The development of the hardware industry is very fast. the most concentrated domestic markets of the traditional hardware industry are mainly concentrated in mechanical hardware, construction hardware, decorative hardware and daily hardware. The trend of industrial concentration in the hardware industry is also obvious. the domestic hardware industry is mainly concentrated in economically developed provinces and regions such as Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Hebei and Shandong. The products of traditional hardware enterprises are relatively single, and many enterprises only make accessories and accessories for other manufacturing enterprises, which are highly dependent on manufacturing enterprises, and the response to market demand is also very slow. Traditional hardware enterprises do not pay attention to the research and development of new products and the extension of the market, resulting in the lack of sustainable competitiveness, in the face of more and more specialized market demand and more and more fierce competition. many hardware enterprises with rapid development in the initial stage feel weak in the follow-up.
How to make enterprises have sustainable competitiveness is a topic that many hardware enterprises are thinking about. As a result, the concept of "large hardware manufacturing" is gradually mentioned by enterprises and experts in the hardware industry on various occasions, and the voice of integrating the hardware-manufacturing industry is getting louder and louder. The hardware industry mainly changes the physical shape of metal raw materials, processing and assembly to become products. As long as the industrial field with the assembly of metal parts as the main process belongs to the category of the hardware industry. If we extend the concept of hardware manufacturing to the entire manufacturing field and consider the development of the hardware industry from the perspective of manufacturing industry, the concept of "large hardware manufacturing" comes into being: from the mining and processing of metal materials to the manufacture of primary metal products to the manufacture of general production equipment, and then extended to the manufacture of special equipment in various industries of the national economy, which is the production activities in the whole industrial chain. Can be called "big hardware manufacturing".
In the areas where the hardware industry is concentrated, such as Zhejiang Yongkang, Guangdong Foshan, Zhongshan and other places, the traditional hardware production enterprises gradually achieve forward and backward integration. Manufacturers who originally only produce hardware spare parts are also involved in the manufacture of large-scale machinery and equipment. Usually, the enterprises in a region have also realized the strategic integration from the processing of raw materials to the supply of spare parts to the manufacture of finished products. Hardware manufacturing enterprises also pay more attention to product research and development and scientific and technological innovation, scientific and technological research and development has also promoted the industrial upgrading of hardware enterprises. "Big hardware manufacturing" has become a common practice in industrial concentrated areas.
In fact, the transformation of hardware to large hardware is the process of the transformation from traditional hardware to modern hardware, and the only choice is to rely on scientific and technological progress and take the road of revitalizing the park and industry through science and technology. How to integrate the resources of all parties in the hardware industry to make the hardware manufacturing industry more adapt to the development trend of economic globalization? The information integration function of the Internet provides the possibility for the alliance of the industry: the emergence of the industry e-commerce platform provides many enterprises with a trading platform that can cross the space. it has become a trend to use the network to sell their own products. Among the most commercially valuable commercial websites in China in 2004, industry B2B occupies more than half of the world, and hardware industry websites are among the best.