In a bid to address China's ongoing reliance in cotton imports due to insufficient domestic production, Winner Group, a prominent cotton products manufacturer, is planning to collaborate with Pakistan, a key cotton-producing nation. As per Zhang Yan, Interim CEO of Winner Medical, China currently is not self-sufficient in cotton production, necessitating import. Winner Group adopts platforms like China Cotton to navigate global supply chains and select optimal sources rather than directly procuring from farmers.
To strengthen its commitment to cotton research and development, Winner Group's subsidiary, Purcotton, has partnered with Huazhong Agricultural University's National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement to establish a Cotton Research Institute. Over the past 14 years since Purcotton's inception, Winner Group has successfully procured 250,000 tons of cotton. This initiative has not only contributed to a remarkable 53 per cent growth in Xinjiang's cotton planting area but has also led to a substantial 95 per cent increase in production.
The unique business model of Winner Group, encompassing the dual brands 'Winner Medical' and 'Purcotton,' has positioned the company as a trailblazer in the global cotton industry. Notably, Winner Group stands out as one of the few large health enterprises that have achieved 'end-to-end connectivity of the cotton cultivation and production chain.'