The concept of 'invisible champion' was proposed by renowned German management expert Hermann Simon in the 1980s. 'Invisible' means that these enterprises are almost unnoticed by the outside world; And 'champions' mean that these companies dominate most of the market in their respective fields, holding a high market share, having unique competitive strategies, often focusing on cultivating in a specific niche market.
Qingdao Hicorp Group Chairman Guan Yangchun said, "I really like Herman Simon's 'Invisible Champions'. The viewpoints mentioned in the book are very consistent with our company's development philosophy. I recommend this book to all management cadres, hoping that they can gradually understand and implement it, and ultimately turn our company into a' invisible champion 'in China.
Chairman of Hicorp Group Mr. Guan Yangchun
Deep cultivation to mechanical manufacturing industry
In 1990, Guan graduated from university majoring in mechanical manufacturing. Since then he engaged in mechanical design and management related to machinery. In 2001, he came to Qingdao Hicorp Group (hereinafter referred to as "Hicorp Group", which was founded in 1966), as the chairman, works more than 20 years. Under his guide, Hicorp Group has stepped in segmented markets, leading the industry; Focusing on the mechanical equipment manufacturing industry, Hicorp has grown into a modern enterprise group with textile machinery, heavy industry equipment, intelligent warehousing and logistics equipment, automotive parts, medical biological liquid nitrogen tanks, and supporting software products. Hicorp group has been successively awarded as a key high-tech enterprise under the National Torch Plan.
Chairman of Hicorp Group Mr.Guan Yangchun
Hicorp textile company is an important segment to produce such as "roving transportation system", "intelligent cone packaging system", and "intelligent warehousing and logistics systems", which have contributed to the digital transformation and upgrading of textile enterprises; The HCP2025 intelligent combined roving machine project won the first prize of the "2022 Shandong Machinery Industry Science and Technology Award".
Hicorp Sailing Series Intelligent cone Packaging and Logistics System
Continuously innovate and maintain a leading position in segmented industries
Hermann Simon proposed that the three pillars of "invisible champions" are "focus, innovation, and globalization". Innovation is the eternal theme and core strategy of Hicorp Group's development.
The 14th day of the first lunar month every year is an important holiday of Hicorp Group - the Innovation Festival. "Only innovation can accomplish our mission, and only innovation can achieve our vision," . Guan pointed out that Hicorp people place technological innovation at the core of their enterprise development strategy. We advocate for all Hicorp people to "respecting technology and advocating innovation", and create a healthy and long-term innovation ecosystem.
Cultural Confidence, Winning World Respect for Made in China
In Guan's view, the core of corporate competition lies in culture, especially for a company like us that adheres to long-term principles, pursues long-term value, and builds a century old foundation. No matter where the employees come from or what their education level is, as long as they join us, there is a unified direction, "one family, one heart, one goal, and work together". Enterprise management should first ensure that people are at ease and people-oriented. We not only need to meet the material needs of our employees Face to face needs, and to enable employees to find dignity, a better work state and work attitude in the global environment, and receive respect.