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Brand names from Xiamen
By Li Hui (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-01-08 07:38

Xiamen has been particularly strong in the electronics, heavy machinery and chemical industries, with 956 large-scale enterprises producing 75 percent of the city's output.

The electronics industry produced 86.48 billion yuan worth of finished goods in 2006, 35.4 percent of the city's total.

Dell, Amoi and PMX are among the city's brand-name producers of computers and components, while Amoi and Legend are top manufacturers of mobile phones. Xoceco Electronics owns the Prima TV brand, while Amoi, Panasonic, PMX and CXEE are large producers of other audio and video equipment.

Ten of Xiamen's businesses rank among the country's top 100 in electronics. Hongfa Electroacoustic is a top producer of power switching equipment, San'an Optoelectronics ranks among the world's top in LED chips. TDK is a leading enterprise making tapes and ceramic capacitors.

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Famed producers of electronic components in Xiamen include FDK, TDK, NEC, ITT and Xiamen Duowei.

The metallurgy and heavy machine sectors yielded 56.9 billion yuan in 2006, 23.3 percent of the city's total industrial output value. The city is among the country's top producers of shovel loaders, buses, power transmission equipment, and heavy lifting and carrying machinery.

Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering is strong in the Asia-Pacific region in the maintenance of large airplanes, especially the Boeing series.

Xiamen KLM Motor Group is the leading bus maker in the nation.

Moreover, the city is an important base for the production of container vessels and luxury yachts, and the world's largest production center of tungsten products.

The industrial output value of the chemical industry was 35.8 billion yuan in 2006, 14.6 percent of the city's total.

Xianglu Petrochemicals is equipped with the world's largest and the most advanced facilities for producing PTA used in polyester fiber, capable of making 1.5 million tons a year. Cheng Shin Tire is one of the world's top producers of tires.

The total capacity of Topstar Light, Lisheng Electronic Light and about 20 other factories is the world's greatest in the production of energy-saving lights.

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