materials, such as high-performance semiconductor crystal materials, fluorine materials, colloidal materials, photoelectric materials, etc., represented by silicon carbide and lithium borate. There are the representative enterprises of the State Key Lab of Crystal Materials and National Engineering Research Center for Colloidal Materials, i.e. Shengquan Group and SICC.
Medical and health
Jinan is among the first group of National Health City Construction Pilot Cities, and among the Electronic Health Card Construction Pilot Cities. As the National Health Medical Data North Center, it gathers more than half of the province’s high-quality medical and health resources. Till the end of 2018, there were 1554 pension service facilities and 7344 medical and health institutions in the City, including 35 tertiary medical institutions. It is actively turning itself into a famous international medical and health city.
Culture and tourism
In 2018, the City’s total tourism consumption reached RMB 113 billion. It is among the Construction City of the National City Wide Tourism Demonstration City, with 360 cultural enterprises above designated size (2017). It has successfully held The 5th China Intangible Cultural Heritage Exposition, the 7th Shandong International Cultural Industries Fair and the 6th Winter Springs-Swimming International Invitational, etc.
Jinan is among the 21 Logistics Node Cities and 29 Logistics Park First-Level Pilot Cities in China, and was selected as the “Land Port Type National Logistics Hub Carrying City”, and the “Commercial and Trade Service National Logistics Hub Carrying City”. It has a total social logistics volume of about RMB 2.7 trillion in 2018, with 11 national 5A level logistics enterprises.
Jinan has a national major new medicine development platform, and a national innovative drug incubation base. Jinan High-tech Industrial Development Zone ranks fifth in National High-tech Zones and National Economic Development Zones in terms of the comprehensive competitiveness in biopharmaceutical industry. It is the core area of Shandong’s new pharmaceutical industry, mainly develops ophthalmic medicine and recombinant human interleukin. Qilu Pharmaceutical ranks first in China’s top 50 strengths of biopharmaceutical research and development. There are more than 1300 new drugs with approval number in Jinan, ranking first in China.
“Jinan Quantum Communication Experimental Network”, the largest and most functional practical quantum communication network in the world, has been built and put into operation. The first National Technical Committee for Standardization of Quantum Computing and Measurement (preparatory) was inaugurated in Jinan.
Intelligent manufacturing and high-end equipment
In 2018, Jinan’s equipment manufacturing industry achieved revenue of more than RMB 300 billion, with obvious advantages in the fields of CNC machine tools, automobile and parts manufacturing, electromechanical equipment, power equipment, power and new energy equipment, energy conservation and environmental protection equipment, etc. The representative enterprises are JIER Machine-Tool Group, SINOTRUK, and CRRC Shandong, etc. A large number of world-famous enterprises such as Bosch, Continental, FESTO, etc. have settled in Jinan. SINOTRUK Group has produced the first zero emission new energy vehicle with hydrogen fuel battery in China, and its pure electric driverless heavy truck for containers has been put into operation in Tianjin; JIER Machine-Tool Group is one of the “three largest stamping equipment manufacturers in the world”, with a world market share of 40% and a domestic market share of 80%.
Big data and new generation of information technology
Jinan is the second famous software city in China. Its main business revenue exceeded RMB 300 billion in 2018. Its main products include Mass storage, server, LD chip and new generation of Shenwei E-class computer prototype system. The representative enterprises are the Fortune Global 500 enterprises, such as Inspur, CVIC SE, Oracle, IBM, Cisco etc. Inspur Group’s server market share has been ranked the third in the world firmly; in the National Supercomputer Center in Jinan, a new generation of Shenwei E-class computer prototype system, which is all developed with self-developed chips, has been officially put into use.
Meide Group Co., Ltd.
Meide Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1962 and is a high-tech enterprise specializing in producing malleable cast iron pipe fittings, ductile iron grooved pipe fittings, steel pipe joints, valves, spiral welded pipes, gray iron threaded pipe fittings, ductile iron threaded pipe fittings, electric power fittings, bronze pipe fittings and other casting products.
The company can provide customers with all kinds of gas, steam, water, oil and other pipeline connection solutions. At the same time, it can cooperate with customers to develop all kinds of casting and processing products made of malleable cast iron, gray iron, ductile iron, copper and other materials. It is a manufacturer with the largest production scale, the most complete varieties and specifications and the most widely sales areas in the world. Its annual production capacity of various products is 300,000 tons.
The company has been committed to brand building, with the trademark MECH having been registered in 82 countries. In 2002, MECH was recognized as a Famous Trademark of China. It is the first one in the same industry in China and the only Famous Trademark of China recognized by the State Trademark Bureau up to now. According to the evaluation of the authority, the value of MECH brand and the enterprise’s overall asset is RMB 56.484 billion. In 2007, MECH pipeline connector won the third (in 2006) Most Influential Brand in the Industry in China, and the first China Pipeline Connector Customer Satisfaction First Brand. At present, the company’s products are found all over the five continents, and are sold to more than 60 countries and regions, with the market share and brand awareness ranking first in the same industry in the world.
Jinan Shengquan Group Share Holding Co., Ltd.
Jinan Shengquan Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1979, covering an area of more than 3200 mu and having 3400 employees and a total asset of RMB 6 billion. It is a high-tech and innovative enterprise that is among the national top 500 private enterprises, focusing on the research, development and comprehensive utilization of various plant straws. The group is involved in four major industries of new biomass materials and biomass energy, casting materials, industrial phenolic and composite materials, and biomedicine. The group is a state-level key high-tech enterprise and a national key leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization and has the only state-level enterprise technology center in the industry. The “Shengquan” trademark is Famous Trademark of China.
At present, the advancement of existing technology, technical reserve, industrial scale, market share, innovation ability, influence and future development potential of the company are among the top in the world, with five number ones in the world and one Asian first:
Firstly, it is the only company that has six straw recycling economic industry chains in the world;
Secondly, the company’s production and sales volume of casting materials, mainly furan resin, rank first in the world (the production capacity is 200,000 tons, accounting for 50% of the domestic market share);
Thirdly, the company has the world’s largest equipment that produces 20,000 tons of xylose and 1,500 tons of L-Arabinose annually;
Fourthly, the company has the world’s largest production line of ceramic foam filter, with an output of 10,000 cubic meters annually;
Fifthly, the company has the world’s largest production line of modified phenolic resin, polyurethane and other new energy-saving materials, with an output of 50 million square meters annually;
Sixthly, the company has Asia’s largest production line of phenolic resin with the production capacity of 350,000 tons per year, ranking in the top three in the world in scale, with domestic market share of about 1/3. “Anteful” phenolic fire insulation board production base is the largest production base of phenolic insulation board in the world.
At present, Shengquan has many national, provincial and ministerial-level innovation platforms, such as national enterprise technology center, national biomass fuel processing branch center, postdoctoral research workstation, three laboratories with national certification and accreditation, provincial green casting material demonstration engineering technology research center, provincial biomass energy comprehensive utilization technology key laboratory, provincial biomass chemical engineering research center, etc. It has been listed as a national technological innovation demonstration enterprise. Up to now, it has undertaken more than 10 national innovation projects such as the Chinese National Programs for High Technology Research and Development and China Torch Program. The company has 4 national key new products, 5 famous-brand products of Shandong Province, declared more than 600 international and national patents, and drafted 36 national and industrial standards, with many technologies reached the international leading level.
Qilu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Qilu Pharmaceutical is a large comprehensive modern pharmaceutical enterprise in China and is mainly engaged in the research, production and sales of preparations and bulk drugs for tumor, anti-infection, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, psychiatric disorders, nervous system diseases and ophthalmic diseases. It has nine production bases covering an area of 3.1 million square meters. The company was ranked 9th in the top 100 enterprises of Chinese pharmaceutical industry in 2015. In 2016, the company’s sales revenue reached RMB 14.475 billion, with an increase of 12.86% year on year; the tax paid was RMB 1.61 billion, with an increase of 24.48% year on year; and the export value was USD 400 million.
The group always adheres to the innovation-driven strategy, with more than 200 kinds of products on the market, nearly 30 kinds of drugs being the first or exclusive in China, and 4 kinds of drugs winning the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. There are more than 200 kinds of products under research, including 21 kinds of biotech drugs and 10 kinds of “blockbuster level” mono-antibody targeted therapeutic drugs. The company has three international level R & D platforms for innovative drugs in the United States, integrating international high-quality resources, and with several innovative drugs to be launched in the next few years.
The group promotes the internationalization strategy in an all-round way. Many of its production lines have passed the official certification of the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan and other countries. Its bulk drug and preparation products are exported to more than 70 countries and regions around the world.
Jinan Branch of China Petrochemical Corporation
Jinan Branch of China Petrochemical Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Jinan Refining and Chemical), formerly known as Jinan Refinery of Sinopec Group, was founded in 1971. It was transferred to Sinopec in 1983. After restructuring in 2000, it became the Jinan Branch of China Petrochemical Corporation. The company covers an area of 2.4 square kilometers. It is located between Shengli and Zhongyuan oilfields, and has its own railway that is connected with the Qingdao-Jinan Railway Line. The raw material resources of the enterprise are directly transported into the plant by two crude oil pipelines (Ф 325 and Ф 377) and natural gas pipelines. The products are delivered by pipeline, railway, automobile and other ways and the channels for resources to enter the plant and products to leave the plant are very smooth.
At present, the company has more than 30 sets of main equipment for production and processing, such as atmospheric and vacuum, heavy oil catalytic cracking, lubricating oil, diesel oil hydrogenation, polypropylene, etc. The original value of fixed assets of the company is RMB 5.078 billion, the comprehensive processing capacity of crude oil is 5 million tons per year, and the number of employees is more than 2000. Its main products include gasoline, kerosene, diesel oil, liquefied gas, road asphalt, polypropylene, sulfur and lubricant base oil, with more than 50 varieties and brands. The company’s product quality has won the national and provincial honors for many times.
Jinan Refining and Chemical has been awarded the “Advanced Unit of Safe Production of Sinopec Group” for many years in a row; it always adheres to the concept of “green and low-carbon development”, attaches importance to environmental protection input and environmental protection management, and has successively won the titles of “National Advanced Enterprise of Environmental Protection”, “National Cleaner Production Demonstration Enterprise”. It has also been awarded the title of “Sinopec Cleaner Production Demonstration Enterprise” for the first batch, and “Advanced Unit of Environmental Protection of Sinopec” for many consecutive years.
Inspur Group Co., Ltd.
Inspur Group is a leading cloud computing and big data service provider in China, and has formed an overall solution service capability covering IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Inspur Group has four listed companies of Inspur Electronic Information, Inspur Software, Inspur International and Huaguang Optoelectronics. Its business covers four industrial groups, namely cloud data center, cloud service big data, software and integration, and enterprise software. It provides IT products and services to more than 100 countries and regions around the world, and comprehensively meets the demands of informatization of governments and enterprises. By 2016, Inspur’s business has expanded to 108 countries and regions around the world. It established branches/ representative offices and exhibition centers in 68 countries, R & D centers in the United States, Japan, Taiwan and other places, and factories in Venezuela and other countries. The joint ventures of Inspur and Cisco, and Inspur and Diebold have been officially put into operation. Its strategic cooperation with Ericsson and LG is further deepened, covering product R & D, solutions, market, sales and other fields.
Inspur has become the industry leader. Inspur’s comprehensive strength ranked 11th in the top 100 of China’s electronic information industry in 2016, and the top two of IT enterprises in China. It is the best software manufacturer of independent brand in China, among the top 50 enterprises with innovation ability in China’s electronic information industry, the top two of IT service providers of independent brand in China, and ranks third in the top 500 enterprises with group competitiveness in China. In May 2016, Inspur won the title of the first batch of “Top 100 Pilot Enterprises of Innovative Enterprises” jointly approved by nine ministries and commissions of the state.
Inspur has become the leader of product market in the industry.The sales volume of Inspur server ranks the fifth in the world and the first in China, with the Inspur K1 retaining the top two in the high-end Unix server market. It has released a new generation of key application host, TS M13. The company’s SR series rack server accounts an Internet market share of as high as 75%, with the sales volume ranking first among the state-owned brands for 20 consecutive years. The sales volume of Inspur Storage ranks the first in state-owned brands for 12 consecutive years. Inspur group management software ranks the first in market share for 13 consecutive years. Its independent software ranks first in China for 6 consecutive years. “Inspur Cloud” firmly holds the first place in China’s GovCloud; Inspur tdata has the largest comprehensive strength; the group management software ERP holds the first place in China for 14 consecutive years.
Inspur is the enterprise with the most complete qualification and the highest level in the industry. Inspur has 8 national innovation platforms. It has become a platinum member of OCP and a gold member of OpenStack. Inspur Software has obtained the Information System Integration and Service Large First-class Enterprise Qualification. The enterprise has the IDC and ISP licenses. Inspur Group has passed the certification of ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001, ISO20000, and ISO27001 systems, military product quality system certification (GJB9001A), confidentiality qualification certification of weapon equipment research and production unit, and national classified information system integration class-A qualification. It is the designated production and sales unit of national commercial password products, and the first software enterprise in Shandong Province to pass CMMI5 evaluation and certification. Inspur Group has won “Cloud Computing Innovation Model Enterprise Award”, “Cloud Computing Customer Application Demonstration Award” and “Outstanding Contribution Award of Cloud Computing in Information Industry” and other important honors.
China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd.
China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. is the main heavy truck production base in China, and also the cradle of heavy truck industry in China. It is famous for developing and manufacturing the first heavy truck in China (Yellow River JN150), successfully introducing the production project of Steyr heavy truck and the joint venture production project with Volvo, and having independently researched and developed HOWO products. There are 29,000 employees, including more than 3,500 engineering technicians of all types.
The company is mainly involved in the research and development, production and sales of various trucks, special type vehicles, buses, special purpose vehicles, refitted vehicle, engines and units, auto parts and special chassis. During the past ten years of reform and reorganization, the enterprise has attached great importance to independent innovation, creating more than 3000 kinds of vehicle models of nine series, including HOWO-A7, HOWO, Steyr King, Steyr and Golden Prince. It becomes the heavy truck enterprise with the most complete driving form and power coverage in China’s heavy truck industry and has obvious technology and market leading advantages in the heavy truck industry. The enterprise has been successively awarded the honorary titles of National Advanced Primary Party Organization, Chinese Top Brand Products, China’s Excellent Innovative Enterprises, and Best Integrity Enterprise in China, etc.