Founder of the Hope Group
Chairman of the Board, Hope Group, Chief Scientist
Chairman Continental Hope Group
Adjunct Professor of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Vice President of the the China Association for Science and Technology, Chengdu
2003 Recipient of the “Chinese Nobel Prize” Winner of the Global “Outstanding Business Award”
As the eldest of the Liu brothers, Yongyan Liu is discerning and forward thinking. He is an inventor with an intelligent and scientific mind, and he has been a hardworking entrepreneur his entire life. In 1982, Yongyan Liu and his brothers quit their jobs to launch a company in computer software development and quail farming, later entering the animal feed industry as well. Mr. Liu and his brothers used their knowledge of animal nutrition, biology, and farming techniques to develop and test over 100 feed recipes. They produced feed comparable with advanced foreign products, and promoted the Chinese feed industry’s technological revolution. The high-tech Group became one of China’s largest private enterprises.
Mr. Liu graduated from the University of Electronic Science and Technology’s School of Computer Science, so he has a deep knowledge of the development and application of electronic hardware, as well as software design, development, innovation, and applications. In the early eighties, he developed the “BCD Numerical Control Programming Software”,which has become widely used and taught abroad. He first built the non-circular curve－computing model, which has all types of military and civilian uses to solve major technological problems. In 1995, he developed a three－phase sinewave inversion generator; the inverter and its related hardware has become the circuitry for the Group’s Slanvert products.
In 1996, Mr. Liu created the Continental Hope Group. The Group set up two high-tech enterprises as the foundation for its high-tech industries: Hope Deepblue Air Conditioning Company and Hope Slanvert Technology Corporation. After ten years of unremitting efforts, Deepblue has developed into the largest producer of central air conditioners in western China, and Slanvert has become China’s largest inverter producer and won many honors, including” Chinese Famous Brand”, “Famous Chinese Trademark”, and “China’s First Domestic Inverter Brand”.
When Hope Group was first established in China, Mr. Yongyan Liu said that facilities for high-tech research and development should be built in order to improve the core competitiveness of the enterprise and country. As such, the Chengdu Hope Institute for Electronic Technology partners with famous domestic universities and research institutes to expand personnel cooperation and set up post-doctoral fellowships with internationally renowned enterprises to establish close business and research relationships.
Mr. Yongyan Liu has made great achievements on the road to technological innovation. He has proposed a “superconducting steady speed system”, and has invented a “three-phase sine wave inverter circuit”,along with a dozen other technologies. These have eased start-up and low torque problems with inverters, which has been a major breakthrough and placed ultra-torque control technology in an advantageous position.
Under Mr. Liu’s leadership, Hope Deep-blue Air-conditioning Company expects to develop further applications for its distributed energy success stories: Deep-blue Green Energy Center, water and geothermal heat pump central air conditioners, lithium bromide air conditioners, central vacuum systems, hot water units, and other products. The major scientific and technological achievements have been quickly converted into products and market share. Among them, the Deep-blue Green Energy Center’s energy utilization rate of 84% is among the highest internationally, and geothermal heat pumps save 50% by using natural resources, putting it at the global forefront of energy saving.
Although he is now more than sixty years old, Mr. Liu is still tirelessly swimming in the ocean of knowledge. His applied research and new products have resulted in a hundred patents and production and process equipment modifications, all of which have been applied to the Group’s electrical machinery, energy, and chemical industries. He has achieved economic and social benefits, and should be counted among the “businessmen scientists” and “scientific community of entrepreneurs”.