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Since its establishment in 1994, Bestway has devoted its efforts to strengthening research, design, development, and the manufacturing of high quality and innovative outdoor leisure products. Bestway’s extensive range of products meet the needs of every consumer with inflatable stand up paddleboards, above ground pools, portable spas, flocked and fabric airbeds, as well as sports and leisure boats. In order to ensure customer satisfaction, every department in Bestway works closely to provide the best product solutions. This includes our technology centers, central laboratories, quality assurance centers, vertically integrated manufacturing systems, and our well-established after-sales service centers around the global.

Our Vision

To create fun, lasting experiences for everyone in the world through our products and services.

Happy Consumers

Creative and professional teams delivers innovative, functional and exceptional products with the goal of bringing fun and memorable user experiences to consumers.

Happy Employees

Create a work environment in which our employees can develop their skills, build their careers and cultivate and pursue their professional interests.

Happy World

Emphasis on corporate sustainability and aim to minimize the impact on the environment. Actively investing in and pursuing more efficient alternative energy sources and material recycling initiatives.

Recycling

Whether post-production scraps or post-consumer returns, we collect allscrap PVC material. Using our in-house machinery, we sort, grind, wash and separate the returned products or processs craps into pellets which can be reused in our manufacturing.

We are committed to continuous improvement in technical knowledge, automation, and mechanization in the manufacturing system with an eye to always maximize our production efficiency.

Our manufacturing plant in Nantong boasts 23,000 square meters of solar panels, generating 4 million 700,000 kwh of electricity, equivalent to about 8% of our annual energy consumption at our Nantong plant. Plans to continue to expand the roof area for new installation of solar panels are in the works.

In 2016, we participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Alongside 5,600 suppliers worldwide we reported our current energy use, carbon emissions and projects implemented to improve our company footprint. Bestway was awarded the "Best China Supplier" for our energy related efforts among 400 Chinese manufacturers who participated in CDP’s report and program. www.cdp.net

Bestway product safety compliance managers in Shanghai, Europe, and North America are actively involved with European and American Standards Committees.

We participate in drafting technical and safety standards for above ground pool and spas with the European Standardization Committee. Safety requirements for all of our products comply with international and regional laws and regulations, and obtain the test report and certifications issued by a qualified third party international professional testing organizations, such as GS, UL or ETL.
Our central laboratory in Shanghai has played a key role in ensuring the safety of our products. It has received a number of domestic and international accreditation and certifications such as:
• National Accreditation Board of China
• TÜV Rheinland group (International Electrotech nical Commission) customer testing laboratory for electrical product safety
• US Consumer Product Safety Commission's firewall third party testing laboratory
We have the only laboratory in China that has received all of the above approvals.

Material Recycling

We seek to recycle returned products and process scraps to reduce the waste we send to landfill or to incineration facilities. We also sell our factory waste to local materials-recycling facilities, and part of this waste is sent to our suppliers for recycling. During the manufacturing process, we create process scraps that are leftover polymer films. In our manufacturing facilities, we sort, grind, wash and separate the returned products or process scraps into smaller parts based on their resin type and size. We then convert these small plastics parts into pellets to allow for easier distribution, compounding and remanufacturing. To further reduce our factory waste, we task our research and development officers with developing and advancing our mechanical recycling machines and the procedures to recycle reinforced polymer film, such as polymer-based textile composite materials, Tri-Tech™ materials and flocked materials.

Retention

Happy employees are the driving force of Bestway’s successful operations. We value our employees and create an environment in which employees are able to develop their talents and pursue their professional passions. And it shows. This is especially true in China, where our manufacturing facilities are located in our sites in Shanghai, and Nantong and Yancheng in the Jiangsu province in the inland eastern region of China, all within driving distance of each other in the Yangtze River Delta region and within driving distance of each other along the same highway for efficiency and logistical purposes. Up until recently, it was the norm for Chinese workers to migrate to cities such as Shanghai and Beijing only to return inland to their homes for the Chinese New Year. This "tide of return" began after the 2009 financial crisis, during which approximately 20 million migrant workers found themselves without work and were forced to return home. Since then, stimulus packages including investment in inland transportation development and increases in employment opportunities have made large interior cities increasingly attractive places to work for people from those regions, since they no longer need to make the personal sacrifices of leaving their families too far behind. With these incentives in place, Bestway has attracted more employees to retain over the past five years. Add that to the important fact that Bestway believes in promoting from within and you have a recipe for successful and happy employees.

Broad Assortment of Products

Bestway is committed to the development, production, and sales of high quality and innovative sporting and leisure products. Our product range covers an abundance of different products to meet the needs of people from all walks of life. Trips to the beach, lazy days by the pool or a weekend in the mountains, fishing at the lake? Bestway has everything in store for whatever you need. We are the ultimate solution to creating fun, lasting memories for you, your family and friends. For more information on our products, click on each of the links below.

Solar Sustainability

In addition to recycling, Bestway utilizes one of the largest resources available to aid in creating more energy efficient manufacturing processes – the sun. Solar electricity is green, renewable, and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. We installed 23,000 square meters of solar panels in the rooftop of our manufacturing facility in Nantong, which generated 4.7 million kilowatt-hour of energy,which is equivalent to approximately 8 % of the annual energy consumption of our Nantong manufacturing facility. We plan to install 22,000 square meters of solar panels in our manufacturing facilities in Nantong by September 2017.

Sustainability

In 2016, we participated in a public disclosure program organized by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP’) by reporting our sustainability efforts along with over 5,600 manufacturers globally, including information on energy use, emissions and wastes.

We were awarded the Best Chinese Supplier on climate change measures. Approximately 400 Chinese manufacturers participated in the program and reported their sustainability efforts, with over 5,625 companies responding in 2015. www.cdp.net.


Global Research and Development

Bestway technology center has over 300 employees in Europe, Shanghai, and the United States comprised of research design, intellectual property management, safety management, quality assurance and central laboratory. Product design and development in Bestway is a global effort divided into strategic management, portfolio management, project management and marketing management.


Our R&D teams in the United States and Europe spearhead strategic management and product portfolio management while our Shanghai headquarters is focused on product structure design, research and development, project specific development, and intellectual property, safety, quality assurance, and the central laboratory.

After 20 years in this industry, our competitive advantage comes from the deep knowledge of manufacturing paired with unceasing research and development.

Our product development team is in tune to the changing needs of the consumers and able to react with quick, innovative solutions.


We have around 1,100 unique products belonging to four core product lines, including above ground pool and portable spa products, recreation products, sporting goods products and camping products. Each year new products account for 20-25% of our portfolio to freshen our product line up and keep our customers engaged.

Our goal is vertical integration, continuous development and unceasing innovation, with consumers always at the core and technology as the driving force. It’s this philosophy which gives Bestway the ability to be a continued leader in the industry.

Global Research and Development

Bestway technology center has over 300 employees in Europe, Shanghai, and the United States comprised of research design, intellectual property management, safety management, quality assurance and central laboratory. Product design and development in Bestway is a global effort divided into strategic management, portfolio management, project management and marketing management.

Our R&D teams in the United States and Europe spearhead strategic management and product portfolio management while our Shanghai headquarters is focused on product structure design, research and development, project specific development, and intellectual property, safety, quality assurance, and the central laboratory.

After 20 years in this industry, our competitive advantage comes from the deep knowledge of manufacturing paired with unceasing research and development.

Our product development team is in tune to the changing needs of the consumers and able to react with quick, innovative solutions.

We have around 1,100 unique products belonging to four core product lines, including above ground pool and portable spa products, recreation products, sporting goods products and camping products. Each year new products account for 20-25% of our portfolio to freshen our product line up and keep our customers engaged.

Our goal is vertical integration, continuous development and unceasing innovation, with consumers always at the core and technology as the driving force. It’s this philosophy which gives Bestway the ability to be a continued leader in the industry.

Vertical Integrated Manufacturing System

Our wholly-owned factories are located in Shanghai, Nantong, and Yancheng city. All are located in the Yangtze River Delta area which eases logistics and shipping. After more than 20 years of development, Bestway’s facilities make up a total land area of about 950,000 square meters with facilities accounting for over 600,000 square meters including manufacturing plant, material distribution center, warehouse, office building, product testing center, and staff dormitories.

We believe that manufacturing in-house enables us to continually enhance our production, technological and management capabilities to achieve greater production efficiency, reduce waste, and minimize costs while strictly controlling product quality across the value chain. This also ensures punctual product delivery, which in turn translates into happy customers and end-consumers, leading to repeat business opportunities and the strengthening of our brand. Our in-house manufacturing facilities are complemented by well-developed back-end infrastructure. In addition, our major suppliers of raw materials are among the top suppliers globally.

Vertical Integrated Manufacturing System

Our wholly-owned factories are located in Shanghai, Nantong, and Yancheng city. All are located in the Yangtze River Delta area which eases logistics and shipping. After more than 20 years of development, Bestway’s facilities make up a total land area of about 950,000 square meters with facilities accounting for over 600,000 square meters including manufacturing plant, material distribution center, warehouse, office building, product testing center, and staff dormitories.

We believe that manufacturing in-house enables us to continually enhance our production, technological and management capabilities to achieve greater production efficiency, reduce waste, and minimize costs while strictly controlling product quality across the value chain. This also ensures punctual product delivery, which in turn translates into happy customers and end-consumers, leading to repeat business opportunities and the strengthening of our brand. Our in-house manufacturing facilities are complemented by well-developed back-end infrastructure. In addition, our major suppliers of raw materials are among the top suppliers globally.

Bestway Global Sales Overview

The global market size is about $180 billion in retail sales for outdoor leisure products market. This market is further divided into three sectors: water, land & mountain leisure products, with water products at a global market size of about $33 billion. Bestway is the 3rd largest player in the global water leisure products market, with a market share of 2.3% of retail sales in 2016.


By vertical integrating our research, development, manufacturing, sales, and logistics, Bestway has become a highly regarded global brand in outdoor leisure products, excelling in product design, quality, usability and value.


Since 2001, we have set up nine overseas subsidiaries. Offices are located in Phoenix, Milan, Hamburg, Nice, St. Petersburg, Santiago, Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Hong Kong.


The overseas subsidiaries are responsible for brand management, product development, marketing, sales management, and after sales support.


In addition to more than 100 employees in these subsidiaries, Bestway has over 50 third party customer relationship management institutions around the world, which are responsible for promoting the Bestway brand in over 70 countries. Our products are then sold through an extensive international sales network to more than 110 countries across six continents, making it one of the broadest networks within the global outdoor leisure products market.


To extend our technical support and high quality services to all our consumers, we have set up more than 40 after sales customer service centers around the world which oversee customer service support for 70 countries worldwide.

Bestway Global Sales Overview

The global market size is about $180 billion in retail sales for outdoor leisure products market. This market is further divided into three sectors: water, land & mountain leisure products, with water products at a global market size of about $33 billion. Bestway is the 3rd largest player in the global water leisure products market, with a market share of 2.3% of retail sales in 2016.
By vertical integrating our research, development, manufacturing, sales, and logistics, Bestway has become a highly regarded global brand in outdoor leisure products, excelling in product design, quality, usability and value.
Since 2001, we have set up nine overseas subsidiaries. Offices are located in Phoenix, Milan, Hamburg, Nice, St. Petersburg, Santiago, Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Hong Kong.
The overseas subsidiaries are responsible for brand management, product development, marketing, sales management, and after sales support.
In addition to more than 100 employees in these subsidiaries, Bestway has over 50 third party customer relationship management institutions around the world, which are responsible for promoting the Bestway brand in over 70 countries. Our products are then sold through an extensive international sales network to more than 110 countries across six continents, making it one of the broadest networks within the global outdoor leisure products market.
To extend our technical support and high quality services to all our consumers, we have set up more than 40 after sales customer service centers around the world which oversee customer service support for 70 countries worldwide.