"National industry rushes out of Asia" -- Chongqing Bozhang's first solid alkali evaporation project



On April 22, 2020, Chongqing Bozhang mechanical and Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Chongqing Bozhang) and engineering chemical industry (hereinafter referred to as ECI) officially launched the 20000 ton solid alkali project in Tunisia. The project is the largest solid alkali evaporation project in North Africa, and also represents the first time Chongqing Bozhang has rushed out of Asia to enter the African market with 'national industry'. At the same time, the project is also the first overseas solid alkali evaporation plant project obtained by Chongqing Bozhang since the formal establishment of the Ministry of international trade last year.

Located in the northernmost part of the African continent, Tunisia is one of the countries of the world's ancient civilization and a place of integration of long-standing civilization and multi-cultural. Tunisia has a charming blue Mediterranean landscape, attracting more than 10 million European tourists to spend their holidays in Tunisia every year, so it is also known as the European back garden.

ECI is the leader of chlor alkali industry in North Africa, mainly producing caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and other chemical raw materials. Due to the special relationship with Europe, especially France, the industrial standard adopts the European Union standard. For a long time, Tunisia has relied on well-known European and American brand manufacturers in the procurement of chemical equipment, and made in China has been difficult to make a breakthrough in this market. In early December 2019, at the invitation of Chongqing Bozhang, Mr. abida, purchasing president of ECI, inspected Bozhang's solid alkali unit in Santai, northern Gansu Province for the first time. After this investigation, Bozhang's caustic soda equipment not only left a deep impression on the customers and was highly praised, but also invited Chongqing Bozhang to negotiate the latest cooperation of 20000 tons of solid alkali project at ECI headquarters in Tunisia on the spot.

In late December, Yang Bo, Minister of Chongqing Bozhang international trade department, led the business technology team to Tunisia for project negotiation. Based on the fact that both sides are cooperating for the first time, and are unfamiliar with each other's industry, legal system and business system. In the whole process, three days and three nights of business and technical consultation were conducted, and the project cooperation scheme was negotiated, translated and modified several times, but the team of Bozhang still submitted it to the customer for on-site audit with high quality and efficiency. The highly dedicated attitude of Bozhang team deeply touched the customers, and sincerely praised: 'seeing your working attitude day and night, and deeply feeling the diligence of Chinese people, this is the reason why China can develop rapidly now.'.

Tunisia's 20000 ton solid alkali project is the first cooperation project between Chongqing Bozhang and ECI in Africa. At the same time, the two sides also reached a strategic cooperation agreement. In the future, they will continue to carry out in-depth market cooperation in new investment projects of customers from Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and other African countries.