WELCOMING DDK TO THE VVC FAMILY
Many of our followers have already noted the addition of DDK as our title sponsor from changes to our website and social media updates. We want to take this opportunity to further introduce this great company and sponsor to the local cycling community and our participants.
DDK was founded in 1970 in a motorcycle shop where they repaired and manufactured seating pads for motorcycles and other sporting equipment. In 1982 DDK officially joined the bicycle industry as a saddle maker. And by 1998 a second factory was opened in Taiwan to keep up with the needs of their many happy customers. By 2000 DDK started construction of it’s first factory in Vietnam. Now, just this last year in 2015 a brand new fully updated factory was opened in Vietnam where they cater to the needs of many customers large and small with great attention to detail and customer service. They not only offer high quality and reliable manufacturing to their customers but their management is some of the friendliest and most professional talent in the industry.
Many may not know this but DDK is a truly global brand making bicycle saddles for many of the large bike brands today. Look closely and you may find the saddle on your bike was made by them. DDK also has their own high end brand of performance saddles called Strace. These great saddles feature eye catching aesthetics with Italian designs and attention to detail to ensure comfort and durability that cyclists seek. The company definitely has great products of their own but from personal experience I’d say that where they really shine is in how they take care of their customers coming to them for manufacturing needs. Not only do they provide amazing customer service and attention to detail but they look out for the customer’s best interests.
The new factory is a symbol of what DDK stands for. Before even stepping through the gates of the new factory in Vietnam it’s clear to see that it’s a place where anyone would be happy to work. It should be noted that DDK is an extremely good company to work for and has done an impressive job of taking care of their workers and their families. Not only this but their new factory was built with the best interest of the environment in mind and even features a water collection pond which doubles as a beautiful addition to their factory grounds while allowing them to collect and reuse rain water and rain runoff. In these ways and many more DDK is an absolute industry leader.
DDK is a company that absolutely lives their company motto which is “Make A Difference”. For this we feel they are a perfect match for our event as a title sponsor and it is with great enthusiasm that we once again introduce them as our title sponsor.
We would like to thank DDK and all of their management and workers for joining the VVC family. Together we will do great things for the sport of cycling in Vietnam and beyond.
Bob Lofgran- Race Founder & Director