Sunward Intelligent Equipment Group (hereinafter referred to as “SUNWARD”) was founded in 1999, led by Professor He Qinghua of Central South University.
SUNWARD now is one of the leading underground engineering equipment enterprises in China. It is also listed in “Top 50 Global Construction Machinery Manufacturers”, “Top 20 Global Excavator Enterprises, and “Top 3 Global Regional Aircraft Leasing Enterprises”
SUNWARD has successfully developed more than 200 high-end equipment products with independent intellectual property rights and core competitiveness in more than ten fields (including underground engineering equipment, whole series of excavators, modern rock drilling equipment, special equipment, mining equipment, hoisting machinery, hydraulic components and general aviation equipment), and exported them to more than 100 countries and regions around the world. The trademark “SUNWARD” has been registered in dozens of countries.
SUNWARD has possessed more than 1,000 patented technologies and undertaken 23 national projects such as the National “863” Program, National Sci-Tech Support Plan, and Project to Strengthen Development at the Grass-roots Level. Furthermore, it has won dozens of awards, including the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress, the first prize of Hunan Provincial Technological Invention Award, and the first prize of Scientific and Technological Progress Award in Hunan Province.
As an outstanding representative of national high-tech enterprises, SUNWARD has been awarded or approved to set up “National-recognized Enterprise Technology Center”, “National Technological Innovation Demonstration Enterprise”, “National Innovative Enterprise”, “International Science and Technology Cooperation Base”, “National Mobilizing Center of Engineering Machinery”, “China Well-known Trademark”, “National Study and Work Station for Post-doctors”, “Mechanical and Electrical Products Remanufacturing Unit”, “Academician Workstation”, “National 863 Base of Industrialized Products”, “Hunan Geotechnical Construction Equipment and Control Engineering Technology Research Center”, “Key Laboratory of Critical Energy Saving Technologies for Modern Engineering Equipment in Hunan Province”, “Hunan Engineering Research Center of Underground Engineering Equipment”, “Sunward Intelligent Industrial Design Center in Hunan Province”, and other honorary titles and innovative platforms.
Pilot innovation is the philosophy of SUNWARD development. Compared with the market-following innovation, pilot innovation is a more complex and difficult whole-process product R&D mode and is a higher level of independent innovation. It is the main way to realize the transformation from “Made in China ” to “Created in China”. SUNWARD has proactively created the pilot innovation model and system, bringing differentiated development opportunities. Taking root in the concept of innovation, SUNWARD builds its product groups with distinctive features and significant difference.