Bestway (Nantong) Recreation Corp
Aerial view of Bestway (Nantong) Recreation Corp in Rugao Economic and Technological Development Zone [Photo provided to en.nantong.gov.cn]
Bestway (Nantong) Recreation Corp, funded by Bestway Inflatables & Material Corp in Rugao Economic and Technological Development Zone in 2008, is the world's largest leisure and sports products manufacturing base. With registered capital of $202.35 million, the company has three factories covering 80 hectares and nearly 6,000 employees.
In 2019, the company realized 3.69 billion yuan ($528.16 million) in taxable sales, $590 million in imports and exports, and distributed 520 million yuan in wages.
The company has the largest automatic intelligent stereoscope warehouse in Nantong, and the world's largest above-ground pool factory. Some 95 percent of its products are exported, and five percent are sold through domestic e-commerce platforms such as Tmall and JD.com.
Established in 1994, Bestway has set up research and development institutions in Europe, the United States and China, gradually forming a globally integrated R&D system.
Bestway's business model of global promotion and product sales enables it account for more than 30 percent of the outdoor leisure products industry made with inflatable technology (the outdoor leisure products industry has a global market size of about $200 billion).