A courser racing towards the world.
Zhong is “zhong” from China and Ma is “ma” from courser. Chinese courser is walking towards the world.
Wu Liangxing was born in a fishing village in Wen Ling, Zhejiang Province, whose father was a learned businessman famous in the local area.
Young Wu Liangxing often practiced penmanship under guidance of his father. His father taught him that the Chinese characters were up-right and foursquare, you should take in the good quality of the Chinese characters and be an upright person.
Compared with father’s strict teaching, Wu’s mother, who possessed a mild temper, gave Wu Liangxing more love. Young Wu Liangxing grew up healthily in such a family environment.
A person's nature is good when born; nature is similar with each other but habits are different from each other; nature will change if not taught; teaching morality is focused on devotion.
八年后 Eight Years Later
Wu Liangxing has always been the most active one in his family in Spring Festival. Many villagers came to him and required couplets from him. Though he felt tired, when he saw every household put up the couplets which were created by his hand, he felt so proud and satisfied.
That year, Wu entered a university with excellent score, and became the only “favored one by God” in that area.
In the univesity, he was more hardworking in study, and composed the melody of bloom with virtual action. He has devoted his faith to the penmanship. As one of the ancient Chinese book said: As the great nature maintains vigor through movement, a gentleman should constantly strive for self-perfection.
After graduation from the university, he entered a state-owned enterprise, which was a secure job regarded as “iron bowl” at that time. He had been hard working and brave in making innovation, and was promoted to be the chief of engineering section after a few years, and was chosen as the key person to be trained by the enterprise.
1985年 Year 1985
The Third Plenary Session of the 12th CPC Central Committee was convened on the Great Hall of the People in Beijing this morning, and the Central Committee of CPC’s decision on economic system reform was unanimously adopted.
The spring breeze of the reform and opening has been quietly and gently blowing across the coastal areas, and great changes took place in the surrounding world. Wu Liangxing began to consider his way towards the future: to stay in the state-owned enterprise and enjoy a secure job, or create business by himself and have a try? He, at that time, had to make the most significant and also most difficult choice in his life.
That day, he made a decision which changed all his life: giving up the “iron bowl”, and exploring the business field around the world by himself!
With no capital, no equipment nor any staff, setting up with nothing, Wu Liangxing faced great pressure then, and the way of carving out was full of obstacles.
In order to gather the primary capital for his business, he had to forget his identity as a highbrow, and be busy running around for money, but no one would like to lend money to him.
赵六家 At Zhao Liu’s home
My wife is now working there, you know that place is…
How about the interest?
That’s alright with the interest, and you say it. Time will not last long, maximum 6 months, I think.
30% for interest rate, ok?
30%…it's a little bit…you know...we just do some small business, it’s not easy for us to earn money ….think it over ok?
Ok, no problem. So 40%, and I will return the money in six months.
How about the IOU?
I will write a receipt to you. I will keep my words and return within six months for sure.
Finally ,he lent ￥1500 at a high interest rate, which became the whole capital at the beginning of his business.
He bought three old machines, and employed three workers. In an old house of 15 m2, he started his business of producing gears for the motorbike factories. That was “undertaking the revolution with three rifles”, which he’d often joked.
在那个年代，可以这么说：“一等人在国企，二等人办私企，三等人干个体”。当时家里 “上有老，下有小”的，下海创业确实压力之大。可是，我为了自己的梦想，我要走出去，创造属于自己的一片广阔天地！ 我相信“铁杵磨成针，功到自然成”。于是，我就放手一博！
In that era, it was said that:” Top class people in state-owned enterprise, second class open private enterprise, and the third class employ himself”. At that time, there were old parents and young children in my family, and the pressure for opening a business was extremely big. But it was my dream. I must walk forward and create a broad world for myself! I believed that “an iron pestle can be ground to a needle, constant effort yields sure success”. So I tried.
Two years past, they had made great progress and obtained the good opportunity to cooperate with Nanjing 511 Military Factory, and became the pioneer of the cooperating private enterprise with military enterprise. Wu Lingxing seized the first excellent opportunity in his way of creating business, which greatly encouraged all the staff in his factory.
But something unexpected may happen at any time. Because of the unqualified heat treatment technology, serious quality problems were found in the products, and the military factory terminated the cooperation. The factory encounterred great difficulty.
Where was the way for this factory? Once again, Wu Liangxing faced a dilemma.
But he still held a firm confidence that, methods are always more than difficulties.
Wu Liangxing went for advice all around for searching the remedy to save the factory, by recalling the painful experience, he clearly recognized that quality is the life of a enterprise.
He decided to climb up from where he fell down.
It was the very point that the staff's happy life and the factory’s future based on.
“Although no one finds the effort-making, God knows the sincerity.”
Just because of that faith, he was convinced that the enterprise’s future was firmly seized in his hands, and his factory would walk out for the new starting point.
The reform and open policy favored China with unexpected development pace. Automobile began to enter families, environmental protecting and energy-saving electric motor car gradually took the place of motorbikes, Zomax, which had been specializing in motorcycle gears, again faced the new challenge from the market. In the fast changing of the market economy, what would Zomax do?
Wu Liangxing determined to march forward to the auto parts field to make itself the first private enterprise engaged in auto transmission.
In an exchange conference of auto industry, he made acquainted with Zhang Chunming, chief engineer of a Japanese fund enterprise which boasted the largest scale in China.
Holding the common ideal to revitalize the national auto industry, Zhang Chunming decided to join Zomax, and they would together create a brilliant tomorrow for national auto industry.
It was so exciting that Zhang Chunming brought a powerful team which combined the abilities of auto transmission development, manufacture and sales. They were attracted by Wu Liangxing’s personal fascination in his endeavor for business, and determined to join Zomax, to explore a golden thoroughfare in the auto transmission field.
From then on, it became their second home.
In every Spring Festival, Wu Liangxing would visit Zhang Chunming and his team at their home in person.
I have never experienced such a strong typhoon in all my life, too fierce.
On Aug.12th, 2004, typhoon “Yun Na” landed on Wen Ling, and Zomax faced the natural disaster. Considering the safety of the staff, Wu Liangxing decided to send them back home priorly. But in order to protect the enterprise property, many staff “protecting the big family instead of the small family”. It was the most genuine spirit of Zomax, with incomparable cohesiveness, which had been manifested in the storm.
Those people, when they were fighting against the typhoon, they really didn’t consider their own families. They were so engaged in protecting our company, worrying whether it would suffer loss in the typhoon. That is the team spirit of Zomax, perfectly. Zomax Staff have been tested by the typhoon and they are qualified. Our Party members are qualified. In the fight against typhoon, our management team always appear in the most dangerous places, and minimize the loss and damage caused by typhoon.
Under the joint effort of the staff, they controlled the damage down to the minimum, and created a miracle to finish successfully order of the foreign customer timely after such a big disaster.
In Wu Liangxing’s opinion, kindly treat staff is to treat the enterprise kindly, because he knows very well that without those staff who have always been hardworking on their own position, there will never be Today’s Zomax, even no future could be. He appreciated them, and he said that he had the obligation to build Zomax into a wonderful home for his staff.
From the “undertaking revolution with three rifles” until today's “Zomax Group”, they have experienced too much hardships, just as a song sings: “Without experiencing the wind and rain, how can we see the rainbow?”
The establishment of the group is not only a name change. How to operate a big group? Therefore, Wu Liangxing requests that all employees at or over medium-management level of Zomax should keep studying, studying and studying.
“Creating world brand, serve the whole globe” again becomes a new target and Zomax has become the pride of the Chinese nationality industry.
Today’s Zomax has developed strongly, with not only first-class quality, but also excellent team and extensive market. What’s more important is that enterprise culture with special features has been formed. In other words, Confucianism thoughts and Chinese civilization have been merged into the brand of Zomax and Wu Liangxing sticks to the belief that Zomax will surely become an old shop over hundreds of years.
“Based on new starting point and facing a new height". Zomax industrial kingdom is being formed, with Shanghai as its headquarters and Jiangsu and Zhejiang as its two wings.
Golden mean in Confucianism is the ideology of fathering and managing enterprise. I especially appreciate and honor Confucianism, the traditional culture of over thousands of years, as it goes with my growth, carving-out and success. I hope my later generations can pass these thoughts on, since they are my most important valuable wealth, and these are not only what you can see with their naked eyes.
“Although no one finds the effort-making, God knows the sincerity.”
Develop the big group, vigorize the small enterprise
Creat world brand, serve the whole globe.
Be responsible to your post and do not feel tired, be devoted to your duty and execute it in a loyal way.
Let the world know Zomax, let Zomax go to the world.
The nit-pickings from customers are the best wealth of the enterprise.
Actually, to run an enterprise does not only mean winning a little fame and fortune for our bosses. In fact, it’s very important for us to be clear about who can run well the enterprise and who make contributions. We should focus our attention on the things after that. Where should we focus our attention on? The employees working in shops struggle very hard. If they consider the boss to be very horrible, there are some problems with this. What I mean is that the employees should be afraid and not afraid of the bosses. For this purpose, we treat our employees with a kind heart. We often ask if there are any difficulty in their life, such as problems with children going to school, housing problems, etc. Although we cannot solve the problem, we should inquire about it to know more details.
Production principal: the charm characteristics of Mr Wu influences me everywhere. He often says: quality is the most important for the development of an enterprise. According to me, a person should live in this world with quality and value.
Maintenance personnel: I have been extending my gratitude to Mr Wu, he is not only our boss, but also our guide in life. He gives me chance to study and grow in work.
Security personnel: Mr Wu concerns about each one’s life and work. I should say not any boss would care about staff like him.我爱中马
I love Zomax.