First, the status of the present foundation
The developed countries attach importance to the development of equipment manufacturing industry, not only in their own industry, accumulation, employment and contribution are the forefront, but also in the equipment manufacturing industry for new technology, new product development and production to provide an important material basis, is a modern economy indispensable strategic industry, even in the "information society" industrialized countries, and all attach great importance to the development of machinery manufacturing.
II. Regional intensification of very uneven development
In 2003, for example, the world's top 500 companies in sales from North America, Asia, Europe, accounted for up to 99%, showing the three continents in the world machinery industry in the development of unparalleled dominance.