Zhejiang Yinlun Machinery Co., Ltd is the leading enterprise in China’s industry of automobile radiators. In 1980, it first successfully trial produced stainless steel plate fin oil coolers. Its leading products oil coolers and intercoolers are China’ s top brand products whose production sales volume has ranked the first in the same industry in China for ten consecutive years. “Yinlun” is famous trademark of China. The company is a standard leading manufacture unit of China’s engine radiator industry, state-level high-tech enterprises, national export-oriented enterprise of auto parts, as well as one of the top 100 excellent auto parts suppliers. It has successively been certified by ISO 9002, QS9000, VDA6.1 as well as ISO/TS16949, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001. On April 18, 2007, the company was successfully listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and became the first private listed enterprise in China’s industry of automobile radiators.
After more than 30 years of struggle and innovation, the capital scale of Yinlun has reached RMB 2 billion. Its heat exchanger products have over 3,000 varieties and specifications of six series, i.e. oil cooler, intercooler, radiator, cooling module assembly, exhaust gas recirculation cooler, and aluminum die castings whose annual sales volume exceeds 10 million pieces. The domestic market shares of its leading products oil coolers and intercoolers are respectively 45% and 35%. The products of the company have developed from individual part or component to module assembly and system, from intercool that conforms to Euro I and II emission standards to EGR system and SCR system that conform to Euro IV and Euro V emission standards, from the supporting field of internal-combustion engine and commercial vehicle to the supporting field of automobile, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, locomotive, ship, generator set etc, and further to civil, industrial intelligence, and environmentally friendly, energy saving and high efficiency products. The SCR system developed by the company jointly with Tsinghua University passed the field test conducted by Jinan Vehicle Test Center in February 2010 and reached Euro V emission standard; the cooling modules of commercial vehicles developed by the company on its own has successfully been applied in many engine manufacturers in China; the cooling modules of construction machinery developed by it jointly with Caterpillar have been applied to Caterpillar excavators in batches; the automobile front-end modules developed by the company on its own has already been tested and accepted by Geely. Besides, the company is the strategic supplier of Caterpillar, global purchasing board member, as well as the heat exchanger strategic partners of Beiqi Foton, Yuchai, Weichai, CNHTC, Dongfeng Liuqi, and DFCV.
Yinlun attaches great important to the building of capacity for independent innovation. For many years, it has been striving to continuously improve its research and development capability. Since 2000, it has successively built joint research and development center with Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Zhejiang Science and Technology Institute, and established long-term cooperation relation with Internal Combustion Engine Research Institute of China, Tsinghua University, AVL research institute in Austria, Lakoff research institute in White Russia as well as many famous universities and research institutes. The company has constantly increased its spending on R&D. Its research institute has developed from the former design institute into enterprise institute at provincial level. Besides, approval has been obtained to set up national post-doctoral research workstations. The number of research personnel has increased from more than 10 during its establishment to more than 200 today. Most of the former research personnel are graduates with associate degree while most of the present research personnel are graduates with bachelor’s degree (doctoral graduates and postgraduates now account for a high proportion). The R & D means have developed from the former hand-drawing to the present simulation analysis and calculation of all computers, from the former processing with supplied drawing and sample to the present synchronous development or even advanced development, from the former simple test bed to the present heat exchanger test center which is the largest of its type in China and enjoys world-class test equipment and most complete experimental instruments, as well as from processing as an agent before to provision of customers with heat exchanger solution now. Yinlun’s current R&D investment has accounted for over 4% of sales revenue for the current period. Among the members of R&D team, there are 10 doctoral graduates and 30 postgraduates, as well as 6 experts in the industry who have worked for many years in enterprises of the same industry. Yinlun has quickened its application for patents. It has possessed more than 80 national patents. In addition, the application for many of its patents has been accepted by the National Patent Office.
As customers’ requirements become higher and higher and environmental protection, energy saving and new energy technologies develop continuously, the company has set about the research and development of relevant technology and put forward the strategy of “four internationalization”, i.e. internationalization of products, internationalization of factory, internationalization of talent, and internationalization of management. It strives, through five to ten years of effort, to turn Yinlun into “world-class excellent supplier of heat system integration” and edge its way into the list of the top six of its type in the world, so as to do its bit to revitalize China’s auto parts industry and national brand of radiator.