Interview: Honeywell brings leading technologies to China import expo for enhanced cooperation: executive

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-05 04:40:26|Editor: Wang Yamei
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by Xinhua writers Yang Shilong, Liu Yanan

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S.-based technology giant Honeywell International Inc. is set to showcase dozens of products and solutions on connectivity, safety and energy efficiency at the upcoming second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, according to a high-ranking official of the company.

Honeywell triples its exhibition area at the CIIE in 2019 compared to last year and brings more than 30 leading technologies including connected aircraft, connected building, connected manufacturing, connected distribution center safety solutions and efficiency. Some of these solutions would be unveiled in China for the first time, said Shane Tedjarati, president of Honeywell's global high-growth regions.

With the theme of "New Era, Shared Future," the second CIIE, to be held from Tuesday through Sunday, has attracted more than 3,000 companies from over 150 countries and regions.

Tedjarati said Honeywell would launch new generation of tailor-made JetWave, which provides high-speed satellite communications services to Chinese airlines and offers passengers the same Wi-Fi experience at high sky that they have on the ground.

Honeywell would also present environmental friendly 2-phase power batteries and thermal management system (TMS), which enables longer battery life, better dielectric safety, faster response on thermal loads and longer driving mileage for electric vehicles.

Moreover, Honeywell would release a white paper on refineries of the future, and launch new total solutions for connected warehouse.

"We look forward to injecting new vitality into Chinese market, and we hope to get more deals at the second CIIE, demonstrating win-win with Chinese customers for a better future," said Tedjarati.

The CIIE provides a platform for global companies like Honeywell to strengthen business cooperation with China, and "we are excited to have the chance to work closely with our Chinese partners," Tedjarati said.

He noted that China has become one of the important markets for technologies on industrial internet of things (IIoT), and Honeywell provides its customers with first-class connected solutions for the digital economy.

Honeywell is always striving to meet the needs of Chinese customers, and this is also the important reason why Honeywell continuously participates in the CIIE, said Tedjarati.

Tedjarati added, "Chinese economy is a big ocean, and Honeywell has been swimming in this blue ocean. We would like to make more contribution to this ocean."

Honeywell will continue to develop core businesses in Chinese market, key accounts and major cities, to build partnerships, focus on connectivity business, and vigorously expand the mid-range market, especially the largely untapped mass mid-segment market, according to Tedjarati.

At the first CIIE in 2018, Honeywell not only displayed connectivity technologies, but also signed more than 10 deals with Chinese customers regarding connected plant, connected logistics, and connected aircraft, among others.

Notably, Honeywell signed a cooperation agreement with the chemical division of Sinochem Group at the first CIIE. By using Honeywell's manufacturing execution systems, Sennics Tongling plant under Sinochem not only achieved efficient manufacturing operation management and intelligent manufacturing, but also enhanced comprehensive operational excellence and profitability, which contributed to its digital transformation.

As a Fortune 100 technology company, Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies that address challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization and reported 41.8 billion U.S. dollars of net sales in 2018, according to the company.

Honeywell currently operates more than 50 joint ventures or wholly-owned subsidiaries in over 30 Chinese cities with around 11,000 employees.