2019 New Year Message of Angel Chairman Yu Xuefeng
After the snow, Yichang is sunny today. We held a ceremony to ring out the old year and ring in the new at the headquarters. The bell of the New Year is about to ring. We are about to bid farewell to the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up policy in 2018 and usher in 2019, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. On the occasion of the gather to ring out the old year and ring in the new, I represent the party committee, the board of directors and the senior management of the company, and I would like to extend my sincere respect and New Year’s blessings to the global Angel employees who have worked hard for a year!
Today, the company’s sales revenue exceeded 6.6 billion yuan, achieving the 2018 annual sales revenue target. Here, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the company’s business units, subsidiaries, and support departments.
In 2018, the profitability of each profit center achieved remarkable results. Thirteen business units grew in an all-round way, and the Chinese mainland and overseas markets competed for development. The Russian Angel plant operated for the first year, the yeast production exceeded the design capacity, and the development of Russia and surrounding markets took a leap in progress. Chifeng yeast expansion project was put into operation. Egypt extract production line construction progress was more than half. The yeast globalization, scale continues to improve. Low sugar, high sugar, Se-enriched, and other yeast products quality and functional improvement results are significant, and the development capabilities of three major research on strains, odor, etc. have achieved initial results. The fermentation process is intelligent, and the MES application of the production process has begun to be implemented. The “guaranteeing the second place to fight first” and “focusing on innovation” have achieved fruitful results. The “setting out again in quality” action actively promoted in the fields of in engineering, research and development, and procurement. Factory’s lean management, environmental protection, energy conservation, and consumption reduction are in development in-depth; Achieving excellence and high-quality development has become the pursuit of Angel. Continuing to promote leadership development, establishing risk position management, holding supplier conferences, the institutionalized grassroots party organization work, the party committee leadership role, and the discipline inspection committee supervision have been fully utilized to ensure the continued healthy development of the company.
2018 is the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up policy. The whole country celebrates and summarize the great achievements of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up policy. Angle’s 32 years of healthy development and brilliant achievements have been praised and spread by industry, local and society. Angel is the epitome of China’s reform and opening-up policy. It is the result of the tenacious struggle of all employees and the care of all parties in the society. Angel people are grateful for this era, cherish the present, not arrogant, and keep going.
2019, it is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the fourth year of the implementation of the company’s “13th Five-Year Plan”. At present, the downward pressure on the global economy has increased, uncertainty has persisted, and industry competition has become more intense. We should further enhance the sense of crisis and urgency, unify our thinking, eliminate interference, and actively respond to difficulties and challenges.
In 2019, we will continue to pursue high-quality development, strive to achieve 15% growth in revenue, ensure that 7.5 billion yuan is realized, and strive to achieve higher net profit growth than income growth. It will lay a solid foundation for that the income will exceed 8.5 billion yuan in 2020, and “building a party for one hundred years and earning 10 billion yuan” in 2021.
The main task of 2019 is “innovation-driven, strong business, increasing income and reducing expenditure, and improving profitability.”
Increasing income and reducing expenditure: We should focus on the big and start small; both to grab the watermelon, but also to lick the sesame. We should cherish every order, cherish every price, cherish every income opportunity, and make a full income. It is necessary to oppose the waste, to block all the expenses and consumption that should not be generated, and to save every cent in expenditure. All middle and senior management personnel and organizations at all levels should seize the big watermelons that “increasing income and reducing expenditures” by optimizing management, optimizing technology, and optimizing various activities.
Increasing profitability: This is the foothold of all work. We should continue to implement high performance standards, enhance the consciousness and ability of all employees’ and all organizations’ costs management, income, and profits, establish the goal and urgency of high-quality development, and eliminate bad habits that do not pay attention to cost, price, or profit, creating maximum value for shareholders and society.
Innovation-driven: It is necessary to further exalt the banner of innovation, mobilize and organize all aspects, and carry out innovation in an in-depth and effective manner. It is necessary to improve measures to support all employees’ innovation activities. It is necessary to highlight technological innovation, comprehensively promote the product “guaranteeing the second place to fight first”, reduce manufacturing costs, optimize user services, and enhance customer value. We should continue to implement the “four more” strategy, continuously develop new products, optimize OEM and other trading businesses, enrich product portfolios, and improve product competitiveness.
Strong business: We should be firm and go all out to be bigger, stronger, and better. It is necessary to continue to introduce and develop new business units. It is necessary to strengthen the “wolf,” implement the “two-inch” principle, and vigorously promote market development; continue to expand channels, users and application areas to ensure high growth. Each profit center should cherish the results and opportunities, and subdivide the business within their respective businesses, subdivide the organizations, subdivide the responsibility, making the segmentation business operational, solid and strong. It was necessary to continue to strengthen the construction of the profit center and improve the ability to fully perform the duties.
Comrades, 2019 will be a year of hope and challenge, and opportunities are greater than challenges. We should strengthen our responsibilities and drive to the strict “responsibility”; we should go deeper into the realities and use “deep” to enhance the great wisdom of management; we should carry forward the spirit of hard work and rebuild high efficiency with “struggling”; we should master the system approach and use the system to solve problems, plan actions, and achieve high quality. We firmly believe that with a strong leadership of the Angel Group’s party committee, the guidelines of Angel culture, strategy and business objectives, Angel’s strong brand, channel, technology and manufacturing advantages, and all employees united and hard working, we will be able to continue to write a new chapter in high-quality development and present a gift to the 70th anniversary of the great motherland.
Angel employees, the new year is coming. “The Year of the Dog has been exhibited in thousands of brocades, and we should make great progress in the Year of Pig. Let us keep in mind the mission of “focusing on yeast biotechnology innovate for healthy life”, carrying forward the enterprise spirit of “pursuing satisfaction but never being complacent”, and keeping a close eye on the development vision of “being a large international and specialized bio-tech company and building a century”, striving to create new glory in the work of 2019.
Finally, I sincerely hope that the global Angel people a happy new year, good health, a good job, and a happy family.