Anping Wire mesh originated in the first year of Hongzhi of Ming Dynasty (1488 AD), and has a history of more than 500 years. After hundreds of years of development, Wire mesh has become the characteristic industry and pillar industry of Anping. Anping County has been named as "hometown of Chinese Wire mesh", "China Wire screen industry base", "China Wire mesh production and marketing base", "national foreign trade transformation and upgrading base", "China's Wire mesh export base", "China's weaving city", "China's Wire mesh city" and "national excellent" "Industrial cluster", "national advanced industrial base of hardware industry", and "demonstration county of characteristic economy" in Hebei Province.
（1） Production scale. At present, there are 210000 Wire mesh employees, including more than 60000 migrant workers. It has 40000 sets of various wire drawing and weaving equipment, with an annual consumption of more than 800000 tons of various plates, 4.5 million tons of wire rods, and 1 billion square meters of mesh weaving. In 2017, the output value of Wire mesh industry reached 56.3 billion yuan. Wire mesh industry has become the core and leading role of Anping County economy, and its pulling effect on the whole economy is increasing day by day.
（2） Enterprise composition. First, there are more than 13000 industrial production enterprises, including more than 3000 wire drawing enterprises, more than 7000 weaving enterprises and more than 400 surface treatment enterprises. Second, there are 13945 commercial circulation enterprises, including 1476 distribution outlets in the county and 12469 nationwide marketing outlets, covering the administrative regions above the county level. There are more than 13000 marketing outlets in China. Third, the structure of enterprise property rights. There are 132 Wire mesh Enterprises above Designated Size in the county, accounting for 84.1% of all enterprises above the designated size. There are 13 listed enterprises and 20 provincial high-tech enterprises.
（3） Market position. The production, sales and export volume of Wire mesh account for more than 80% of the whole country. There are more than 1100 enterprises with export certificates and more than 100 sales outlets abroad. The number of enterprises exporting more than 500000 US dollars has reached 150, and Jietong, yingkaimo and other enterprises have entered the top 30 electromechanical export enterprises of the whole province. About 18000 TEUs are exported every year by means of self operated export and agent export. The main markets such as Europe and America, Japan and South Korea, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa account for more than 60% of the total export volume of the county.
（4） Brand building. Anping wire mesh products have developed into six series, more than 400 varieties and more than 6000 specifications, such as drawing, weaving, welding, punching and drawing, nonwovens and products. They are widely used in petroleum, chemical, construction, papermaking, medicine, automobile manufacturing, animal husbandry and other industrial and agricultural production, life, aviation, aerospace, national defense and other high-end fields. In recent years, we have vigorously promoted scientific and technological innovation and brand creation. At present, the total number of trademarks has reached 1336, including 2 national well-known trademarks, 43 provincial famous trademarks, 78 municipal well-known trademarks, and 40 enterprises using "anwang" certification trademarks.