Interview with Gu Jiandang, Executive Committee member of Phoenix Contact Group; President of Phoenix Contact (China) Holding Co., Ltd.
2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) and the 27th year since Phoenix Contact put down roots in China. Over the past 27 years, we have firmly believed in the influence of platforms and systems. We have taken the lead in establishing an intelligent manufacturing promotion alliance in the industry. We have built a smart eco-system with our partners, in an effort to empower each other and help each other to achieve more. I often say that “one tree does not make a forest”. That is also why we chose the European Chamber, and chose to get to know, communicate and cooperate with outstanding enterprises and entrepreneurs from the European Union (EU).
Over the past two decades, the European Chamber has become a benchmark as a social organisation that has huge success and outstanding influence in China; for its concern about the development of EU enterprises in China alongside their social responsibility, helping them to have a voice and strive for a fair competition environment, as well as create a bigger market and more social values. The European Chamber and those European enterprises have witnessed the rapid development of China’s economy, experienced difficult times during financial crises, and now together face new challenges due to the COVID-19. To deal with this crisis, Phoenix Contact China is ready to firmly implement its digital transformation and actively work on an ongoing basis to contain the virus. We also fully trust the European Chamber, and will continue to work with the Chamber and many other partners to ride the winds and tides, continue to forge ahead in the face of difficulties or obstacles, and work together for a better future!Gu Jiandang, Executive Committee member of Phoenix Contact Group; President of Phoenix Contact (China) Holding Co., Ltd.