SKS and Dahon Partners in China
SUNDERN, GERMANY – SKS, the German manufacturer of air pumps and mudguards, teams up with folding bike manufacturer Dahon. SKS has been a long time OEM supplier of plastic fenders for Dahon.
Dahon wants to strengthen its market position by offering German aftermarket items to their domestic network of franchisees and IBDs while SKS can increase their distribution in China, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Just one year ago, after the Taichung Bike week 2011, SKS announced the opening of an office in Guangzhou, China, serving Chinese customers, both OEM and aftermarket. According to SKS, the operation was very successful and convinced the company’s management to have its existing operation serving the OEM customers exclusively. With the new agreement Dahon has been appointed official aftermarket distributor in China.
A main reason for Dahon’s interest to become an SKS partner is their 30th anniversary and Dahon intends to use the new partnership as an added value making their products more attractive to their Chinese customers.