One afternoon in late autumn, at No. 750 Xiupu Road, Yongqiao Industrial Park, Ouhai District, the production workshop was busy, and a group of customers from Russia placed samples in the sample hall. The traditional peak season of the glasses industry kicked off. This is the Wenzhou headquarters of manufacturer, the first enterprise in the global market share of the glasses packaging industry.
It is the “blue road” of a hard-working family that supports the gold business card of Wenzhou glasses industry. Wenzhou City and the Italian city of Beiruino, Japan's Qijiang City and South Korea's Daegu City are listed as the four major international glasses production cities and export bases, while the output value of Bohai Optical Industry accounts for more than 70% of Wenzhou's entire city. The data shows that in 2017, the output value of more than 500 optical enterprises in the Bohai District totaled over 10 billion yuan. Among them, there are 5 enterprises with an annual output value exceeding 100 million yuan. In the past three years, the sales value of enterprises above designated size has increased by more than 20% annually.
At present, about 90% of Wenzhou glasses industry products are sold to more than 100 countries and regions in Europe and America, and are the main supply areas of the world's top ten glasses brands. As far as the city is concerned, the export volume of glasses from January to August this year reached 4.635 billion yuan, an increase of 8.01% year-on-year, and the growth rate was at the forefront of export commodities.
As a traditional industry, glasses manufacturing has captured the opportunities of the times through the high-end, fashion and branding “three-oriented” transformation, and has established a new vitality in the industry. Wenzhou glasses industry is developing for the high-quality development of traditional industries, boosting the private economy in Wenzhou, and exploring a pioneering path.