SOFIA, Bulgaria – David Hon (l.), founder and CEO of Dahon, hosted special guest Delyan Dobrev(r.), Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism during Dahon’s 5th annual international distributor conference (DIDC) last week. Dobrev welcomed Dahon and the exports the company will bring to Bulgaria as it begins production in Plovdiv.
Dahon organized its annual distributor conference in Sofia to promote the company’s new 2013 product range alongside the establishment of its European headquarters through a strategic partnership with Maxcom, a modern ISO 9001:2008-certified facility that specializes in the manufacturing of bicycles.
Initial production is set to begin with 40,000 units and is due to reach 100,000 by the end of the year. Dahon projects a 13.8 million euro contribution to Bulgaria’s export output within the first year with total exports of Dahon bikes from the country rising to 27.6 million euro by 2015.
During the closing ceremony, Dahon presented Dobrev with one of its most popular models alongside a certificate of appreciation for his support and efforts towards the use of sustainable energy in Bulgaria. Dr. David Hon, Dahon founder and CEO says, “We are excited to have moved our European production to Bulgaria, not just because of its logistical advantages, but also because of its increased focus towards the use of sustainable energy.”