over the past 20 years, aoshikang has adopted a sales model that prioritizes direct sales and supplements with distribution. by employing direct sales, the company gains an understanding of market needs. meanwhile, through distribution, it reaches specific customers and market regions, enabling rapid market expansion and reduced operational costs. successively, aoshikang has established 27 sales teams and their respective business departments in cities like seoul (south korea), tokyo (japan), singapore, taipei (china), france, and the united states. notably, the establishments in japan, south korea, taipei (china), france, and the united states have offered the company vast prospects and immense market potential. leveraging its advantages in technology, management, and efficiency, and backed by the robust production capabilities and the next-generation circuit manufacturing model of its guangdong base, the company seeks to integrate various resources such as market, technology, personnel, and capital. this holistic approach is aimed at enhancing the company's sustained development capability, industry status, core competitive advantage, and its capacity to serve global customers comprehensively.
at the beginning of 2021, the company outlined its third five-year plan and three major business strategies: the iet strategy (ie it, which stands for industrial engineering and information digitalization), talent strategy, and product strategy. with a focus on deep reforms, aoshikang undertook comprehensive renovations concerning its sales system, it infrastructure, and human resources development. in 2021, among the top 40 global pcb companies, aoshikang ranked second in growth rate globally and first in china. it stands eighth in domestic chinese-capital ranking and occupies the top spot in hunan province.