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dahon david hon interviewed by china cctvMajor Chinese television station CCTV recently visited DAHON’s factory in Shenzhen to interview founder and CEO Dr David Hon for their program, OUTLOOK (Hua Shang Lun Jian), which presents insight and opinions from some of China’s top companies. As the world leader in folding bicycles, DAHON was delighted to be spotlighted by the program. The crew visited and filmed the factory and offices, framing and lifestyle shots, and went on to shoot the interview and related report.
As Chinese president Xi Jinping lately announced, China’s manufacturing goal is “to push forwards, with the aim of the Made in China 2025 initiative to turn “made in China” into “created in China”, moving from fast and cheap labor, to quality manufacturing, making Chinese brands into global, household names. [China] will provide the stage for creative development, quality and branding for companies to share their experience, wisdom and success.” CCTV OUTLOOK plans to document this movement and follow a number of corporations as they realize their “Chinese Dream”.
Dr. David Hon warmly welcomed the CCTV OUTLOOK crew in Songan, Shenzhen. Dr. Hon explained that, “as the global economic structure goes through this profound change, DAHON as a global leader in the field of folding bicycles, should adjust its industry chain, pushing forwards creativity, and carrying on deepening reform. In the meantime, DAHON also needs and welcomes government policy protection and help.”dahon david hon in interview with china cctv
CCTV OUTLOOK put forward that DAHON had in fact made great contributions over the decades towards Chinese environmental protection through green transportation. They hope that DAHON will continue as they have, putting quality first and pushing for green transportation. DAHON folding bikes have made a sincere impact on Chinese environmental protection and quality of life.
About DAHON:
In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Convertible, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as a world leader. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation, reinvention and technological leadership, DAHON is committed to creating quality product, a unique riding experience and green mobility solutions for people leading active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. Headquartered in California, DAHON’s offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distributing partner network reaches around the world. For more information regarding DAHON’s products, please visit www.dahon.com.

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Like to bike? The numbers agree, cycling is the way to go

You might know that cycling’s good for your health, but did you know that more cyclists on the road means fewer fatal crashes involving bikes? Or just how much we spend on transport, when we could be saving money commuting by bike? We put together some stats into a cycling infographic that makes for pretty compelling reading. Folding bikes by DAHON make it even easier to get into cycling – you can fold up and take public transit on a whim, and keep your bike in smaller and safer spaces. The freedom to go anywhere, anytime , that’s the #SpiritofDAHON benefits-of-cycling-infographic-by-dahon-folding-bikes1

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[gallery size="medium" link="file" theme="photomosaic" ids="5080,5082,5084,5086,5088"] March 24th 2016, Shenzhen, China – Rain did not dampen spirits as the DAHON Chinese Distributor Conference (DCDC) of 2016 got underway at the Parklane Chang’an International Hotel in Shenzhen, China. Distributors from all across the country came together to celebrate this annual event. The conference looked back over the company’s journey to becoming world leader in folding bikes, as well as casting ahead to future growth. DAHON has experienced ups and downs in past 30 years. With changes in the industry environment, the fusion and emerging of operating models, DAHON is now facing great challenges and opportunities. The growth and development of an enterprise is ever changing, experiencing highs and lows is the only way in which one can move forward. The ethos at the heart of the company is that DAHON has never given up in the face of difficulty. As a team, the brand is persistently striding forward. The Chinese market represents a large portion of DAHON’s global sales, however 2015 witnessed a recession across the entire Chinese manufacturing industry. Nonetheless, DAHON has persevered, supporting and working together with Chinese distributors to keep a buoyant outlook and performance. Singles Day, the Chinese equivalent of Black Friday on 11th November, in particular saw record online sales with DAHON achieving US$1.2million in sales in just two days, outperforming mainstream bicycle brands such as Giant. The event also focused on Marketing and Sales strategy for 2016, for which DAHON invited a renowned marketing consultant, Mr. Wu, to assist in the strategic planning and deployment. DAHON’s Chinese Distributor Conference is a prime opportunity for dealers and partners to get an exclusive look at the 2017 product line in person. Founder and CEO Dr David Hon presented the highlights and technical features and the company promised to spare no efforts to make quality products that are customer oriented at their heart. As well as an informal signing ceremony, in which dealers sign on for their next year’s partnership with DAHON, some of the most successful distributors were invited on stage to share their experience, promotion and sales strategies with the group. The conference is a great opportunity for exchanging ideas, communicating information and discussing about the future. Attendees enjoyed a banquet together to close the event and looked forward to a prosperous year ahead.

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