On the occasion of the opening ceremony, the ceremony was attended by a number of guests from local die-casting associations, financial and media representatives to witness the historical moment together. At the meeting, Mr. Zhang Libo, President of China Foundry Association, Mr. Xu Feiyue, President of Guangdong Hongtu Technology Co., Ltd., and Mr. Liu Siong Song, founder of LK Group delivered speeches at the event. The ceremony was led by "large-scale integration" and focused on three major modules, including thematic integration technology exchange, automotive structural product display, and characteristic brand display, to promote the sustainable development of the high-end equipment market.
As early as January 2022, LK Group and Guangdong Hongtu signed a research and development cooperation contract for the world's first largest tonnage Dreampress 12,000T die-casting unit. The launch of Dreampress 12,000T is the realization of this strategic cooperation and bulk purchase agreement. Trial production of prototypes has also been completed. The die-casting unit is currently the world's first super-intelligent die-casting unit with the largest tonnage. It will focus on the integrated design and manufacture of integrated structural parts such as front and rear underbody and mid-underbody battery case for larger models of new energy vehicles. The successful development of the 12000T die-casting unit marks the successful overcoming of the technological improvement of the super-large die-casting machine, and opens the door for the development and manufacture of key core lightweight components such as the integrated car front underbody assembly and integrated battery tray of new energy vehicles. The new journey will further enhance the global competitiveness of the world's new energy vehicles.
LK Technology has made many breakthroughs in die casting technology, benefiting from the opportunities brought by the booming production and sales of new energy vehicles. According to data from the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers, in the first eight months of 2022, 3.86 million new energy vehicles were sold, an increase of 11 times year-on-year, which proves that China's die-casting industry has created a huge space for development. LK Group will also continue to seize its leading advantage in the die-casting machinery industry, devote itself to promoting the intelligence and digitization of new energy vehicles, and continue to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry.
Mr. Liu Siong Song, founder of LK Technology Group Co., Ltd. said: "LK Technology and Hongtu Technology have always supported and trusted each other. As a leading die-casting enterprise in China, we and Hongtu Technology have been partners for many years. The successful launch brings more possibilities for integrated casting structural parts. Since 2019, the Group has successively released the world's first 6,000-ton, 9,000-ton and 12,000-ton super-large intelligent die-casting units. New breakthroughs in the structure have been achieved, and the maximum die-casting area of die-casting products and the size of die-casting products have been continuously raised to new heights, which has driven the continuous improvement of single-piece casting integrated die-casting technology.
LK Group will take the world premiere of 12000T as a new starting point, increase R&D efforts, explore more opportunities for R&D and cooperation, and hope to create a high-quality and healthy industrial ecology and promote the sustainable development of the die-casting industry.”