Sutor Technology Group Limited, one of the leading China-based manufacturers and service providers for fine finished steel products used by a variety of downstream applications, today announced that Beijing Dongpeng Assets Appraisal Firm, a national appraisal company in China, performed a valuation on the patents and other intellectual properties which are owned by the Company's subsidiaries and generated through internal research and development. According to the internationally recognized standard of appraisal, the total value of all the intellectual property is estimated to be over RMB 700 million (approximately US$113 million).
Lifang Chen, Chairwoman and CEO of Sutor commented, "Sutor owns the only research and development center focusing on fine finished steel products and services in Jiangsu Province. Since we have a passion for the fine finished steel industry and are dedicated to meeting our customers' demand of customized products, we value product innovation and development. Based on more than ten years' experience in the fine finished steel industry, we have developed these patents and other intellectual properties, which are our valuable assets. Currently, we own nearly 70 items of intellectual property, including invention patents, utility model patents, design patents and high-tech product certifications."
"Having independently developed key technology that meets market demand gives us competitive edge. Products developed using such intellectual property have laid the foundation to the Company's leading position in market supply chain. We believe the intellectual property can improve profit margins, expand market shares and promote the Company's sustainable development," Ms. Chen concluded.
About Sutor Technology Group Ltd
Sutor is one of the leading China-based manufacturers and service providers for high-end fine finished steel products and welded steel pipes used by a variety of downstream applications. The Company utilizes a variety of in-house developed processes and technologies to convert steel manufactured by third parties into fine finished steel products, including hot-dip galvanized steel, pre-painted galvanized steel, acid-pickled steel, cold-rolled steel and welded steel pipe products. The Company also provide fee-based steel processing services to customers, including industrial peers. To learn more about the Company, please visit http://www.sutorcn.com/en/index.php.
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