Shanxi Sunlight Coking Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1988, after 30 years of continuous development, it has become a clean, environment-friendly and advanced coal char chemicals and new materials enterprise group integrating “coal mining, raw coal washing, coke smelting, tar processing, fine chemicals, new carbon materials, self-generated power plant, railway transportation, coal gas external supply, logistics and trade, international trade and other businesses".
Sunlight Coking Group is a provincial-level economic and technological development zone located in Hejin City, Shanxi Province, and the main contractor for construction of 6 “coking production bases at 10-million-ton level” in Shanxi Province. Sunlight Coking Group has an annual coal output of 5 million tons, annual raw coal washing of 8 million tons, annual coke output of 5 million tons, annual external coal gas supply volume of 1 billion m3, and annual power generation capacity of 800 million kWh. In addition, Sunlight Group has an annual coal tar processing capacity of 1.08 million tons, annual carbon black output of 500,000 tons, and anthracene oil processing capacity of 100,000 tons, and is capable of producing more than 40 kinds of chemical products such as refined anthracene, carbazole and anthraquinone; has a self-built railway industrial station with an annual cargo handling capacity of nearly 20 million tons and more than 200 large-scale vehicles for road transportation, which provide convenient logistics conditions; has an independent coal research center and a carbon black R&D center, which provide precise supports for the development of products and core technologies.
Over the years, Sunlight Group has insisted on standardizing its operations and paying taxes in accordance with laws and regulations all the time, for which it has paid various kinds of taxes and fees of over RMB 300 million each year, and has accumulatively made contribution of more than RMB 10 billion to our country and society. Sunlight Group has kept adhering to the concept of “Green Development & Serving the Country Through Industry”, and kept in mind of making contribution to the society and actively providing funds for social glorious undertakings and public welfare undertakings. Since 2000 up to now, its accumulated supplies and funds donation has reached RMB 130 million. The development of Sunlight Group has also boosted the prosperity of the local transportation industry and service industry, which has benefited tens of thousands of local residents.
Sunlight Group has been successively awarded as the “National Model Workers' Home”, “Top 100 National Double-Strong Party Organization”, “National Double-Love and Double-Evaluation Advanced Enterprise”, “National Model Enterprise with Harmonious Labor Relations”, “Glorious Star”, "Contract-Compliance & Promise-Keeping Unit", "Environmental Protection Model Enterprise", "Model Taxpayer", "Shanxi Province Spiritual Civilization Advanced Unit" and other honorary titles by relevant departments at national, provincial and municipal levels.
At present, covering an area of more than 5,000 mu and having 6,000 employees, Sunlight Group is the vice-president unit of China Coking Industry Association, one of “Top 5 Enterprises” in the carbon black industry, and an “up-and-coming star” in the fine chemicals and carbon materials industries. Sunlight Group has ranked among the best in the industry in the aspects of industrial scale, product categories, technical equipment, energy conservation and environmental protection, corporate management and social contribution, with an enterprise asset and an annual output both exceeding RMB 10 billion. Its main features include:
Obvious circular economy characteristics. Sunlight Group has formed a coal chemical industry chain centering on “coal-coke- by-products of coke – tar deep processing – carbon black – refined products – carbon materials, etc.”, with good economic benefits, society benefits and environmental benefits.
Strong scientific and technological research and development strength. Sunlight Group has a provincial-level technology center, and has established a research team integrating industry university and research with Liaoning University of Science and Technology, Anhui University of Technology, Beijing Branch of Coal Research Institute, ACRE Coking & Refractory and other institutes, and won more than 30 national patents each year, which provided strong supports for the development of new products and new technologies.
Scientific management and efficient work. Sunlight Group has a core management team consisting of outstanding professionals, and has implemented flat management with respect to its subordinate enterprises and big data information management for production and operation. Benefiting from advanced research and development, precise production and intelligent management, Sunlight Group has operated in an efficient manner and become a benchmark enterprise for scientific management in the industry.
Ongoing transformation and unprecedented development. Although Sunlight Group is a resource-based enterprise, it is sparing no effort to transform into an innovative enterprise. Centering on its grand goal of “Building a World-Renowned Coal Chemical Enterprise”, Sunlight Group has already achieved the world's highest output of carbon black in single plant, and is striving to “rank first in China with respect to the outputs of four products including naphthalene series, benzene series, carbon materials and microfiber cotton and complete company listing in 2021, and to rank among Top 100 Chinese Private Enterprises in 2025.
High quality and stable clients. Dianmin brand metallurgical coke produced by Sunlight Group has been assessed as a provincial-level brand-name product, which has been sold well both at home and abroad and enjoyed a high reputation in the industry. With respect to the carbon black business, Sunlight Group has established long-term and stable partnerships with more than 30 large clients such as Bridgestone, Yokohama, Cooper, Hankook and Linglong. In addition, its fine chemical products also occupy a large market share in China.