Dailywin Watch Products outclassed some stiff competition to win a 1996 HKPC Productivity Award. Competition for the prestigious awards is growing every year as Hong Kong companies continue to bring sophisticated productivity techniques to bear in their organisations. Dailywin chairman Eddie Leung Wai-ho said: 'Since the company started in 1979, we have pinned the development strategy on keeping production technology up to the highest standard and implementing strict quality control.' With headquarters in Hong Kong, Dailywin employs 800 staff here and at its Dongguan plant. The company's parent, Dailywin Group, listed on the London Stock Exchange in March last year. Part of the funds raised were invested in high precision CNC digital lathing machines from Germany, with the aim of further improving quality. Dailywin is aware of the importance of technology in watch development, including use of CAD-CAM in design. It began by manufacturing watch cases and bands but has since moved into the manufacture of complete watches. Its Dongguan factory was set up in 1988 and began production in August 1990, producing watch cases and assembling finished watches. The plant was expanded in March this year to 18,500 square metres and now has an annual capacity of more than five million watches. 'The expansion of the factory was a new milestone in the group's development,' Mr Leung said. 'It strengthened our ability to pursue further development and open up new markets.' Dailywin is a regular participant in trade shows, including the Basle Fair and the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair. Quality is emphasised throughout the company's structure. It was awarded ISO 9002 from the CCIB Quality Certification Centre of China in December 1994 and the German RWTUV Group in May 1995. The company has been encouraged by the success of its China operations and intends to make further investments there. 'We are determined to continue our contribution to the training of personnel in China and we will continue to build on our comprehensive quality assurance system,' Mr Leung said.