In recent years, Nanning City has unremittingly adhered to the strategy of “Strengthening City through Industries” to promote industrial development, park construction and enterprise cultivation with full strength. It has concentrated superior resources to strengthen three key industries, namely electronic information, advanced equipment manufacturing and biomedicine, and has actively cultivated strategic emerging industries such as new materials, energy conservation and environmental protection as well as new energy. It has also transformed and upgraded traditional industries such as food, chemical, building materials and paper-making, aiming to further optimize its industrial structure, expand industrial scale and enhance industrial strength.
The industrial structure has been optimized continually and the industrial chain has been further extended, with the type of industry transformed from resource processing to processing and manufacturing, and from traditional industries to modern industries. The industrial agglomeration effect is gradually emerging with the emergence of new industrial representatives such as “Made-In-Nanning Metro” and “Made-In-Nanning Bus”, which has promoted Nanning to achieve a historic leap in industries and gradually form a key industry-led development pattern. The added value of the secondary industry increased from 79 million yuan in 1958 to 159.95 billion yuan in 2017.
Specifically, Nanning City signed a contract with Northeastern University to jointly build Guangxi Advanced Aluminum Processing Technology Innovation Center, planning to design and manufacture the first large aluminum processing heat treatment equipment in China before April 2019; and signed a contract with Huazhong Numerical Control Co., Ltd. to jointly build a designing institute of lightweight electric automobiles to create the first lightweight body-in-white production line in China, so as to upgrade industries in Nanning City with better conditions and new power and vitality.