This year's "Tokyo Motor Show" moved to the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, which is closer to the center of Tokyo. The scale of the venue has been reduced compared with previous years, but compared with the lowest point in 2009, the exhibited products have actually returned. The theme of this Tokyo Motor Show is "Smart Mobility CITY 2011". Correspondingly, the central booths of all Japanese car companies are filled with new energy models such as electric cars and hybrids that are the world's premiere. This is in sharp contrast with the German brands still pushing traditional mass-produced models, and it is considered to be the correction of the collective "aphasia" state of new energy vehicles at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China by Japanese manufacturers.
The top three in Japan are all new energy and concept cars
"There are almost no traditional mass-produced cars released by the top three in Japan. They are all new energy and concept cars." After visiting the entire Tokyo Motor Show vehicle exhibition hall, which has the same capacity as the two exhibition halls of the Beijing Auto Show, the characteristics of this Tokyo Auto Show are clearly highlighted. come out. Compared with the last auto show, the biggest change of this Tokyo Auto Show is the transfer of the main venue from the previous Chiba Makuhari International Convention and Exhibition Center to the Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center, and the auto show will return to Tokyo after 24 years. Official information shows that there are 398 cars and 176 brands from 13 countries and regions, and Japanese local manufacturers are still the protagonists. At the auto show, a total of 52 models made the world premiere, of which 26 were passenger cars and most were concept models equipped with new hybrid and electric vehicle technologies. With the debut of these new energy concept models, Japanese car companies also officially announced the release of a new generation of new energy technology. Unlike Toyota and Honda’s emphasis on hybrid technology during the first generation of new energy exploration, it has entered the second generation of technology. Including plug-in, pure electric and other diversified new energy technologies going hand in hand has begun to become a clear route for Japanese cars.
"I think there will be no more disputes over whether the future car is an electric car or an external plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Because we will definitely need more than one car in the future." Toyoda Akio's point of view represents the commonality of Japanese car companies. Ideas. In order to emphasize the importance of the Japanese automobile industry on new energy technology, the auto show opened for the first time the "Smart Mobility CITY 2011" special hall exhibiting small environmentally friendly vehicles, including small and new energy brands of many brands including Mercedes-Benz Smart. The models are all exhibited here, and experimental programs such as the "smart community" aimed at solving the restrictions on the use of electric vehicles are also promoted. "After watching the Tokyo Motor Show, you will feel more clearly that Chinese car companies have fallen behind in new energy again." Industry insiders who have participated in the Tokyo Motor Show said that although since a few years ago, domestic experts in related industries have been It is emphasized that new energy vehicles are an opportunity, and Chinese auto companies will stand on the same starting line as global auto giants. However, facts have proved that the development of the automobile industry is continuous. After several years of trial and exploration, the multinational automobile giants have basically determined their technical routes. Whether it is BMW, GM, Toyota, or Honda, they have successively introduced more The mature second-generation new energy technology has truly entered the eve of mass production. However, the new energy "technical feast" presented by the local Japanese car companies has not eliminated the criticism of the "Tokyo Motor Show becoming more and more like a local auto show". As early as February this year, the Detroit Big Three (GM, Ford, Chrysler) announced that they would not participate in the Tokyo Motor Show. This is after 2009, the Detroit Big Three once again absent from the Tokyo Auto Show. In the current Tokyo Motor Show with 8 pavilions, Japanese companies basically accounted for 2/3 of the exhibitors.
Toyota advertises "rebirth"
"No matter how difficult the environment facing product manufacturing and how many obstacles there are in the way forward, we will always firmly believe in the potential power of product manufacturing." At the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show that opened on November 30, Toyota Motor President Akira Toyoda The man ended his passionate speech with this sentence. At the top of the central pillar in the Toyota exhibition area directly in front of him, the huge
The Chinese auto market has become a paradise for the global auto industry. If a multinational auto company has not put the Chinese market in the first place, it would be rare news.
The ever-increasing auto production and sales have pushed China to the pinnacle of the world's auto manufacturing power, but behind the market boom, it is difficult to conceal the fact that the domestic auto industry is weak. When many auto companies discovered China, a huge market of 13.65 million vehicles, in the sorrow of the global auto market last year, they seemed to have caught the straw. Global auto giants including Toyota, Volkswagen, General Motors, Nissan, Honda, and Hyundai-Kia have turned to China. This year, mainstream multinational auto companies have achieved more than 20% growth in sales in China.
With the rapid increase in sales, the Chinese market has quickly become the main source of profits for multinational giants. In the first quarter of 2010, the German Volkswagen Group achieved a pre-tax profit of 703 million euros, of which 286 million euros came from the Chinese market, three times that of the same period last year. The profit of nearly 300 million euros has accounted for 40% of the Volkswagen Group's total profit before tax. In order to make greater profits, Volkswagen decided to continue to invest 1.6 billion euros in China. So far, in the next three years, Volkswagen will invest 6 billion euros in the Chinese market. Toyota Motor, the world's largest automobile producer, lost US$4.4 billion in fiscal 2008, but according to media reports, Toyota's two joint ventures in China, FAW Toyota and GAC Toyota, had profits of about US$1 billion in 2008. Honda Motor’s 2009 fiscal year net profit was 3.18 billion US dollars, of which net profit in China reached 2.86 billion US dollars. In order to capture more high profits in China, more and more multinational car giants have established their Asia-Pacific headquarters in China.
Wang Xiaoguang, a researcher at the Decision Consulting Department of the National School of Administration, believes that the pattern of China's auto market is that international capital takes 40% of the capital, occupying 50% of the share, and grabbing 70% of the profits. The rapid expansion of market capacity is the most stable source of profits. Industry insiders generally predict that this year China’s auto market will continue the development trend of last year and continue to grow strongly. The annual production and sales volume is expected to exceed 17 million vehicles. As a result of the further expansion of the market, more profits are being pocketed by foreign giants. However, behind the fast-growing market is the dilemma that China's auto industry has not yet mastered the advanced technology of global automobiles.
Industry experts have long been worried about the “big but not strong” domestic auto industry. Xiang Songzuo, chief economist of the Global Institute of Finance and Economics, has long discovered that foreign giants make money for design, new materials, and new technologies. The main responsibility is the role of the manufacturer. Looking at the survival status of more than 100 domestic vehicle manufacturers, all of them have been pacing at the lower end of the automotive manufacturing industry chain. Few companies have ranked among the top international teams in terms of independent brands.
Recently, the International Organization of Automobile Manufacturers (OICA) announced the 2009 global automobile production statistics. According to statistics, through the merger of the two micro-car companies Changhe Automobile and Hafei Automobile under AVIC Automobile, China Changan has become the automobile group with the highest output among Chinese automobile companies with 1.4258 million vehicles, ranking 13th among global automobile companies. BAIC Group, Dongfeng Motor, FAW Group, Chery, BYD and SAIC are ranked 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th among the world's automakers respectively. Almost left behind by most mainstream foreign auto groups. China's domestic statistics on the production and sales of auto companies have always been based on the production and sales of all cars including joint venture brands and independent brands under the auto group, but this ranking conceals the true development of independent brands. From the statistics of OICA, we can clearly understand the competitive position of China's automobile manufacturing industry in the global industry.
Fu Yuwu, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineering, said frankly in an interview with reporters a few days ago that as far as China is concerned, the core technology of traditional automobiles and new energy automobiles is still very much compared with the international advanced level. gap. "In terms of vehicle technology, automatic transmissions are blank. In terms of automotive electronics technology, we are getting closer to the internat
In order to strengthen safety production management, prevent and reduce production safety accidents, ensure the safety of employees and the company’s life and property, and promote the orderly and healthy development of the company, since March of this year, our company has begun to implement standardized management of safety production. With hard work, various systems and measures have been effectively implemented, and gratifying results have been achieved. On November 1, a safety production standardization acceptance team composed of leaders and experts from the Wenzhou Municipal Work Safety Supervision Bureau came to our company and conducted a one-day acceptance work. The company's overall working environment, implementation of system measures, and rectification results have won unanimous praise from experts, and it has successfully passed the safety production standardization acceptance.