In recent years, seamless underwear and stockings have been gradually accepted by the Chinese in my country, and related industries have also developed rapidly, which has led to the rapid development of computer seamless underwear machines and stockings machines. With the rise of Chinese residents' income and the change of consumption concepts, this trend will become more and more obvious. The future market prospects of my country's computerized seamless underwear machines and stockings machines are promising.
Seamless knitting technology was first used in the production of socks, especially in the manufacture of stockings, and then gradually extended to underwear and other types of clothing. The previous seamless knitting was not really seamless, and many needed side seams. It was not until the rise of computerized seamless underwear machines and stocking machines that seamless knitting was truly seamless. The products produced by computerized seamless underwear machines and stockings machines have the characteristics of fit, comfort, fashion, sexy appearance, soft feel, and health care, so they are widely welcomed by foreign markets, especially European and American countries.
Computer seamless underwear machine will usher in a period of rapid development
Seamless underwear has been popular in foreign countries for many years. my country has only just emerged in recent years, but it has developed rapidly in a short period of time. As of the end of December 2009, there have been more than 100 seamless weaving enterprises in Yiwu, Zhejiang, with an annual output of more than 110 million sets of seamless underwear, 450 million shorts, and an output value of 7.5 billion yuan.
Most of the underwear produced in my country is for export. In 2005, a total of 5.384 billion pieces of underwear were exported. By 2010, it had risen to 7.307 billion pieces, with a compound growth rate of 6.3%, maintaining a relatively stable development trend.
The development of downstream industries directly drives the demand for computerized seamless underwear machines. In 2008, the market demand for computerized seamless underwear machines in my country was about 1,300, and in 2009 it was about 1,400, but by 2010 it quickly climbed to nearly 6,000, showing a rapid development trend, but these equipment mainly rely on imports. The domestic market is still dominated by two brands, Santoni and Shengge. The domestic seamless underwear machine has developed rapidly in recent years. In 2010, the highest output was Santoni (Shanghai) Knitting Machine Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai, and Ningbo Yuren Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. was the most sold among local enterprises. of. Due to the late start, domestic computerized seamless knitting underwear machines still have a certain gap in variety, performance, and degree of automation, especially in the field of electrical control systems that are the core of computerized seamless knitting underwear machines. But after hard work in recent years, the domestic computerized seamless knitting underwear machine has narrowed the gap with imported products, basically reaching 80%~90% of the functions of imported products. With the continuous advancement of local enterprises' technology and the gradual improvement of product functions, the future will gradually realize the occupation and substitution of imported products, thus ushering in a broader market space.
Seamless underwear has become a high-end product in the underwear consumer market due to the characteristics of less cutting, less seams, and close-fitting comfort, and is gradually accepted by the Chinese. With the increase in the income level of domestic residents and the improvement of people’s comfort in wearing underwear, the rapid expansion of domestic seamless underwear market demand will directly drive the development of computerized seamless underwear knitting machines, which is expected to develop rapidly in the next 5 years In the period, the compound annual growth rate is expected to reach more than 25%.
5 years later, the demand for computerized stockings machines is expected to exceed 20,000 units
In recent years, the average annual growth rate of domestic socks product sales has been above 11%. my country's domestic demand for cotton socks is about 1.8 billion pairs per year, and is growing at a rate of 8% to 10% each year; while the annual demand in the international market is about 1 billion to 1.5 billion pairs, and the annual demand growth is 3%.
With the improvement of people’s living standards and the increase of residents’ income levels, hosiery products are no longer limited to single wear. Chinese people, especially the new generation of women, have higher and higher requirements for the aesthetics, fashion and comfort of dressing. . Silk stockings have the characteristics of good softness, strong elasticity and high comfort. Especially the silk stockings with jacquard texture not only ensure women's requirements for dress comfort, but also meet women's beautiful and generous dress concept, so the market demand is gradually increasing. Statistics show that the proportion of domestic stockings sales in the total hosiery products rose from 45.16% in 2003 to 46.15% in 2008, and reached nearly 48% in 2010. The continuous growth in demand for stockings directly drives the demand for upstream computer stocking machines. In 2008, the market demand for computerized stocking machines in my country was about 3,400, and in 2009 it was about 4,500, an increase of 32.35% over 2008. By 2010, the demand for computerized stockings machines in my country jumped to nearly 8,400 units, an increase of 86.67% over 2009, and the compound annual growth rate in three years was as high as 57.18%.
Like the computerized seamless underwear machine, my country's computerized stockings machine currently mainly relies on imports. The domestic market is currently mainly monopolized by Santoni, a subsidiary of the Italian Ronaldi Group. However, with the continuous development of the market, Chinese local enterprises have gradually stepped into the field of computerized stockings machines. In 2010, some companies started small batch production. Although the overall technology and functions are still not comparable to imported products, as local companies struggle to catch up, the main functions of product stability, production efficiency, and knitting patterns have gradually improved. , The gap with imported products has gradually narrowed. The 'Twelfth Five-Year' period will be a critical period for my country's local computer knitting stocking machine manufacturers to complete technological accumulation and open up market space. The huge potential contained in the domestic stockings market provides a good market guarantee for local companies. 'At the end of the domestic market demand is expected to exceed 20,000 units, with a compound annual growth rate of 20%.