TBM is a private company specializes in manufacturing and marketing of small lifting equipment. In the past 30 years, the company developed from a small workshop to a company with annual production worth more than 1 billion RMB. TBM is among the most influential small lifting equipment companies in China.

TBM: First class hoist and lifting equipment manufacturer

TBM was established in 1984, the company specializes in designing and manufacturing electric wire rope hoist, electric chain hoist, chain block, lever block, lifting chain, trolley, movable jib crane, lifting clamp etc. Base on modern design, high quality TBM products have been exported to nearly 100 countries and regions, including Europe, USA, Australia and Southeast Asia.

Nowadays, TBM is one of the largest hoist and lifting equipment manufacturers in China. The factory covers a total area of 200,000 sq. m., with floor area of 160,000 sq. m.

TBM brings in foreign technology and machinery, such as chain manufacturing machines from Germany. The company adopts modular designs for the products to improve production efficiency. Careful manufacturing processes are followed by rigorous testing. These ensure TBM products meet the high quality and safety standards. TBM products conform to EC FEM Standard and DIN Standard design requirements.

For 30 years, TBM has become highly experienced in the hoist sector. Other than solid R&D capability, the company optimizes the methods in manufacturing, warehousing, and creates a diverse sales and service network.

22Focus on hoists, diversify the products accordingly, R&D brings fruitful results

Since the 1990s, TBM has been manufacturing manual chain hoists. Entering the 2000s, TBM introduces electric hoists and they become popular in the market. This marks a technology breakthrough for the company. This also marks a new era for hoist manufacturing in China.

With the principle of “Sustainable growth, continuous creation”, and “Focus on hoists and diversify the products accordingly”, Zhang Wen-Zhong, Chairman of TBM, uses his profound knowledge in machinery and lifting equipment to lead the company.

One direction is to continuously improve and upgrading the products to perfect the hoists. This coincides with TBM’s target to “build the paragon of hoists”. TBM also diversifies their product portfolio to include chain block, lever block, electric chain hoist, electric wire rope hoist, trolley, chain sling, lifting clamp, and lifting slings. These products are TBM’s major offerings.

TBM invests heavily in R&D and sets up a research center. Product development cycle has been shortened and new products are introduced every year to meet the needs of different markets.

By now, TBM has obtained 40 national patents, and 3 of those patents are invention patents. TBM also takes part in the drafting of Chinese Standards for chain block, lever block, and electric chain hoist. 15 Chinese standards have been approved so far. TBM actively promotes the national standards for the hoist manufacturing sector in China.

33Promoting the TBM brand for export

With years of experience in exporting, the TBM brand is highly recognized in the world markets. TBM is indeed a “Famous Trademark of China” and the company is “A Key National High-tech Enterprise”. The company has passed ISO9001, CE, GS and other quality system certificates and got EC CE/GS Security Certificate approved.

TBM’s products are mainly for export. In 1999, the company obtained the Chinese National Export Quality Certificate for chain block. The Certificates for electric chain hoist and electric wire rope hoist are obtained in 2004 and 2008 respectively. In the meantime, TBM increases international sales and marketing gradually. Sales network now covers the whole world.

Shuangniao Group / TBM:

Shuangniao Group was established in 1984. The Group consists of Zhejiang Shuangniao Machinery Co., Ltd, Zhejiang Shuangniao Anchor Chain Co., Ltd and Zhejiang Shuangniao Machine Tools Co., Ltd. Shuangniao Group has been focusing on hoisting machinery researching, developing, designing, producing, supplying and servicing. Nowadays, it is one of the largest small lifting equipment manufacturers in China.

This article is published on LRW Magazine vol16, 2014.