As China is facing severe electricity issues due to coal shortage, the sewing technology industry in the country has also been impacted.
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) had issued warnings to 9 provinces in August this year in terms of their energy consumption aggregate and intensity by singling out Qinghai, Ningxia, Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Shaanxi and Jiangsu.
At present, power cut and production control become the top priorities faced with a grave situation of energy consumption aggregate and intensity.
This round of power cut has had an impact on the normal production schedules of enterprises in the sewing machinery sector. According to the industrial clusters of sewing machinery spare parts in Wanping (Jiangsu), the local government has already made clear and gradually rolled out the power cut criteria specific to enterprises classifications.
Guangdong Sewing Equipment Chamber of Commerce has informed that Guangdong basically implements a power cut measure of ‘five-day on, two-day off’, which has a negligible influence on companies’ operation considering it is the slack season for the sewing sector now.
However, as some areas begin to tighten their rules, things might become worse if their proposals of “four-day on, three-day off” or even “two-day on, five-day off” are materialised.
In other cases, sewing enterprises in Fujian have felt little impacts by the power cut, and it has yet to deal a substantial blow to Xi’an TYPICAL – a leading sewing machinery manufacturer.
In response to the “strictest round of power cut,” on the one hand, it is advised to enterprises in the sewing sector to coordinate with the Government actively in order to immediately adjust their power consumption plans and submit related breakdowns, to ensure normal operations; on the other hand, they can take the initiative in making use of mechanical power generation, solar power, etc. to replenish their power supply and offset the power cut impact to the most extent.