Greetings to all readers of Cotton
Farming magazine. I’d like to send
best wishes to you from Hebei
Province in China on the other side
of the Pacific Ocean. I am Tang Zhangming,
chairman of Shijiazhuang Changshan Textile
Company. We are located about 300 kilometers
south of Beijing.
I am sure that other mill executives have
made a similar statement in their articles, but
let me again say that it’s an unusual opportunity
for a mill in China to communicate
directly with U.S. cotton producers.
These are difficult times, and I think we are
making good progress as the global economic
recession shows signs of ending.
Our company is engaged in textile production,
scientific research and trading. It is one
of the 20 most competitive enterprises in
China’s cotton textile industry and has been
listed on China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange
for more than 10 years.
By necessity, our equipment features the
most innovative technology. We utilize
800,000 spindles, 120,000 weaving machines
of which 2,400 are shuttleless looms. Our
products include 60-120 count combed
cotton yarn and a wide array of different varieties
of 100 percent cotton fabrics.
The product line is consistently ranked
among the most popular in China. We also
offer the finest in apparel and home furnishings
to Chinese and global customers in the
United States, Europe, South Korea, Israel,
Bangladesh, Thailand and Hong Kong.
The origins of our cotton purchases vary
from year to year. Normally, our purchases
are 40 percent local, 30 percent Xingjiang
and 30 percent imported. Most of the imported
cotton is from the United States, and that
quantity has increased in recent years. We
continue to be pleased with the performance
of Certified FiberMax cotton. It has a good
performance record through the years in
terms of quality and consistency.
Changshan Textile was granted the IQNET
Quality Certificate, which is popularly recognized
in 32 countries in the world. The
company’s technical center is the first “State
Recognized Enterprise Technical Center” in
the Chinese domestic textile industry.
Delivering To The Customer
I know that the word “service” is used a lot
in business today, but that is what our
company is all about. It’s a very simple
philosophy. If we try to do our job better each
year and keep the customer’s needs at the top
of the list, we can be profitable.
Along that same line, we also couldn’t do
our job if we didn’t have excellent suppliers
of cotton. And that is why we are so pleased
that the U.S. producer delivers on his promise
every year. We hope it’s a good crop season
for all of you in 2010.