Ningbo is my hometown. It is a nice place to live because it is a flourishing port city; for this reason, it’s also an excellent place for product industrialization. It is located 220 kilometers south of Shanghai.
The ancient Maritime Silk Road started here. Now with the development of the “One Belt and One Road Initiative”, Ningbo plays an even more important role in international economics. The sizable development zones established in and around the city center, have benefited from considerable foreign investment. It is now one of the major economic centers of the Yangtze Delta megalopolis, together with Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou etc.
The city’s export industry dates back to the 7th century. Today, Ningbo is a major exporter of electrical products, textiles, food and industrial tools. Its port, spread across several locations, is among the busiest in the world. In fact, it is the first port by cargo tonnage and since 2010 the third biggest container port. In 2020, the GDP of Ningbo was CNY 1240 billion; raking 12th among China’s 300 major cities.
Its wealth is based on more than the exporting activities mentioned above. The city’s private sector is especially well-developed (contributing 80 percent of its total GDP in 2013). Compared to Hangzhou, which is more known for its e-commerce, Ningbo is historically famous for its manufacturing industry. In the automobile sector for instance, companies such as Geely Auto and SAIC Volkswagen have their factories in Ningbo, and the city has an entrepreneurial ecosystem of more than 4000 companies in automobile accessories. There are also hundreds of companies specializing in household appliances such as ventilators, rice cookers, vacuum cleaners, air-conditioners and other electrical and electronical devices. There are companies providing services such as PCBA, prototype making, mould design, cable production, packaging etc.
Do contact us if you are interested in manufacturing your products in Ningbo. We Edgen Technolgy a team based in Ningbo and in Paris. We speak English, French and Chinese. We stake our reputation on being reliable business partners and, as such, we can accompany you in all aspects of your product development.