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Four major glasses production bases in China

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China's glasses industry is large in scale. According to statistics, as the largest country in the production and import and export of glasses and sunglasses, China has about 6,000 glasses manufacturers and more than 30,000 glasses retailers. The distribution of Chinese glasses manufacturers is relatively concentrated, mainly in Shenzhen, Guangdong; Xiamen, Fujian; Wenzhou, Zhejiang and Danyang, Jiangsu. The industrial facilities in the above areas are relatively complete and have formed a certain scale.

Top1 Shenzhen, Guangdong

Henggang Glasses City

Top1 Shenzhen, Guangdong

"Henggang Glasses" started in the 1980s, and is a general term for the glasses industry mainly gathered in the current Henggang and Yuanshan streets. At that time, Hong Kong's leading eyewear companies such as Gaohua and Gaoya began to invest in the construction of eyewear processing factories in Longgang, Shenzhen, mainly to produce frames and frames. At the same time, they drove a large number of upstream and downstream enterprises in the eyewear industry chain to develop rapidly and gradually formed industrial clusters.

After 40 years of development, Henggang is one of the main production bases of glasses in China, and has become the main production base of world-renowned high-end glasses brands. Advantage.

The structure of glasses may seem simple, but it is actually complex. The manufacturing of a mirror frame includes 6 major items including mold opening, parts production, molding, material, decoration, and assembly, and more than 150 detailed processes, emphasizing the spirit of craftsmanship and excellence. Shenzhen optical companies are good at processing high-end spectacle frames, and nearly 90% of high-end spectacle frames such as plastic frames, gold frames, and titanium frames are sold overseas.

Since the acceptance criteria for products exported abroad are stricter than domestic ones, Shenzhen has also cultivated a number of high-quality glasses manufacturers.

Henggang has about 400 glasses production and sales enterprises, with an annual output of more than 125 million pairs, accounting for about 20% of the country's total output; the production of high-end eyeglass frames such as plastic frames, gold frames, and titanium frames accounts for 70% of the global output, and 95% of the products Exported to all over the world, it has become an important export base of glasses in China. In recent years, Henggang glasses companies have continuously changed their business models and concepts, and carried out industrial transformation and upgrading. They no longer only carry out OEM and OEM production for international luxury eyewear brands. There are brands, and examples of successful brands include self-owned eyewear brands such as Huaqiang Optical's "Paisi" and Kaidi Optical's "Fakamu".

Ouhai Glasses Town

TOP2 Zhejiang Wenzhou

At present, there are thousands of enterprises in the glasses industry in Wenzhou, of which there are only about 400 manufacturers of glasses, and the other 600 are supporting enterprises, and some of them have become the leaders of the same kind of enterprises in China.

The glasses industry in Wenzhou started with low-end sunglasses, most of which cost only US$1 per pair, and were called beach sunglasses in the industry. That is to say, when swimming or sunbathing at the seaside, they will buy a pair of sunglasses made in Wenzhou and use them.

At present, the export of glasses in Wenzhou has gone out of the period of beach sunglasses, mainly in optical glasses, and the export enterprises are mainly concentrated in Ouhai and Ruian.

At present, Wenzhou has become one of the main bases of OEM (Original Processing) of major eyewear brands in the world. There are dozens of well-known international brands manufactured by Wenzhou optical companies, including Hugo Boss, Guess, Armani, Prada, Just Cavalli, Grand Vision, Fielmann and other brands. There are as many as 40 or 50 companies involved in OEM.

Mayu Town, Ruian City, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province has nearly 160 glasses manufacturers, with more than 10,000 employees, and is the main production base of glasses in Wenzhou. Mayu Town built an optical optics creative service platform and Mayu Optical Optical Small and Micro Enterprise Pioneering Park, ushered in the first batch of production enterprises, covering an area of about 210 acres.

China (Ouhai) Glasses Town is located in the core area of Louqiao Industrial Zone, Ouhai, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, with a planned total area of 3.9 square kilometers, of which the core area covers an area of 1.05 square kilometers. It focuses on the development and design of glasses, high-end customized production of glasses, glasses The four major industries of expo trading and glasses cultural tourism experience are national AAA-level tourist attractions.

Optical Town Brand Street is the core area of Optical Town. The factory buildings along the street are planned in a unified way, with a total construction area of 570,000 square meters. It forms a characteristic block displaying optical culture, and integrates wholesale and retail of high-end optical products with "store in front and factory in back" It is committed to becoming a glasses purchasing center in Asia and even the world, and becoming the never-ending "Canton Fair".

With the theme of the glasses industry, the glasses town has three functional areas: the advanced manufacturing area, the business, culture and tourism area, and the comprehensive service area. In the core area of the glasses town, the glasses brand street is the biggest highlight and feature. The uniformly planned brand image stores are located on Haoxin Road and Jiguang Road, and behind the store is the glasses factory.

The merchants in Glasses Town are mainly engaged in the wholesale and retail of mid-to-high-end eyewear products. The brand image store provides services such as product display, logistics distribution, mirror testing, professional customization, etc., creating the shortest supply chain from the manufacturer to the store, and the products sold are the same as those of international luxury brand manufacturers of similar products.

Stepping into the 21st century, Ouhai glasses have entered a new stage of development and achieved a qualitative leap. The production of optical glasses has started, and a large-scale industrial chain has been formed in optical accessories, equipment, molds, electroplating, etc., and the quality of enterprises has also been greatly improved. Intensive, modern enterprise direction development, forming a complete industrial chain integrating research and development, design, production and sales. In 2019, Ouhai has more than 500 glasses and related upstream and downstream enterprises, more than 60,000 employees, 56 enterprises above designated size, and an annual output value of over 10 billion yuan.

In 2021, the town's output value will reach 15 billion yuan, and its eyewear products account for one-third of the Chinese market and are exported to more than 100 countries around the world.

Xiamen International Optical Fair

Top3 Fujian Xiamen

In the early 1990s, a group of excellent glasses manufacturers and supporting factories in Taiwan moved to Xiamen, and the Xiamen glasses industry cluster was gradually established, improved and developed. After nearly 30 years of development, Xiamen has become a domestic sunglass production base. So far, it has developed a relatively complete glasses manufacturing industry covering sunglasses as the main body, as well as spectacle frames, optical lenses, presbyopia, and production equipment. A complete industrial chain from materials, parts, electroplating, mirroring, packaging to wholesale and retail. The Xiamen brand has become a domestic fashion vane, and its international influence is also increasing day by day.

Xiamen glasses industry has upgraded from OEM to ODM, and will build its own brand and strengthen brand marketing as a major measure of transformation and upgrading. The creation of well-known independent brands such as "Baosheng", "Paramount", and "Blue Boiling Point" has improved the grade and added value of products. Among them, "Baosheng", "Paramount" and "Blue Boiling Point" are well-known trademarks in China; in addition, sports glasses in Xiamen have two brands of "Ouye" and "Gote"; presbyopic glasses have "Sunset Red"; The lens has "AP" registered trademark.

Xiamen has become a domestic production base for sunglasses.

In 2019, the export value of China's glasses and their parts exceeded US$5.6 billion, a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. So far, there are more than 100,000 optical stores in China, as well as numerous brand stores, eye hospitals, optometry centers and other related industries and institutions.

China Danyang International Optical City

TOP4 Jiangsu Danyang

Danyang City, Jiangsu Province, started to develop the glasses manufacturing industry in the 1960s. After more than 50 years of development, it has become the most distinctive pillar industry in Danyang City. Danyang has more than 1,300 manufacturers of various types of glasses processing and manufacturing, more than 60,000 employees, and an annual output of more than 120 million pairs of frames. More than 300 million pairs of optical lenses, with an annual output value of 16.4 billion yuan. Its lens production accounts for 75% of China's total.

Danyang City, Jiangsu Province has become a major lens production base in China and is known as the "China Glasses Production Base". There are more than 2,000 enterprises engaged in the glasses industry and related supporting facilities in Danyang City, with about 60,000 employees. In 2015, the sales revenue of the entire industry in Danyang was about 13 billion yuan, accounting for one-sixth of the sales of the national optical industry. The China (Danyang) International Glasses City built in recent years has a construction area of 110,000 square meters. It is an experiential tourist service business district integrating leisure and entertainment, business office, film and television performances, etc. It has become the largest glasses trading market in the country, breaking away from the traditional A single business model for the eyewear market.

Danyang glasses processing and production enterprises are mainly distributed in Danyang Economic Development Zone and Situ Town, Danyang City, while sales and trading enterprises are mainly concentrated in China (Danyang) Glasses City, forming two glasses manufacturing clusters and one glasses service cluster. Area. Situ Town is located in the western suburbs of Danyang City, where China (Danyang) Glasses Industrial Park is located. There are more than 400 glasses production and supporting material manufacturers in the town, and there are a large number of well-known domestic glasses companies.

Such as Danyang Wanxin Optical Company, Haichang Glasses and so on. Danyang Glasses City is located in the center of Danyang City, with convenient transportation. It covers an area of 27 mu, with a construction area of 37,000 square meters and more than 800 shops. It is the most important trading market for Danyang glasses. At present, in the two glasses manufacturing clusters in Danyang, there are glasses raw material manufacturers, lens manufacturers, frame manufacturers, glasses spare parts manufacturers, glasses processing companies, and glasses assembly companies.

The production chain of Danyang glasses industry has been formed, and the supporting industry chain of Danyang glasses industry has been formed by financial service institutions, logistics and transportation enterprises, testing and inspection institutions, etc. In the concentration of Danyang glasses service industry, the sales chain of Danyang glasses industry is formed by the glasses retail, wholesale and trade enterprises.


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