Dutch Dealers Visit Dahon Factory in Shenzhen
In addition to seeing the complete production process carried out by factory employees, guests in the Shenzhen factory were given the unique opportunity see how Dahon's 70-man engineering team develops new bicycles and technologies. The Dutch dealers also viewed and tested products from the 2012 product range and were given a glimpse into the inner workings of the factory's operational structure. The extensive displays of both historic and new products in Dahon's showroom largely impressed the dealers and they were equally intrigued to learn how recreational activities such as basketball played an integral role in employee motivation.
The tour gave dealers a chance to better understand the manufacturing process as well as what goes into the production of the products they sell in their shops. Arnauld Hackmann, editor in chief of Fietsmarkt and organizer of the tour says, "It's a perfect networking event and a golden opportunity to talk directly with people from the factories."
Other stops on the tour included Tristar, Bafang Motor Company, Willex, Champion-Sys, JD Group and Colossi Cycling.
Dahon California, Inc.
In 1982, Dahon ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the Dahon folder, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, Dahon is recognized as their world leader. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation, reinvention and technological leadership, Dahon is committed to creating quality product experiences and green mobility solutions for people leading active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. It is headquartered in California with offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distribution partners throughout the world.