Post-90s "Ferris Wheel Billion Sister": I want to give happiness to children all over the world
Elephant News reporter Feng Jingwen, Sun Yang, Zhang Yu/Wentu, video
Today, Wang Xuejiao's annual sales have reached 300 million yuan, and she is known as "Sister Ferris Wheel". But what she is happiest about is selling amusement equipment to economically underdeveloped countries, even if it is risking her life just to fix a piece of equipment, "bringing happiness to every child in the world, this is the most valuable thing." ”
Born in 1990, Wang Xuejiao joined the foreign trade department of an amusement ride company when she was still studying international economics and trade at the university in Zhengzhou.
In 13 years, she has imported "Made in Henan" amusement equipment to more than 100 countries and regions around the world, and the foreign trade department has grown from 3 people to a large team of more than 50 people, and the annual sales have increased several times. She also grew to become the general manager of the company.
Plea for help from Afghanistan
Like all girls, Wang Xuejiao also liked Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds in her childhood, and she would be happy for a long time when she went to the amusement park.
Wang Xuejiao is a native of Zhengzhou. During her time at university, she had already traveled to many countries. As for why she is interested in the development prospects of mechanical amusement equipment, Wang Xuejiao said frankly, "The product is niche, but the customer is accurate."
From a Ferris wheel more than 100 meters high to a slide. In 2011, Wang Xuejiao joined the company's foreign trade department, when the entire department added 3 people to her, and the other 2 people left not long after. At that time, the company's annual sales were only tens of millions of yuan, and the foreign trade business was just starting, mainly for the European and American markets.
In 2014, then-US President Barack Obama declared the end of the war in Afghanistan on December 29. Not long after, Wang Xuejiao received a request for help from Hassan, a businessman from Afghanistan, "Our Ferris wheel was blown up in the war, can you help our children repair the Ferris wheel?"
After receiving the pictures sent by Hassan, Wang Xuejiao and the technicians agreed after evaluation, "The repair cost is quite high, and from my investment advice, it is not possible to continue to invest, so it is recommended to stop the loss in time." ”
"Is there any other place in the world where children need to be happy more than children in Afghanistan?" Hassan told Wang Xuejiao firmly, spending money to restore it, and shared with her many local stories and photos of the children's lives.
Seeing the photos and videos sent by Hassan, Wang Xuejiao immediately decided to repair them for free. On the premise of ensuring safety, after many considerations and preparations, she sent technicians to Afghanistan and repaired all the amusement equipment on site after a month.
"In fact, in this process, it has received the attention of the local government. The kids were there all the time, asking when they could play, if they could play tomorrow, if they could do it in an hour, and that gave us a lot of hope and confidence. ”
Give "happiness" to children all over the world
Since then, Wang Xuejiao has shifted the company's development focus to relatively economically backward countries and regions such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, as well as countries along the Belt and Road.
"Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Algeria are all important markets for us. Through the sale of amusement park equipment, she moved the amusement park to dozens of countries, sending "happiness" to the world, and the company's annual sales reached 300 million yuan.
Whether it is the familiar Zhengzhou People's Park, Yinji Animal Kingdom, or the newly opened Zhengzhou Haichang Ocean Park, you can see Wang Xuejiao's amusement facilities.
These "made in Henan" amusement facilities not only appear in well-known amusement parks in China, enter the county and villages, but also take advantage of the "east wind" of the Belt and Road to cross the sea, enter the centennial park in Indonesia and the park of the Vietnamese government, creating a "fairy tale world" for children all over the world.
"Our main market now is the five Central Asian countries, and the goods from the five Central Asian countries can be sent directly from Zhengzhou Station. Zhengzhou's unique transportation advantages are very helpful to our development of foreign trade, and Zhengzhou's amusement equipment manufacturing industry is on the rise. ”
Wang Xuejiao said that whenever foreign merchants see amusement equipment made in China, they will praise the products with the spirit of craftsmen, "I hope that one day in the future, more excellent head brands will emerge in the industry, and we can be recognized by the world and give happiness to every child in the world." ”
Editor in charge: Feng Fei