Economic Background of Zhejiang：
◆Zhejiang province is located in the southeast coastland of China, with a population of 56 million people (at the end of 2017), with ￥5.1768 trillion (2017) in gross domestic product (GDP).
◆ Zhejiang is the largest province of manufacturing in China. There is a huge demand for robots. It’s the roughly 15 percent of the whole country 's demand for industrial robots. The potential robot market is tremendous.
◆According to the list of “the top 500 Chinese private enterprises” released by the ACFIC in 2018, Zhejiang accounted for 93 seats, ranking first in the country for 20 consecutive years.
Introduction of Zhejiang Robot Industry Association （ZRIA）：
◆ZRIA is initiated by 38 units from the eleven regions of Zhejiang province.
◆It is registered by the department of Zhejiang Civil Affairs Bureau and belongs to the robot automation industry management of Zhejiang.
◆The membership now has reached more than 190 units
◆The member units are mainly enterprises engaged in the research and development and production of robot and intelligent equipment technology, universities and scientific research institutions, application enterprises of robot and intelligent equipment, intermediary service institutions and other units.
The Characteristic of ZRIA：
◆It covers 11 regions in Zhejiang province: Hangzhou(A), Ningbo(B),Wenzhou(C),Shaoxing(D),Huzhou(E),Jiaxing(F),Jinhua(G),Taizhou(J),Lishui(K),Zhoushan(L),Quzhou(H).
◆The Association is involved in the research, development and production of most kinds of robot products. It is estimated that the direct value of robot is over 2 billion and the related industry is over 100 billion.
◆Members are engaged in the research, manufacturing and service of intelligent robot equipment, covering the research, development and sale of industrial robots, key components and systems integration services and service robots.
◆ZRIA communicates and cooperates with South Korea, the United States, France, Israel, Germany, Czech ，Finland，Sweden and other countries on robots.