China is one of the world’s three largest screwdriver exporters. According to China  Customs data, screwdriver exports approached nearly 70,000 tons in 2023. The production scale is large and the export volume is large. Chinese screwdriver products are very popular among customers in the international market due to their competitive prices and good quality, and are exported to the United States, Europe, Japan and other places in large quantities.

Characteristics of China’s screwdriver industry

1. Industrial agglomeration

China’s screwdriver industry shows an obvious regional agglomeration effect. They are mainly concentrated in the southeastern coastal areas, such as Yiwu, Jiande, and Cixi in Zhejiang Province, as well as Shenzhen and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. These areas have formed a complete industrial chain, including screwdriver production, research and development, processing and supporting equipment manufacturing.

2. Supply chain advantages

China has a huge manufacturing base and a complete supply chain system, which can provide abundant raw materials, parts and supporting production equipment to support the efficient operation of screwdriver production.

3. Technology upgrading

China’s screwdriver industry continues to undergo technological upgrading and innovation. Screwdriver manufacturers use automated equipment and precision machining technology to improve product quality and production efficiency.

At the same time, Chinese screwdriver manufacturers also focus on product design and research and development, launching new screwdriver products with innovative functions and specific styles, such as precision screwdrivers, electric screwdrivers, pneumatic screwdrivers, and other types to meet the needs of different industries.

precision screwdrivers
precision screwdrivers
pneumatic screwdrivers
pneumatic screwdrivers
Electric Screwdriver
electric screwdrivers

China's 7 screwdriver production areas

4 industrial clusters in Zhejiang province

Zhejiang Province is located on the coast of the East China Sea, with a coastline of more than 6400 km, the longest coastline in China. This enables Zhejiang Province to have convenient maritime transportation conditions and many ports such as Ningbo port. In addition, as one of the more open provinces in China’s economy, its degree of openness and export-oriented economic system have promoted the development of international trade. Zhejiang has three important screwdriver production bases and an international trade city.


Yongkang is the main production area for manual screwdrivers and a famous hardware tool production base in China. It is known as the capital of hardware tools in China. There are tens of thousands of metal production companies in the city.

In Yongkang, the screwdriver manufacturing industry occupies a prominent position, and its products mainly include screwdrivers of various types and specifications. In addition, there are many other hardware tool manufacturing companies and trading markets that produce and sell various hardware tool products, such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, etc.

yongkang city


Jiande is the producing area of classic screwdrivers. There are more than 600 companies in Jiande engaged in the production and sales of screwdrivers. Most companies also offer customized screwdriver products.

classic type -- flathead screwdriver
classic type -- slotted screwdriver
class type -- Phillips screwdriver
class type -- Phillips screwdriver


Cixi is producing areas of electric screwdrivers. Many electric screwdriver brand companies in China are gathered here.


Yiwu International Trade City is the World’s Largest trading platform for small commodities and one of the important global wholesale centers for hardware tools in China. Yiwu International Trade Market District 2 gathers a large number of hardware tool suppliers, providing a variety of screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, and so forth.

Yiwu International Trade Market District 2 hardware

2 industrial clusters in Guangdong province

Guangdong has always been an important province in China’s foreign trade. Enterprises in Guangdong Province have accumulated rich experience in international trade, are familiar with the rules and requirements of the international market, and have the ability to flexibly respond to various challenges in international trade. Guangdong Province is one of the largest exporters of functional screwdrivers in China.


Shenzhen is a major producer of precision screwdrivers. Relying on strong economic development strength and characteristic industrial systems such as electronic machinery, screwdriver companies here pay more attention to product performance and product quality. Therefore, in addition to precision screwdrivers, medical screwdrivers, insulated screwdrivers, etc. are also their main products.

In addition to Shenzhen, there are also many functional screwdriver manufacturers and companies in cities such as Foshan and Shantou.

shenzhen screwdriver factories


As one of the business centers in southern China, Guangzhou has several large hardware tool markets. For example: Construction Hardware Market, Dongfeng East Road Hardware Market, etc. are popular places for hardware tool trade in Guangzhou. There are a wide variety of screwdrivers and other hardware tool products available. The screwdrivers here are of better quality compared to those in the Yiwu markets, but they also come with higher prices.

Guangzhou hardware tool markets

Hebei province

Screwdrivers are typically standard components. As the largest production base and distribution center for standard components in China, Yongnian District, Handan City, Hebei Province, has over 300,000 people engaged in the production and sales of standard parts, with an annual output exceeding 4 million tons, accounting for half of the national market share of standard components.

Additionally, as one of China’s stainless steel industry clusters, Hebei Province, particularly Yongnian District, is primarily known for its production of stainless steel screwdrivers.

stainless steel screwdriver factory

The end

Each production base in China has its characteristics, forming a large-scale and diversified screwdriver manufacturing industry system, providing a wealth of product choices for domestic and foreign markets. If you order screwdrivers from China in the future, you must pay attention to these two points.

Before formal cooperation, the supplier is required to provide corresponding samples and material testing reports according to the order to ensure that the quality of the final product meets your requirements.

If it is a customized screwdriver and the customized size contains a special design or other patents, you need to sign a confidentiality agreement (NNN & NDA) with the supplier before placing the order to prevent losses.

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