Sales of excavators in China up 23 percent25. November 2021
Major manufacturers of excavators in China recorded a steady increase in their sales figures in the first eight months this year. In the January to August period, the top 25 excavator manufacturers sold a total of 259,253 units, reports the China Construction Machinery Manufacturers Association. Compared to the previous year, sales rose by 23.2 per cent. Exports of Chinese-made excavators in particular grew by 101.8 per cent to 40,875 units compared to the same period last year. While sales in August amounted to 18,075 units, a decrease of 13.7 per cent compared to the previous year, exports doubled. Construction equipment production is partially dependent on imported materials, equipment and construction components. To be approved in the Chinese market, these require CCC certification.
A prime example of successful growth in the Chinese construction machinery industry is Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Co., Ltd. or XCMG for short. The now internationally oriented, state-owned group was founded in 1989 and is currently ranked first in the relevant industry; globally, XCMG is ranked third. Not least due to the acquisition of the German Schwing GmbH, a manufacturer of concrete pumps and mixers, XCMG is now one of the world’s leading brands in the construction machinery sector. The company is present in more than 180 countries and has more than 20 production facilities in China alone. Globally, the group operates research and development centres, factories and assembly plants in more than ten countries, including Germany, the USA, Brazil and India. Other notable Chinese construction machinery manufacturers besides XCMG are Sany, Zoomlion and LiuGong.
Construction machinery such as excavators or their components that are sold to China and used in business activities in China require CCC certification. The list of product groups is constantly expanding and depending on the category, a mandatory certification China Compulsory Certificate or, since 2019, a CCC Self-Declaration or a voluntary certification must be obtained. The CCC certificate was introduced in 2002 and applies to both imported and Chinese products. CCC stands for China Compulsory Certificate. The Chinese CCC is comparable to other certifications for standardising product quality, such as the European CE system, but there are important differences. We will be pleased to advise you on the scope and requirements of a China CCC certification without obligation.
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