On Dec. 4, GCL-SI (002506.SZ) held the first Annual Conference of Suppliers after its resumption of trading at the stock market. At the conference, Chairman Shu Hua reviewed GCL-SI’s performance in 2015, announced GCL-SI’s supply chain strategy during its transformation, and proposed the supply-chain strategy of “Three Synergies” (namely the synergy of science and technology, among industries and between industry and financing) for developing a win-win industrial chain.

GCL-SI always emphasizes R&D. “GCL Jin’gang” modules launched in October further increased the conversion efficiency of solar cells. Meanwhile, in the synergy of science and technology with suppliers, GCL-SI relies on R&D platforms such as industrial institutes, post-doctoral research stations and academician workstations, and will establish a global industry-university-research platform, so as to strategically cooperate with suppliers on joint development of customized, differentiated innovative products & systems with high value added. GCL-SI will also actively boost technology exchanges and R&D cooperation among enterprises in the supply chain, constantly optimize system configuration, set up industrial benchmarks, gradually establish industrial standards, pay close attention to the application of novel products and materials, and proactively accelerate the development and application of cost-effective products.

In respect of industry-financing synergy, GCL-SI is deploying a one-stop comprehensive energy-financing service platform. This platform, according to Mr. Shu Hua, will provide all financial services for the entire industrial chain in terms of PV manufacturing, system integration, development of power plants, overseas investment and financial assets.

In regard to industrial synergy, GCL-SI will collaborate with other players under “One Belt and One Road Initiative” of China and developp international markets together. Mr. Shu Hua said, GCL-SI is willing to develop overseas industrial parks with its partner suppliers. The development of industrial parks could be realized through cooperation with existing local parks in the way of offering industry-chain value-added services and new-energy solutions for upgrading the parks, or through cooperation with Chinese partners in terms of investing in new parks, developing new-energy industries and building smart cities.