Kaifeng Carbon Co. Ltd. China Pingmei Shenma Group.
Kaifeng Carbon Co., Ltd, Zhongping Energy & Chemical Group (KFCC) is located at East Industry Area, Kaifeng, Henan Province. The company was founded and registered in August, 2002 by eight shareholders with Zhong Ping Energy Chemical Group being the largest one. The total investment to the company has added up to RMB 999.98 million and total area of company land is over 840 mu. The company mainly manufactures ultra high power (UHP) graphite electrodes and nipples with diameters of 500mm (20”), 550mm (22”), 600mm (24”), 700mm (28”). The phase I capacity is 22,000 tons / year. As a subsidiary of KFCC, Sanji Carbon Co., Ltd in Pingdingshan with capacity of 20,000 tons/year mainly manufactures small size (with diameters of 500mm and less) UHP, HP and NP graphite electrodes as well as carbon blocks with various sizes.
The Kaifeng Carbon project was approved by National Development and Reform Commission, aiming to upgrade manufacturing technology and industrial equipment level of UHP electrodes of domestic carbon industry, change the complete dependence on foreign import of UHP graphite electrodes which restricts domestic steel industry’s development, and narrow domestic gap of UHP electrodes and nipples. KFCC was jointly set up by eight shareholders, including Zhong Ping Energy Chemical Group—the largest coal company in Henan Province, Anyang Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd—the largest steel company in Henan Province, Henan Pingneng Venture Investment Co., Ltd, Henan Investment Group Co., Ltd, and Kaifeng Municipal Construction investment Co., Ltd etc.
The company is equipped with international advanced on-line process technology for UHP graphite electrode and adopts sophisticated equipment in extrusion, bake, impregnation, graphitization and machining, with the entire production line controlled by PLC system. As is shown in performance at many domestic steel companies, the product quality has reached international level and the products can no doubt replace import.
Through the endeavor of all our staff, the company had five regular UHPΦ700mm electrode customers (altogether seven in China), ten regular UHPΦ600 electrode customers (altogether twelve in China) and two regular UHPΦ550mm customers by the end of 2009. At the same time, the company has successfully entered Taiwan market and international markets in Europe, America, India, Korea and Malaysia.
There are total 885 employees with KFCC, 400 of which are with Kaifeng Carbon and the rest with Sanji Carbon, a subsidiary of KFCC. Moreover, 46% of the 400 in Kaifeng Carbon have higher education, 184 of which graduated from college or above and 59 of which graduated from university or above. The company passed the ISO14001:2004 Environment System Certification, GB/TZ8001: 2001 Safety System Certification and ISO9001：2000 Quality System Certification on the 10th April, 2009. International standard on management has been met in production control, quality control, safety control, technology development, occupational health, product sales, logistic control and customer service. The company exerts to upgrade technology and develop technology and products of its own intellectual property on the basis of absorbing the introduced technology. The company also puts emphasis on talents and makes the most of its own advantages in technology, product and management to attract, train and keep talents to set up a good platform for talents to perform. Moreover, the company gradually introduces competition and incentive mechanism to integrate the company, talents and market and form the sound development situation in which the company develops through competition, with the company adapting to market and its talents adapting to competition. As a result, the company can go on a sound development track with target to be listed in domestic stock market and products well sold home and abroad.
KFCC is a new company in the 21st century and has been working hard to innovate since it was founded. The company is always exerting to improve operation efficiency and management, ensure shareholders’ profits, continuously enhance its comprehensive strength and market competitive power. In addition, the company also actively takes part in international competition to make itself a domestic first-class and world-renowned carbon company.