That’s a huge accomplishment, driven by the strength of our NUTRILITE™ brand, which accounts for 46 percent of product sales. The introduction of eSpring™ in China in 2012, the company’s biggest product launch ever, and the restaging of the ARTISTRY™ beauty brand, created excitement and generated strong sales. First-year sales of eSpring in China are expected to top USD$500 million.
Those are impressive numbers. But we calculate success another way: The strength of the millions of Amway distributors operating their own businesses in more than 100 countries and territories, supported by more than 21,000 employees worldwide. They are drawn to our business to earn extra income and create more flexibility and work/life balance. When they achieve, we achieve.
That’s why in 2013 we’ll fuel their success through USD$335 million in investments in manufacturing and research and development expansions in the U.S., China, India and Vietnam. We’ll continue to create innovative products in nutrition and beauty. And we’ll find new ways to support our distributors doing business wherever they are.
Congratulations to our distributors and employees on another record year. Thanks to you, we have a “strength in numbers” that creates success.
Our friends in Vietnam started the year with a celebration and they’re ending it with a wonderful recognition.
Amway Vietnam’s manufacturing plant in Dong Nai became the first direct selling company in Vietnam to earn the ISO certification and OHSAS certification from the British Standards Institution for environmental protection, health and labor safety.
The ISO 14001:2004 certification is for the company’s environment management system and the OHSAS 18001:2007 is for its occupational health and safety management system.
“We are very honored to receive these famous certificates. They are evidence that Amway Vietnam is a responsible corporate citizen caring for environment protection, as well as staff’s occupational health and safety,” said How Kam Chiong, general director of Amway Vietnam.
“This marks another major milestone in our sustainable development and a remarkable affirmation for our long-term commitment in this potential market.”
It’s a great way to wrap up 2012 for Amway Vietnam, which started the year with a grand opening celebration for its new office in training center in the Cau Giay district of Hanoi. Vietnam is our newest market and next year will celebrate its five year anniversary. They’ve accomplished quite a bit in those five years!
From Bangkok to Hanoi, we have several reasons to celebrate this month.
Recently, we posted about Amway Thailand’s 25th anniversary celebration. Today, we’d like to share news about a special event that’s particularly signficant for our distributors and customers in Vietnam.
Amway just opened a new office and training center in the Cau Giay district of Hanoi. Distributors in northern Vietnam now have a common place to learn about our company, bring their prospective customers to the Amway shop that opened last year, and share news about our brands, products and business opportunity.
Amway President Doug DeVos proudly joined Amway Vietnam’s executives, distributors and employees in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. As the newest Amway market, Amway Vietnam has achieved great milestones in just four years. We are proud of their strong sales, growing distributor network and attractive facilities that showcase the power of our brand.
Three Amway leaders recently shared their experiences and tips on what helped make their markets successful. Responding quickly to the needs of a specific market is a common thread, but what that looks like in different markets is, well, different.
At Amway Russia, it meant quickly expanding the support network – stores and staff included – to provide distributors with products as their businesses grew exponentially when this market opened, general manager of Amway Russia Richard Stevens told The Voice of Russia.
For Amway Malaysia, where more than 60 percent of distributors are age 35 or younger, success required providing them with meaningful ways to interact with the company and its products, said Amway Malaysia’s Paul Yee in an interview with the radio station BFB 89.9. For example, Amway opened experience centers and stores so distributors could get the “touch and feel” experience they prefer.
Amway Vietnam has focused its efforts in educating the public, government officials and the media about the direct selling business model, which until recently was largely unknown in that country, general manager Kam Chiong told BaoMoi.com. The market also has provided continuous training to its distributors to ensure they have the best tools to successfully build their business.
Leveraging these differences supports active entrepreneurs and helps our businesses grow stronger together. How has innovative thinking helped your business transform?
The book by Amway co-founder Rich DeVos was originally published in 2008 and recently printed in Vietnamese. Distributors will receive copies just in time for Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration.
Last week young patients with cleft lips, palates and other facial deformities underwent corrective surgery through Operation Smile, supported by Amway.
This is the fourth year Amway has supported Operation Smile efforts to bring life-changing surgeries to children in Vietnam. During this period our affiliate has contributed a total of 2.4 billion dong to the effort through Operation Smile and Hands of Hope.
After the surgery, there were presents for the patients to open to celebrate the season. But the new smiles for these 80 children were the greatest gifts of all.
There was lots of confetti, cheers and celebration at Amway’s offices in Malaysia and Vietnam this week.
This week Amway Malaysia opened a 10,000-square-foot brand experience center at its headquarters in Petaling Jaya. It is the first center in Malaysia and one of our largest brand centers in the world. Amway Malaysia also plans to open three shops this year.
Across the South China Sea, we had another celebration. Just three years after its launch, Amway Vietnam opened its first shop in Ha Noi to serve customers in Ha Noi and northern areas in Vietnam.
Brand experience centers and shops help our distributors market our products and give our customers the opportunity to see, feel and try all of our products at once.
Disclaimer: The authors of these blogs are Amway employees. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone but the individual author. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the view of Amway or any other person or company.