10 Aug Press Release: DAHON holds banquet celebration for leader’s birthday
Special gathering for folding bike pioneer in its 40th anniversary year
August 10th 2022, Shenzhen, China – All team members of leading global bike brand, DAHON, recently gathered together at its headquarters to wish President and CEO, Dr. David T. Hon, a happy 81st birthday alongside his friends and family with a special banquet event.
It was a momentous occasion with everyone sending their gratitude and well-wishes to Dr. Hon, including DAHON partners from overseas. The lively celebration was filled with singing and dancing from all; during dinner, DAHON’s leader showcased his versatility and timeless energy to guests by performing a Latin dance with partners. Although Dr. Hon is now eighty-one years old, he’s still very energetic and full of life, thanks to his love of sports and positive attitude. He still works tirelessly every day for DAHON, fulfilling his commitment to keep improving green mobility for all.
As well as his birthday, Dr. Hon and DAHON have other reasons to celebrate: DAHON made a breakthrough in the first 6 months of 2022, having exceeded its sales target by an increase of nearly 50% year-on-year. In the face of difficult times for the industry, it’s a tremendous result achieved from the hard work of not only the leading folding bike manufacturer’s employees, but also with the valued co-operation of its vast number of suppliers and partners. The DAHON Group would like to give a special thanks to all their friends and partners across the world for the continued support in increasingly boosting the lifestyles of riders globally.
During Dr. Hon’s celebratory event, he chatted with many about current global affairs and also the status of the global bicycle industry; that even with the numerous difficulties the industry is facing, it’s putting everyone under a lot of pressure but is also making them very motivated too, stating, “The more difficult the road ahead is, the more difficult it is for DAHON folding bikes to overcome difficulties and grow against the trend”.
It is no surprise that with Dr. Hon’s positive, entrepreneurial mindset and his endless dedication, that this year he has been celebrating his company’s 40-year legacy as a globally renowned manufacturer of bicycle technology, with his folding bike prototype trailblazing many modern folding bicycles today. His outstanding achievements can be traced back to his earlier years, when he graduated from the University of Southern Calfornia with a Ph.D in physics, leading him to his established career at Hughes Institute, which he left in 1982 so he could fully devote his time and efforts to developing green mobility solutions. His decision has well and truly paid off; since then the DAHON brand has become an industry leader in its field and was in 2000 confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest manufacturer of folding bikes.
After getting staff and partners together for the milestone of celebrating its inspiring leader, DAHON faces promising months ahead in its special anniversary year. In the second half of 2022, DAHON will launch more new products and technologies and will continue to implement its Sharing 360 strategy through technology sharing, brand sharing, parts sharing, etc. to keep helping industry peers to increase their business development.
As DAHON looks on to a bright future ahead, we would like to say a big thanks to our partners, riders and fans for all their special wishes and support through the years.
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 Illinois, DAHON’s offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distributing partner network reaches around the world. For more information regarding DAHON’s products, please visit dahon.com.