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|Jan 19, 2018|
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Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of bicycles and related spare parts. Its products include mountain, children, folding, electric, off-road riding, and racing bicycles. The company was founded by Chin Piao Liu on October 27, 1972 and is headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan.
Taiwan's Giant Manufacturing is the world's largest bicycle manufacturer. Under the Giant brand, it offers a variety of models to customers worldwide, from high-end racing bikes to inexpensive models for everyday use.
Chairman Liu King, who was previously in the eel-breeding business, founded the company in 1972. Giant expanded early on by making bikes for Schwinn of the U.S. To survive the fierce competition among domestic rivals, the company launched its own brand of bikes in 1981.
Being a latecomer to the industry, the company had to work hard to break into Europe, a major bicycle market. Giant established a subsidiary in the Netherlands in 1986 and hired renowned local industry experts to help with research and development.
The company demonstrated its technological savvy by helping pioneer the use of carbon fiber in mass-produced bicycles.
Its main production sites are at its headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan, and in Kunshan, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The brand is now globally recognized for its high-end bikes.
Giant pours much of its resources into marketing. It typically spends the equivalent of about 8% of its annual group sales on sponsoring major international bike races, including the Tour de France.
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- Local currency
- US Dollar
|Income before tax||4,244.78M|
|Dividends per share||5|
|Operating cash flow||1,569.54M|
Currency in TWD
|Income before tax||131.61M|
|Dividends per share||0.15|
|Operating cash flow||48.66M|
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- Chief Executive Officer, Director & GM: Yung Chang Liu
- Chief Financial Officer: Pi Yu Wang
- Vice President & General Manager-Taiwan Factory: Ching Hsin Yan
- Head-Accounting Department: Chia Chieh Liu
- Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.(8.4%)
- First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(7.8%)
- LIU CHIN PIAO(5.7%)
- TU HSIU CHEN(4.9%)
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- Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(2.5%)
- Hui Te Industry Co. Ltd.(2.4%)
- LIU YUNG CHANG(2.0%)
- RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd.(1.9%)
- BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.8%)
- Website: http://www.giant-bicycles.com
- Address: No. 19, Shunfan Road, Dajia District, Taichung, 437 74, Taiwan
- Phone: +886.4.2681.4771
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