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Yichang Hi-tech Industry Development Zone

Hubei Yichang Hi-tech Industry Development Zone is upgrading to national level on December 18, 2010.

As a high and new tech Industrial Park which was first founded in September 1988, Hubei Yichang Economical Development Zone is the first development zone built at its own expenses, thus made it a base of national key industry transferring , and national pilot garden on circular economy. It also has national high and new tech innovation service center and national intellectual property exhibition and trading platform. Currently, there are four major industrial parks: Hubei Shenzhen Park, Dongshan Park, Xiaoting Park and Baiyang Park. The four major parks, covering the total planning area of 100 square kilometers including 54 square kilometers’ developed and developing areas, have a population of 150,000, over 800 foundation sectors and more than 100 industrial enterprises.

The development zone consists of six industrial parks.

Dongshan Industry Park, adjacent to the center, covers a total planning area of 11.2 square kilometers. It has several key enterprises, namely, Hangzhou Beingmate Group Co., Ltd., Ningbo Peacebird Group Co., Ltd., HK Jinbao Music Instrument Manufacture Co., Ltd., Wuhan Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation Haisheng Technology Co., Ltd., Zhongnan Equipment Company Ltd., Yichang HXF Circular Saw Industrial Co.Ltd., SMDERI ( Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute) and 14 other national R&D institutions, China Three Gorges University and 10 other comprehensive colleges and universities. This industrial park has developed hitherto the leading industries including Biomedical, New materials, Optical, Medical and Electrical Integration, Light Industry Food. It is the core area of Yichang new and high technology industry, R&D Institute and modern service industry, self- innovation demonstration area and the reform experimental area of strengthening the city through human resource development.

Located in Xiaoting District of the Yichang City, Xiaoting Industrial Park, with a total area of 25 square kilometers, benefits much by the Yichang Three Gorges Airport, the Yunchi Deep Water Harbor and the Yichang-Huangshi and Shanghai-Chengdu Expressways which pass through the whole district. Focusing on the fine phosphorus chemical industry, ships and machinery manufacturing, new materials and some leading industries, it is the national top-ranking Phosphorus Fine chemical and industrial park and circular economy industrial park. This park involves the world largest Pentaerythritol manufacturing enterprise-Hubei Yihua Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., the SHMP Manufacturing Industry-Xingfa Group, and the first Kiln-process Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing Enterprise-Hubei Sanxin Phosphoric Co Ltd. The output value of this park will exceed 100 billion Yuan (16 billion U.S. dollars) in 2015.

Located in the eastern suburb of Yichang, Hubei Shenzhen industrial park, with a total area of 35 square kilometers, was authorized to establish in 2008. It is the most essential park along the Yangtze River and a key platform for the transferring industry around the Pearl River Delta Regions. This park boasts of the largest ultrathin coated and galvanized plate manufacturing enterprise-Yichang Three Gorges Quantong Coated Plate Co., Ltd. the most important Polycrystalline Silicon Manufacturing Enterprise-Yichang CSG Polysilicon Co., Ltd., the most advanced Submarine Ultra-High Voltage Cable Manufacturing Enterprise-Yichang Lianbang Cable Co., Ltd., and the Automobile Manufacturing Enterprise together with the earliest independent intellectual property rights of making Pickup Truck-Zhongxing Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Five special industrial parks, with a total volume of over 50 millionYuan (8 million U.S. dollars) , are under construction, namely, advanced equipment manufacturing, new energy, automobile and accessories manufacturing, electrician, electric cables and biotechnology. The output value of this park will reach 200 billion Yuan (32 billion U.S. dollars) by 2015.

Close to the Yangtze River, Baiyang Industrial Park is situated in Zhijiang County, where the Beijing-Zhanjiang Railway passes through north-southwards. In 2007, the provincial government formally approved to set up Baiyang Industrial Park with a planning area of 80 square kilometers. Industrial Park focus on Fine Chemical Industry, New Materials, and advanced equipment manufacturing industry; and it is a full-functional modern ecological industrial park that merges Scientific Research on Incubation, Manufacture Industry, and Business Service into a whole. At present, it boasts the Sanxin Company, the leader in Craft Field, which has independent intellectual property rights and a total investment volume of 3.5 billion Yuan (5.6 billion U.S. dollars) . By the end of the 12th Five Year Plan, the annual industrial output value will reach 100 billion Yuan (16 billion U.S. dollars) ; and the value will exceed 500 billion Yuan (80 billion U.S. dollars) upon its full completion.

Wuhan National Bio-industry Base-the Yichang Industry Park, seated in the eastern part of the city, was set up in 2010, with a planning area of 20 square kilometers. Merging R&D, Incubation, Production, and Services into a whole, it is the ecotype biological industrial park covering four major functional areas of Biomedical, Biological Manufacture, R&D Incubation and Public Service. Currently, the Angel Yeast Co., Ltd-the Asian largest group of R&D on AADY, National narcotic drugs designated production enterprise-The Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. have found their profitable opportunities in this industrial park. The output value will hit 100 billion Yuan (16 billion U.S. dollars) upon the completion of this park.

Dianjun Magnetic Electronics Industrial Park is located in the south of Yichang City with a planning area of 5.4 square kilometers. It is the new and high-tech industrial park of strategic emerging industries focusing on electronics, magnetic electronics, metal materials and high-tech industries in Yichang.