06 Dic Dahon Announces Fortuitous Global Partnership with Long-standing OEM Supplier
Duarte, CA, December 4, 2012 – Dahon, world leader in the manufacture of folding bicycles, teams up with SKS, renowned German manufacturer of bicycle parts and accessories on an international level. An OEM supplier of long standing for bike pumps, fenders and mudguards for the brand, the German concern will now be working even more closely with Dahon, accessing them as official SKS aftermarket distributor within Dahon’s extended Chinese market network.
In their expansive reach, with over a thousand dedicated brand shops across 400 cities on the Chinese mainland alone, Dahon is offering a selection of market-specific aftermarket items throughout their extensive web of domestic franchisees and IBDs -enhancing their product lines with SKS products wherever the assortment calls.
Holding exclusive distribution rights in all bicycle retail outlets across China, Hong Kong and Macau, the folding bike leader is taking the road to expansion for their business ventures globally. Looking toward strengthening their brand’s good position in the market through maximizing sales and distribution, they welcome the opportunity of increasing their global role now as distributor for large and well-known brands and accessories.
“We are delighted to partner a strong company whose reputation is as solid as SKS’,” said Dr. David Hon, chief executive officer of Dahon. “Their commitment to a strong product range is very like Dahon’s own, and we see this as the perfect opportunity for growth and healthy expansion for both our companies.”
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.
SKS has “made in Germany” for 80 years. Founded by Karl Scheffer-Klute in 1921, the family-owned company began manufacturing air pumps in 1932, and OEM bicycle parts in 1956. Today, the product range is characterized by high-tech pumps, mudguards and a wide range of high quality bicycle accessories, still manufactured by 270 dedicated employees in the “heart” of Germany for discerning cyclists everywhere.