Metallurgy is the pillar industry of the city. With Fortune 500 company Shagang Group and other metallurgical players like ZPSS, Yonggang Group and Union Copper as well as metal products manufacturer Panghua Group, Xingangxing Company, a complete industrial chain system has already been formed in the city.
With about 400 scaled textile enterprises in the city, an industrial chain with varieties of fields has been formed with products ranging from cotton and wool spinning to knitting, clothing, chemical fiber and printing. Huafang Group and Aoyang Group of the city are among the country’s top 100 textile enterprises.
A series of electro-mechanic products have been developed in the city, such as complete set of equipment for metallurgical and coal chemical industry, industrial boiler, nuclear power equipment, lifting equipment and ship building parts. Major famous enterprises include Zhangjiagang Chemical Machinery, Hailu Heavy Industry, Manitowoc, Shenghui Gas & Chemical Systems and SMS Siemag.
There are three major chemical production bases in the city, namely, Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Dongsha Chemical Area and Feixiang Chemical Area, with international and domestic chemical giants like Dow Chemical, Dupont, Dow Corning, Wacker Chemical, Huachang Group and Feixiang Group. Industrial chains have been formed for organic silicone, engineering plastics, resin coatings, surfactant, electrical chemicals, specialty chemicals and lithium battery.
Oils, grains and food
Currently there are 12 scaled grain, oil and food companies, including COFCO Eastocean Oils & Grains, Yijiang Oils & Grains, Liangfeng Food with mainstay products namely refined edible vegetable oil, mixed feed, flour, rice, chocolate, dairy product, candies, beer, yellow rice wine, beverages etc..