和记怡情appThe company always insists on taking technical innovation as driving source of enterprise development, and puts 3% of sales volumes into research, development and innovation each year. It has set up innovation centers through cooperation with colleges and universities including Zhejiang University and Hunan University and becomes as the “Education Practice Base for Postgraduate of Professional Degree at Zhejiang University”. The company closely cooperates with top experts and design teams from US, Germany, Japan, South Korea and other developed countries for long, aiming to develop human-machine engineering
和记怡情appresearch and develop key technologies for healthy chair, and constantly integrate healthy technology with chair industry. In terms of technical innovation, the company has established national enterprise technology center and UE Enterprise Institute of Healthy Chair and takes them as platforms to constantly improve innovation incentive mechanism, introduce and train innovative talents, and improve transformation of innovative achievements. Currently, the company has applied 145 patents, including 7 patents for invention, nearly 60 patents for new utility model, and 78 design patents, all of which are authorized, therefore, the company is treated as the patent demonstration enterprise of Zhejiang province. At International Furniture Fairs held for previous years, the company’s products have been awarded several prizes such as Best Function Award, Design Award, and Best Manufacture Award because of the excellent design and manufacture process.