Dickson Development International Group Limited (the “Group”) was listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in June 1997 (stock code: 262). The Group was founded in 1988. At that time, it mainly operated construction business in mainland China as the general contractor, including building construction, mechanical and electrical installation, and interior decoration projects. At the time, its main customers were large Hong Kong real estate agents involved in real estate development and property investment in China. Beginning in the early 1990s, the Group participated in real estate development and property investment in Beijing and Shanghai while participating in project contracts. Major projects include Beijing Lijing Garden, Beijing Hilton Hotel, and Shanghai Zhongda Plaza.
In 1997, the Group actively developed construction business in Hong Kong under a number of major construction and electromechanical licenses. In 2000, the Group acquired Jianwen Engineering Co., Ltd. to strengthen the Group's competitiveness in Hong Kong's construction business. Jianwen is a mechanical and electrical engineering company with a history of more than 80 years, formerly known as “Gilman Engineering Limited (Gilman Engineering Limited)”. At the same time and in the years that followed, the Group expanded its project development and property investment business in domestic real estate and hotels, mainly including Shanghai Natural Home, Haikou Asia Palace (Phase I and II), Haikou New Oscar Hotel, Kaifeng Dichon Century Garden, and Huizhou Taoran Holiday-Golf Garden.
Since its establishment, the Group has completed more than hundreds of construction projects, mechanical and electrical engineering projects, decoration projects, and real estate development and investment projects in Hong Kong and many major cities in China.
In addition to the construction project contracting, mechanical and electrical engineering contracting, decoration project contracting and real estate business mentioned above, the Group has successively established a number of wholly-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures during the growth process to expand the scope of the Group's business. These companies include smart security products companies, medical equipment companies, hardware and building materials trading companies, marble building materials trading and engineering companies, and companies that operate new and used construction machinery leasing and sales companies. The Group's main subsidiaries and joint ventures include the following:
Diwei Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. (“DIWEI Smart”) mainly sells “VISONIC” security products in Greater China, including all kinds of wired and wireless security equipment, mainly used in homes, offices, stores, hospitals, museums and prisons. Divi Smart is VISONIC's agent.
Dichon International Medical Instruments Co., Ltd. is wholly owned by the Group and is also a company recognized by “Business Fair Care”. Since its establishment in 1989, it has been a market leader in the sports, medical and rehabilitation fields, and has continued to provide customers with professional products, maintenance and continuing education solutions and consulting services.
Jianya (Fuzhou) Stone Co., Ltd. is a company wholly owned by the Group registered in China. It specializes in processing and import and export of various types of granite and marble slabs, and imported wholesale of slate, slate products and stone handicrafts.
Dickson Hardware & Building Materials Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between the Group and Japan's Kobayashi Sangyo Co., Ltd.. It is a joint venture company under the Group that specializes in importing and exporting mainly hardware fasteners, providing customers with a wide range of high-quality fastener products such as screws.
Zhejiang Construction Investment Machinery Leasing Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between this group, the US Keyu Gaozhan Financial Leasing Group and Zhejiang Construction Investment Group. Its main business is to operate various domestic and foreign new and used construction machinery and equipment leasing services, import and export agency, maintenance, sales and parts supply services.
In June 2009, the Group was invited by the large state-owned enterprise “Zhejiang Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd.” (“Zhejiang Construction” for short) and successfully became one of its strategic shareholders, which means that the scope of the Group's construction projects and investment business will be further expanded. Zhejiang Construction's main business includes general contracting of construction projects, production of construction materials, construction machinery manufacturing, real estate development and property investment in China and overseas.
“Zhejiang Construction” ranked 237th among China's top 500 enterprises in 2008, 9th in China's top 60 construction contractors, and achieved a total output value of 30.6 billion yuan in 2008.
The Group's consistent enterprise spirit is to provide customers with high quality and high standards of service based on the principle of “reputation first, service first”. The Group has received the “Luban Award” and the “Magnolia Award”, the highest honors in the Chinese construction industry, for completed general construction projects. The high quality quality property developed by the Group “Hainan Asia Haoyuan Community, Yahao City Plaza” - won the honorary title of “China's 100 Best Real Estate” in 2007 (3rd). The Group won the 2008 China Top 500 Real Estate Brand Influential Enterprise, and the Group was named China Quality Model Residence 60 years since it was founded in Dixon in Kaifeng. In addition, the Group won 225th place in the “2009 Top 500 Chinese Merchants in China Market”.