36氪 First Release | Build an intelligent production management platform for the chemical industry, "Different Work, Same Intelligence" completed tens of millions of A round of financing
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36氪 First Release | Build an intelligent production management platform for the chemical industry, “Different Work, Same Intelligence” completed tens of millions of A round of financing

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36Kr was informed that the chemical industry digital solution provider “Different Workers, Same Intelligence” recently completed a round of tens of millions of yuan in financing. Jingwei China led the investment, and the old shareholder Hunhou Capital followed the investment. Qingtong Capital served as the financial advisor for this round. This round of financing is mainly for the development of new products, the promotion of SaaS products, and the research and development of related smart hardware. 

“Different Workers, Same Wisdom” was established in 2015 and is a service provider that provides digital production management solutions for the chemical industry. The founder of the company, Zhou Zhijie, was a professor at East China University of Science and Technology. In the course of work, Zhou Zhijie found that due to the lack of effective digital on-site management tools, chemical companies generally suffer from “end paralysis”, that is, workers at the execution end cannot obtain effective information in time, which leads to increased operational risks. 

“Different Workers, Same Wisdom” wants to solve the “last 500-meter problem” of chemical enterprise production management through the development of digital management tools. At present, the company has developed more than ten product modules represented by electronic job ticket management, intelligent inspection, and risk control, serving 60+ customers in the industry, including leading domestic and foreign chemical companies such as BASF and Wanhua Chemical. 

Zhou Zhijie said that various chemical reactions are involved in chemical production. Compared with purely physical processes, chemical reaction processes are more streamlined, dynamic, and uncertain, and “people” have irreplaceable value. Therefore, “Different Work, Same Wisdom” wants to deposit people’s experience knowledge into a standard platform model through digital and intelligent modules, and then serve people based on the platform to improve the accuracy and timeliness of decision-making. 

Its electronic job ticket management covers the entire production process of a chemical plant, and its visual control mode has greatly improved the approval efficiency from assignment to completion. Intelligent inspection products can provide customized inspection routes and content, and support fixed route inspections and non-fixed random inspections. The system will also automatically summarize inspection reports, generate data trend graphs and count the inspection pass rate. Risk management and control products combine security situation awareness and visualization technology, real-time regional security risk research and judgment, integrate regional inherent risks and dynamic risks, and control risks. Based on this, users can formulate a checklist of control measures and track the implementation of control measures, including tracking and managing the whole process of reporting, evaluation, rectification, and acceptance of hidden dangers. 

The chemical scene ecology built by “different workers with the same wisdom”

The founder Zhou Zhijie believes that chemical production is highly specialized, and different professional fields will be involved in the production process. At present, there is generally a lack of platform tools that start from the overall situation, integrate and use data at all levels. “Information blind spots” in operations will not only affect factory efficiency, but also bring safety hazards. The “Gongzhidao System” developed by “Different Workers with Same Intelligence” is based on the understanding of chemical production management, focusing on high-frequency business in real scenes, deeply integrating online data flow and offline workflow, and managing chemical production safety The system is connected with front-line work practices, forming a digital platform that not only conforms to the existing habits of the industry but also improves management capabilities. Among them, module products such as job management, intelligent inspection, and security risk management also build a basic platform for 5G, AI, and Internet of Things technologies to enter the chemical industry.

At present, the company’s sales model is software-oriented, and the corresponding function configuration will be made according to the needs of specific customers. The customer unit price ranges from hundreds of thousands to millions of yuan. In terms of market scale calculations, Zhou Zhijie said that there are about 210,000 domestic chemical companies of various types, of which about 23,000 are above designated size. “Different workers with equal wisdom” are facing a tens of billions of market. 

In terms of sales, in addition to the team’s own industry resources, the company also adopts a model of entering a certain factory under the group when facing group customers, and then spreading it out within the entire group. 

The founder of the company, Zhou Zhijie, worked at the Clean Coal Technology Research Institute of East China University of Science and Technology, and is a backbone member of the National Energy Gasification Technology Research Center. He has won the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress First Prize and the Special Prize for Technical Invention. 

After this round of financing, “Different Workers, Same Wisdom” will continue to focus on chemical production management scenarios and integrate first-line businesses with digital systems to form a platform system that can support the operation of factory production management processes and provide data and information support for personnel at different levels. With the increase in the number of users, “Different Workers with Same Intelligence” will also develop intelligent products that are more in line with the characteristics of the industry, including: “data centers” that eliminate online and offline business information islands, and “safety early warning systems” that are connected to front-line business scenarios. “, the “process assisted decision-making system” that provides expert-level support for process operations, and the “work management field monitoring and diagnosis system” that integrates advanced technologies such as 5G. 

Xiong Fei, a partner of Jingwei Venture Capital, a leading investment institution in this round, said: The chemical industry is a trillion-dollar market, which requires more and more refined and systematic production management, and there is a great opportunity for the birth of a digital and SaaS platform. . The team with Mr. Zhou at the core are all first-class professionals in the chemical industry. They have deposited first-class industry experience into SaaS products. They have been benchmark customers in Wanhua Chemical, BASF, Yuntianhua, Yankuang Group, Nanjing Chengzhi and other industries. Application.

Tan Qunzhao, founding partner of Fenghou Capital, said: Industrial Internet is an important part of the new infrastructure and the core track of Fenghou Capital. The chemical industry, as a century-old traditional industry, has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. The volume of the industry and the number of companies are huge, and high-quality companies account for a relatively high proportion. High-quality enterprises have a relatively high degree of automation and informatization. In the future, the demand for intelligent product applications will grow steadily and will be significantly better than other traditional industries. Fenghou Capital has always made the chemical industry a key investment direction in the industrial Internet layout. “Different Workers, Same Wisdom” has entered the industry with integrated software and hardware solutions for production and operation safety, and has gradually established product barriers for industry Know-How, technology integration, and data mining; and initially achieved industry-leading customer coverage for core products. At the same time, the company has a broad market space for extending its business in the field of intelligent production in the chemical industry.

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