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Company History

  • 2019

    January, Headway Technology Co., Ltd. was officially renamed as "Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.";

  • 2018

    - May, Headway was approved as China Intellectual Property Model Enterprise;

    - June, Headway Joined Ballast Equipment Manufacturer Association (BEMA);

    - November, OceanGuard® obtained USCG Type Approval;


  • 2017

    November, the construction of Headway Ballast Water Management System Industrial Facility was complete;

  • 2016

    August, OceanGuard® BWMS passed the Environmental Tests for USCG Type Approval;

  • 2015

    May 2015. After a 5-month period testing, OceanGuard® BWMS passed land-based tests phase for USCG Type Approval and became the first in Asia and fastest in the world to pass the LB test cycles.

    February, OceanGuard® BWMS obtained Liberian Type Approval Certificate.


  • 2014

    December, 2014. A Seminar themed in “Retrofitting and Promotion on Ballast Water Management System in Existing Vessels” was held by Headway in Sheraton Hotel, Taipei. Giant Ship Yard, Shipping Company, Classification Society and academic organizations participated.

    October, 2014. The Sixth Generation of Headway VDR obtained CCS Type Approval. 

    August, 2014. OceanGuard® BWMS obtained LR Type Approval.

    June, 2014. OceanGuard® BWMS obtained ABS Type Approval.

    May, 2014. OceanGuard® BWMS obtained RS Type Approval.

    May, 2014. Headway launched the six generation of VDR according to (IMO) MSC-333 (90).

    March, 2014. Headway obtained several patents in Ballast Water Management and Shipboard Navigation Radar.

    February, 2014. OceanGuard® BWMS obtained NK Type Approval.

  • 2013

    OceanGuard® BWMS became the first BWMS worldwide to get full-scale DNV Type Approval;

    OceanGuard® BWMS successfully obtained AMS Certificate issued by U. S. Coast Guard;

    Headway Signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Yangfan Group;

    OceanGuard® BWMS successfully obtained RINA Type Approval Certificate.

  • 2012

    In 2012, Headway® BNWAS successfully obtained Type Approval Certiicate issued by CCS and EC Certificate issued by GL; 

    In 2012, Headway® ECDIS successfully obtained CCS Type Approval and EC Certificate issued by GL;

    In 2012, OceanGuard® BWMS was awarded the title of Qingdao Brand;

    In 2012, Headay has upgraded  to Two-star China Patent Shandong Star Enterprise.


  • 2011

    In Nov., 2011, OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System successfully obtained Type Approval Certificate issued by Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) on behalf of the Administration;

    In Oct., 2011, OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System won the Gold Award of 2011 Scientific and Technological Innovation Products;

    In July 2011, Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. reached cooperation with Costa Crociere S.p.A, an Italian shipping company, which opened a new era for overseas installation of OceanGuard® BWMS;

    In March 2011, OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System successfully obtained Type Approval Certificate issued by China Classification Society (CCS);

     

  • 2010

    In December 2010, Headway won 2010 Technology Innovation Award of China Quality Evaluation Association and awarded China Patent Shandong Star Enterprise;

    In October 2010, OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System received the order of Maritime Cruse 01 Ship, which is the maritime cruising salvage ship with the largest tonnage and the most advanced equipment in China;In August 2010, OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System received the order of semi-submerged ship from Offshore Oil Engineering (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

  • 2009

    In December 2009, Voyage Data Recorder of Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. won the title of 2009 Shandong Famous-brand Product

    In October 2009, Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. was awarded the first batch of High-tech Enterprise

    In October 2009, the embedded voyage data recorder pilot plant test and industrialization project won the Technology Golden Bridge Award

    In June 2009, Qingdao Headway Marine Technology Co., Ltd. was officially renamed as “Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd.”

  • 2008

    In June 2008, Headway was rated as an Advanced Enterprise in the Provincial Work Conference of Shipping Industry held by the provincial government;

    In June 2008, Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. only spent five hours to successfully install a full set of SVDR on “SongShan” Ship at No.8 Wharf of Qingdao Port and created a new record of equipment installation;

    In February 2008, Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. successfully passed DNV audit for ISO 9001;

    In January 2008, OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System independently developed and produced by Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. appeared on the market and became the first domestic enterprise engaged in R&D of Ballast Water Management System.

     

     

  • 2007

    In September 2007, Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. successfully passed German BSH certification, marking the product production environment has reached international advanced level.

  • 2006

    In May 2006, Headway obtained CCS certificate and became the first certified company in China that independently produces SVDR with float-free PDC.

  • 2005

    In August 2005, Qingdao Headway Marine Technology Co., Ltd was established.