Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 339 – Multi-functional
3 days later, YADU replied to Feng Yu. They agreed to cooperate with him. But they still need to sort out the details.
Feng Yu and Fu Guangzheng were very excited. They knew that YADU will not reject their offer. It might seem that Tai Hua Trading was at a disadvantage in this deal, but this deal will solve their lawsuit and also increase their presence in China. The happiest thing for Feng Yu was that he had gained a free R&D department.
“Manager Shi, I believe that with our alliance, we would be able to grasp this market tightly in our hands.”
“Manager Feng, don’t you think it will be inappropriate if our new products had similar designs as yours?” Shi Feng was worried that YADU would be considered an imitation of Wind and Rain. This was not good for their reputation.
“Similar designs? No, no, no. I had already considered this problem. For example, our bladeless fans are round, and your fans can be an oval in shape. My company had already begun designing and testing it. We had planned to introduce it next year. But now, we will not introduce this design. We will let YADU use this design.”
Feng Yu used a pen and drew an oval shape bladeless fan on a piece of paper. In his previous life, cylinder shape fans were the norm, but it took up too much space. The wind surface of an oval shape fan was smaller, but it was not much different if it was set to the rotation mode. Also, this design does not take up too much space and was also popular with the consumers.
The core technologies were the same for both designs. It was only the exterior that’s different. Shi Feng was relieved. This way, consumers will think that it was YADU that had innovated this new design.
“Manager Feng, have you decided which research direction should we go for our new products?” Shi Feng asked. Tai Hua Trading had introduced this product for so long, and it can’t be that they did not research on a new upgraded product. He wants to ask Feng Yu, and this would save them a lot of time.
Feng Yu asked him back: “Have Manager Shi gone to the south before? What do you think of the weather there?”
“Of course. I have been to the south several times. That’s why we introduced the dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers are to target the southern region markets. During winter, there is no warm air there, and it was damp and humid. I cannot stand the weather there.”
Feng Yu nodded: “Then have you seen the heaters on the market? It looks like those electric heaters we use in the north.”
“Of course I had seen it before. Many people in the south use them during winter.”
Shi Feng looked at Feng Yu puzzledly. Feng Yu wants to manufacture electric heaters? There were not many technologies involved in those heaters, and anyone can produce it. Even if it was under the Wind and Rain brand, there were not many profits.
“Manager Shi, do you know that air conditioners also have heating functions now? Why can’t our bladeless fans also incorporate warm air into it? We only need to add some heating components to it. This should not be too difficult.”
Shi Feng’s eyes sparkled. That’s right, if the bladeless fan can produce warm air, then the sales will increase further. Consumers can still use these fans during winter and consumers from colder regions will also buy their products!
“Manager Feng is really a genius to come up with this idea. This should not be a problem. YADU is confident to develop this product within a week.”
Feng Yu continued: “The mist of our humidifiers is blowing upwards now. If we can also incorporate the humidifier and bladeless fan together, then we can let the mist blow out together with the air. What do you think?”
Feng Yu had already thought about this. This was the same as his previous life. Combining many functions together in a product. This product would be a multi-functional product, and this would be the direction the home appliances industry should go. One product to solve many problems faced by the consumers.
Feng Yu had wanted to introduce this product next year. He had already controlled the market, and it doesn’t matter when he introduces this multi-functional product. But now, he was facing Antitrust lawsuits, and he decided to launch this new product earlier. YADU can do the R&D for him. This should not be difficult. They just need to minimize the components and combine it into a product.
Combining the humidifier and bladeless fan together as one product? That’s right. Why can’t we combine both? This way, it will increase the efficiency of humidifying the air and more people will buy it!
“Also, we can introduce aluminum fans. This will be more durable and at the same time, look classier. We can also use glass instead of plastic for the conventional humidifiers. By replacing parts of the exterior cover with glass, it will look more beautiful and artistic.”
Although it was not easy to transport glass products, they can just sell it to the local market. Anyway, there were many wealthy people in Beijing. It would be better if they break these fans. Once they were used to the products, they will surely buy a replacement. There were many officials in Beijing, and they can sell to the government agencies. This was also a huge market.
Feng Yu had many creative ideas. Shi Feng was deeply impressed with him. He was thinking in his heart. Luckily YADU had agreed to work with Tai Hua Trading. There was no way YADU could compete with Tai Hua Trading once they introduce these products.
Now, the situation had changed. Exchanging technologies, working together and YADU’s products can also be exported overseas.
If a bladeless fan can be combined with the humidifier, then it can also incorporate dehumidifying and air purifying functions. There were lots of combinations.
“Manager Feng, how should we name these multi-functional products?”
“Super fan!” Feng Yu had already thought of this name.
These combinations will be using the outlook of bladeless fans. That’s why it will still be considered a fan.
With the introduction of the heating humidifiers, the air conditioner industry will be affected. Until after 1994, the air conditioners’ installation charges will start to drop, and China’s electricity supply situation improving, Wind and Rain will introduce air conditioners/
But Feng Yu does not need to do it himself. He can just buy over some air conditioner manufacturer plant, like the currently unknown Gree Electric Appliances Inc., or the presently popular Qiu Lan Inc. He was confident that Wind and Rain Air Conditioners will still be the market leader in China’s air conditioner industry!
Also, Feng Yu can also work with YADU for the air conditioners. He could add lots of other features to his air conditioners. Now, air conditioners with heating functions were very new in the market. There were no brands that had introduced an air conditioner with a dehumidifier function.
In the future years, there will be air conditioners with UV light installed. UV lights will be installed inside the air conditioner to kill bacteria and remove the order.
YADU was a manufacturer of air purifier and had all these related technologies. But now, no one had thought of putting different functions together into a product.
One reason was also the technologies were not matured now. If too many functions were to be put together into a product, the product would be huge.
Feng Yu, Shi Feng, and Fu Guangzheng happily signed the contract, and their strategic alliance started……