The new crown epidemic has caused a serious impact on all walks of life. In an interview with CCTV recently,Dong Mingzhu also revealed that Gree lost as much as 20 billion yuan in February, and although it has fully returned to work, it has yet to fully resume production.
Dong Mingzhu said that the impact of the new crown epidemic was greater than that of SARS in 2003. At that time, in Guangdong, which was seriously affected, Gree had been working normally and production was almost not affected. But this time, the whole air conditioning industry was almost completely shut down.
According to relevant data, Gree in China's air-conditioning market share as high as 30.87%, the epidemic is naturally the first to bear the brunt.
Despite the huge losses, Dong is optimistic:
During the epidemic period, Gree, like many other large enterprises, also engaged in the production of masks. At the beginning of this month, the masks were officially sold online. The average price of a single kn95 was 5.5 yuan.Currently, Gree can make 500000 masks a day.
Dong Mingzhu stressed that Gree mouth mask is not for making money.
In February this year, Gree invested 20 million yuan to establish Zhuhai Gejian Medical Technology Co., LtdThe business scope includes class II medical personnel protective equipment, ultraviolet disinfection equipment, etc., as well as mask production.
At the same time, Gree also adjusted the production line, focusing on the production of anti epidemic related products, such as two-way fresh air conditioning, air purifier, temperature detector, mask production equipment, goggles and so on.
Dong Mingzhu also said that the epidemic also brought new business opportunities to Gree,It will invest 1 billion yuan in the field of medical devices, research and development and production of high-end medical equipment.