In December 2015, the new Chinese and English website of Caston Group was launched. Based on “Real brand promotion, providing satisfactory services”, the new website is rich in content, from which Caston’s customers can know about Caston’s culture, products, and history. The four modules of the website respectively display the company, industrial news and its development, products and related technology introduction, marketing, brand publicity and sales promotion, and service platform. Welcome to experience Caston products. Caston will bring you and your business benefits.
At the end of August 2015, the intelligent automatic 600T friction welding machine jointly developed by Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. and the welding research institute was trial-run successfully, which marks that the company now has the world largest welding machine that can weld the pipe of 300mm diameter and the welding technology of welding the pipe of the largest diameter.
In April 2015, by applying the Internet+ marketing mode, Caston established the Alibaba international e-commerce website to expand the overseas business. The website displays Caston’s manufacturing, quality control, marketing guarantee, product information, investment attraction, product promotion in a brand new look. After establishing the website, a large amount of overseas customers like purchasers, supporting enterprises, and contractors inquire Caston and its products, which greatly improves Caston’s brand and awareness, and lays a foundation for promoting Caston drill tools overseas.
In February 2015, the CNC Laser Heat Treatment for Trenchless Drill Pipe Joint wrote by Xu Wenhong, the leading figure of laser quenching technology, was published on the Yearbook on China Trenchless Technology Industry in 2014, which marks that the drill pipe thread surface treatment technology enters a new stage.
In December 2014, the company transferred the idle fund and quality assets of Nanjing Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. to Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. to enlarge the production capability of Wuxi Caston. Meanwhile, according to the adjustment planning of Nanjing economic development industrial structure, Nanjing Caston transferred out the land and legally cancelled the company.
In November 2014, to establish an enterprise integrating science & education, R&D, and production, Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. and Xi’an Shiyou University jointly established the graduate student work station to make research on the drill tool failures, inspection and precaution and drill tool related technology and finish the thesis of Drill Tool Related Technology Research Report which provide the complete theoretical basis for the drill pipe material selection, production process, application and failure, and security detection.
In 2013, the joint thread laser quenching equipment jointly developed by the company and Wuhan Huagong Laser was trial-run successfully. The CNC laser quenching device resolves the problem of thread gluing in the trenchless construction, prevents the thread not being dismounted because of the thread gluing, and improves the joint strength and service life. After being used by many construction enterprises, the equipment obviously benefits the trenchless industry, greatly improves the construction efficiency, reduces the internal loss of the hole and drill tool abrasion, and saves the construction cost.
At the end of 2013, Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. was moved to the new factory- Binhu Industrial Park. The company covers more than 20mu, equipped with the production workshop, finished product warehouse, office building and employee living facilities. It is planned to invest new equipment of 20 million yuan.
In December 2013, Nanjing Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. was cancelled and merged into Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd., which made Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. is more competitive in the drill pipe industry.
In 2013, Beijing Caston Zhuoer Drill Tool Co., Ltd. got the certificate of import and export.
In November 2013, to expand the market with the assets and brand advantage and integrate the optimized assets and the business units, Xuanhua Xiandai Mining Machinery Co., Ltd. merged Zhangjiakou Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. to integrate the trenchless drill pipe, downhole drill pipe, and anchoring drill pipe, as well as the market and brand.
In 2012, Beijing Caston Zhuoer Drill Tool Co., Ltd. cooperated with XCMG Foundation Machinery Co., Ltd. to provide drill pipe and drill tools, becoming the 1st-level distributor and exporter of the trenchless drilling rig.
In June 2012, by cooperating with the diversified construction machinery manufacturer XCMG Group and XCMG Foundation Machinery Co., Ltd., Xuanhua Xiandai Mining Machinery Co., Ltd. became a qualified supplier.
On July 14 2011, the thesis “Research on Large-tonnage Petroleum Drill Pipe Friction Welding and Deformation Heat Treatment Process Equipment” wrote by Mr. Xu Wenhong won the 1st Prize elected by China Academy of Machinery Science and Technology, and the certificate code is 2011001-7.
In 2011, Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd. got the certification of the quality management system.
In 2011, the company cooperated with the international drill tool and drill rig manufacturer Atlas Copco (Nanjing) Construction & Mining Equipment LTD and Shanghai Atlas Trading Company to provide the professional drill pipes for Atlas drilling rigs.
In June 2010, to develop the southern market of China, the company integrated the drill pipe enterprise Wuxi Jinshikai Drill Tool Co., Ltd. and renamed it as Wuxi Caston Drill Tool Co., Ltd.
In June 2010, to better expand the domestic and overseas market, the company set up Beijing Caston Zhuoer Drill Tool Co., Ltd. and R&D and marketing center in Beijing.
In 2010, the technical center researched and produced the large trenchless drill pipe with the diameter of 1194mm. The trial-produced product made the welding and forging heat treatment technology mature and can enter the volume production stage. The technology makes the company become the only enterprise that can produce the drill pipe with the diameter of 200mm in China.
In 2009, Xuanhua Xiandai Mining Machinery Co., Ltd. cooperated with Vermeer (Beijing) Co., Ltd., becoming Vermeer’s supplier to provide the largest-diameter welding drill pipe, and laying a good foundation for the future cooperation.
On July 10th 2009, the company LOGO and the trademark of Caston were approved by the State Trademark Bureau for the 7th-category products, the batch number is No. 5500745.
In 2009, the company established Nanjing Caston Drill Tools Co., Ltd. in Lishui Economic Development Zone in Nanjing with registered capital of 10 million Yuan.
In 2009, the company established Zhangjiakou Caston Drill Tools Co., Ltd. with registered capital of 8 million Yuan and built the large drill pipe production line, featuring annual output of 7,000 tons.
In 2007, the drill pipe anti-extrusion pipe end thickening moulding technology and double torque shoulder joint was successfully developed and put into mass production. The technology won the Science and Technology Progress Award of Hebei Province.
In November 2007, the upsetting double top friction welding drill pipe products developed by the company won the Hi-Tech Product Certificate issued by the Science and Technology Bureau of Hebei Province.
In November 2007, Xuanhua Xiandai Excavating Machinery Co., Ltd. won the Hi-Tech Product Certificate issued by the Science and Technology Bureau of Hebei Province.
In 2005, Xuanhua Xiandai Excavating Machinery Co., Ltd. gained the license for import and export.
In 2005, the company made strategic adjustment in accordance with the market environment and industry competition, in order to keep the long-term stable development and the maximal profitability. The main business changed to the production of various kinds of drill pipes for drill rigs, including trenchless drill pipe, water well drill pipe, downhole drill pipe, anchor drill pipe, petroleum drill pipe, as well as related auxiliary tools.
In 2003, the company successfully developed the first Caston trenchless drill rig and launched it into the market, which became very popular among the wide customers. The product has participated in multiple major projects such as the trenchless project for the special fuel pipeline of Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd.
In 2002, the company established Xuanhua Xiandai Excavating Machinery Co., Ltd. and passed the certification of quality management system.
In 2000, the company moved to the new site which covers an area of more than 50 mu (about 33,330 m2). The new plant has machining workshop, heat treatment workshops, drill pipe production line, drill tools welding workshops, office building, warehouse, and auxiliary facilities.
In 1999, Xu Wenhong established the Xuanhua Xiandai Excavating Machinery Co., Ltd. The company was specialized in the R&D, manufacturing and sales of trenchless drill rig and drill pipes.