The late Mr. Yin Chi Chung founded his hand sewing needle factory
in Tsingtao, China, which was the first in China.
The company has attracted enough attention among other major suppliers
of hand sewing needles in the world. William Prym of Germany came
to visit the plant in May 1935. William Prym has remained to be
the largest needle supplier in the world as of today.
The Shanghai Needle Factory and office was founded.
Mr. Yin moved to Hong Kong with his family and some of his fellow
workers and he set up Dah Chung Industrial Co. Ltd. in Shaukiwan,
Hong Kong. The factory employed more than 1000 workers then, and
has slowly built up the export market throughout the years. The
company is one of the earliest industries in Hong Kong and has participated
and witnessed the growth of Hong Kong.
Both the Tsingtao and Shanghai factories became state owned, and
have remained to be the two largest needle manufacturers in China
as of today.
Dah Chung has set up office and production in Taichung, Taiwan.
Our subsidiary company, Screws and Fastener (HK) Co., Ltd. was founded
to import industrial tools to the Hong Kong industry.
In the early 80's, Dah Chung has jointly developed its existing
land with Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd in Hong Kong to provide 416 apartment
units in Shaukiwan. The main production line was moved to Shenzhen.
During the same period joint venture production companies were set
up in Beijing, Tsingtao and Wuxi.
2000 and future
Today, Dah Chung is the world's leading needles, pins and sewing
accessories supplier. The company has diversified into the production
of elastic items and shoelace to industry and consumer market; and
the houseware division, which includes scissors, cutlery, kitchenware
and cookware. Our subsidiary company is now representing a good
number of exclusive products from all parts of the world. Sales
offices were established in Shenzhen and Shanghai in 1999 and 2000,
two more offices in Qingdao and Changing were established in 2001.
Our trained office staffs in Hong Kong and China have broadened
the boundary of trade and provide more opportunity for such.