Brief Introduction of the Research Institute
The Haier Central Research Institute was established on December 26, 1993 and located in the Haier Industrial Zone, No. 1 Haier Road, Qingdao High-tech Industrial Park.
The Haier Central Research Institute is devoted to the independent research and development and the mission to provide the core technology support to the Hair Group for its creation of global famous brands.
The Haier Central Research Institute is a key technical institution of the Haier Group and is a comprehensive scientific research base of the Haier Group established through technical cooperation. It has cooperated at present with 28 companies of the United States, Japan, Germany and other countries and regions with the first-class technology level. It has 12,000 square meters of R & D buildings and 16,000 square meters of the test base equipped with software and hardware facilities with the international advanced level and has established 48 research and development entities both at home and abroad with the advantage of global resources of science and technology.
The Central Research Institute is focused at present on the independent research, development and innovation of technologies in the following fields: Refrigeration technology, network appliances technology, control technology, integrated circuits, environmental protection, energy-saving technologies, smart home integrated technology, new materials, industrial design, etc. Its main duty is tracking, analyzing, researching and developing technologies 5-10 years ahead of time and closely related with the development of the Haier Group and simultaneously promoting the industrialization of these technologies into the work so as to form new high-tech industries. The Central Research Institute has established under it the U-HOME research center, embedded software development center, innovative design center, process design center, model design center, the intellectual property right center, the user experience center, medium- and long-term technology research center and laboratory testing center.
Achievements made by the Haier Central Research Institute
Goal and Mission
Our goal and mission is to build the world's advanced level of technical R & D institutions and superior resource integration center to integrate the use of the global superior resources so as to serve the global development of the Haier Group. It is the goal of the Haier Central Research Institute to support the Group's global brand strategy.
The mission of the Haier Central Research Institute is “to provide core technology support to the Haier Group for the creation of world famous brands.”
Main work tasks
The Haier Central Research Institute carries out the work mainly centering round the following five fields:
Benefits that Haier has brought to customers:
Firstly, the Haier Central Research Institute has a comprehensive understanding of the various needs of the customers worldwide through the information centers distributed throughout the world and turn them promptly into R & D topics.
Secondly, the Haier Central Research Institute will continuously provide the latest and best products to the customers through integration of the global resources to satisfy their individualized needs.
Finally, the Haier Central Research Institute, as the technology service provider of software resources integration, can enhance the added value of Haier product functions and reduce the R & D costs so as to bring more conveniences and benefits to the customers.
China’s only national key laboratory of digitalized home appliances
It is an inevitable trend for the home appliance industry to become digitalized. Digitalization of home appliances is the main battlefield of the future national economy and is the commanding heights of the core technology of the home appliances. In order to establish an international leading-edge technology research carrier and a personnel training base to ensure the leading international competitive power of our country in home appliances, the Haier Group and Qingdao Municipal Science and Technology Bureau jointly set up a "Key Laboratory of Network Appliance Technology of Qingdao Municipality" in April 2003. The main research directions: communication protocol, integrated smart home appliances and information technology platform of home appliances, the chip technology, digital technology, etc. The main research results are: home network standard of e excellent homes, series home network products, etc.
China’s only “digitalized home appliance key laboratory” was established at the end of 2006 with a fixed staff of 89 people. Sixty (60) of them have senior professional titles, 19 with intermediate titles and 10 with junior titles. The main research directions: SOC chip for home appliances and embedded software technology, communication technology and protocols of home appliances, intelligent control technology, home information network platform technology, etc. The Laboratory occupies an area of 3,500 square meters.
Achievements made by the home appliance key laboratory
Brief introduction of the Haier Central Laboratory
The Quality Inspection Center of the Haier Group was established by the Haier Group in 1998 with an investment of RMB150 million Yuan. It has a test center with an area of 12000 square meters under the direct jurisdiction of the Haier Group. It is the Group’s quality control, certification and inspection center. It is the largest comprehensive test base at present in China for home alliance industry.
The laboratory has 12 sub-labs for professional inspection of the whole machine and 18 sub-labs for the inspection of the components and parts. It can complete the test of more than 2000 items in accordance with over 500 standards, including the test of the whole machine and components and parts of all black, white and cream-colored home appliances.
The laboratory has more than 1,000 sets of various test equipment. It is equipped with the most advanced product test system with the first-class equipment in the world. Its large-scale precision laboratory has over 40 sets of test equipment, such as an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratory, artificial climate chamber, acoustic laboratory, environmental laboratory, the global climate chamber, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS), atomic absorption spectrometer, vibration test stand, high and low temperature impact equipment, etc.
The central laboratory is recognized and accepted by the State. It has maintained close cooperation for a long time with many such famous certification and test agencies as VDE, UL, ETL, TUV, Rhine, LCIE, JET, CSA, LGA, KTL, CQC, etc. and obtained the data recognition by TMP, WMT, CTDP, TDAP, etc. at different levels. It mainly undertakes the domestic and foreign certification of the products of the Haier Group and the verification test of the Group’s products. It has obtained the approval of European Union EN45001. As a result, our products need not go abroad for certification test by the above-mentioned agencies but go through the on-the-spot test at his central laboratory. Besides, we also act as domestic and foreign product certification agency work through the platform of “Qingdao Haiyongcheng Certification Service Co., Ltd.”. With the perfect business platform and a good working relationship with the certification agencies, we can help the customer to win the biggest market share with the shortest certification period and the fastest speed.