Make a timer with your heart
Walking along a small branch road called Xiangbu Road on the airport road, the reporter found Hangzhou Tianma Time Control Technology Co., Ltd. and met the company’s chairman Wang Zuwei.
Without the usual suit and leather shoes of a business leader, he wears the same beige overalls as the workshop employees. This is also a highlight of Tianma Time Control. All employees wear uniform clothes.
In today's turbulent Internet wave, as the earliest entrepreneur in Hangzhou, Wang Zuwei has only focused on one thing since starting his business-making timers, working with employees, eating and living together every day. But what seems to be such a traditional boss, the mobile phone is rose gold, and each member of the company's management committee is equipped with the latest Apple computer.
Innovation and transformation are his tense strings. This may also be the reason why Tianma Time Control can become the leader of the timer industry. As a domestic timer production and R&D base, the sales of timers produced by Tianma Time Control have always maintained a leading position in the industry, occupying more than half of the market. Share.
From 1985 to 2015, after 30 years of silent hard work, Wang Zuwei's next goal is to turn Tianma Time Control into a garden-like smart factory.
History of Entrepreneurship: A little timer, why can't we produce it ourselves?
He was born in a peasant family, but Wang Zuwei knew in his heart that poor family conditions could not stop him from working hard, so he had to work harder and endure harder than others. He started studying at the age of 6, and graduated from high school at the age of 15. In Wang Zuwei's view at that time, reading was the first shortcut to realize his dream. However, his college entrance examination was 6 points poor, which completely shattered his college dream.
After failing the college entrance examination, Wang Zuwei went to learn a craft: painter. After only one year as an apprentice, Wang Zuwei formed his own team in the second year, which shows Wang Zuwei's super learning ability and leadership talent.
"I started my business at the age of 19. At that time, the reform and opening up coincided with the rise of the domestic home appliance industry. A large number of foreign companies such as Panasonic began to enter China. At that time, I heard that domestic washing machine timers were imported. I thought, Why can't we produce small timers by ourselves?" Wang Zuwei was determined to change the dilemma at the time.
So he started his entrepreneurial journey. In the beginning, it was simple processing of plastic parts. After having a certain foundation and strength, he began to get involved in the timer industry with two manual injection molding machines worth more than 2,000 yuan.
At that time, in the timer industry, compared with large state-owned factories, Tianma Shikong, a private enterprise, was only a humble "small role", but this small role grew quietly in the spring of reform. At the beginning, there were only a few machines. Under the leadership, such as the development and growth of Ma Shikong today, it has formed three major unit products, namely mechanical timers, intelligent controllers and household motors. It has nearly three hundred specifications and models of products, with annual sales exceeding 200 million yuan. The timer market share is over 50%. Tianma Time Holdings now has 52 patents, becoming an industry benchmark. In the past three years, the company has been rated as "Hangzhou Patent Pilot Enterprise".
"Now that Hangzhou is to be a smart city, Tianma Time Control has also been advancing on the'Road of Wisdom'. As we move towards the goal of being the world's strongest timer, we are also constantly increasing the content of'wisdom' and doing intelligent control. "Wang Zuwei said.
Innovation concept: only innovation-driven, enterprises can continue
The experience of visiting Japanese companies in his early years left a deep mark in Wang Zuwei's mind and convinced him that only innovation-driven companies can continue.
First of all, it is reflected in the management model. Wang Zuwei respects an open and flat management model. In Tianma Time Control, the entire second floor is more like a huge office area. Everyone is a semi-open office, and the office area inside can be clearly seen from the outside, including the chairman Wang Zuwei himself. The door of Wang Zuwei's personal office is always open, and every employee can open the door to communicate with him at any time. This is also the model Wang Zuwei expects.
Secondly, in terms of product and technological innovation, under the leadership of Wang Zuwei, Tianma Time Control is gradually building a complete product innovation research and development system.
Wang Zuwei said: "After 30 years of development, we have formed a stable profit model, but the current profitability will not make us arrogant and complacent and stagnate. We must insist on innovation-driven