Before Dragon Fireworks

Fireworks have been a part of the Filipino life since trade with the Chinese flourished. But modern fireworks manufacturing have been attributed to some Americans teaching Filipinos to manufacture fireworks in the Philippines after the Second World War.

Fireworks manufacturing and usage in the Philippines improved only to be declared illegal in 1972, with the imposition of Martial Law. For 20 years, fireworks manufacturing stagnated, forcing manufacturers and distributors "underground". Quality degenerated as a result with most of the production geared towards "bangers" and skyrockets.

In January 1992, Republic Act 7183, otherwise known as the Fireworks Law, was passed, legalizing the manufacture, sale and use of "allowable" types of pyrotechnic devices. The importation of finished fireworks was banned by the same law for the protection and development of the new industry.

Humble Beginnings

Dragon Fireworks Incorporated (DFI), was established in June 1992 and became the first fireworks manufacturing company duly licensed by the Philippine government to cater to the domestic market. It was established to meet the growing demand for "safe, quality fireworks".

Seeing the trend of fireworks elsewhere in the world, DFI shifted its focus from the traditional firecrackers and skyrockets to aerial pyrotechnic devices. In 1993, DFI expanded its manufacturing capacity by opening a new plant located 60 km. north of the capital city of Manila. Foreign technicians were asked to train the staff and teach new techniques and formulas.

The next year saw its decision bear fruit. New distributors joined the company and DFI became the first and only pyrotechnic company in the Philippines to have retail outlets inside the country's biggest nationwide chain of shopping malls (SM Supermalls). DFI's dealership network expanded at a rapid pace after this and is now considered the best fireworks distribution in the country.

Through the years, DFI has continuously striven to improve its products and to innovate new ones. From its modest initial product line, DFI now boasts of the widest array of consumer fireworks in the country. DFI also manufactures and sells display shells and shoots displays for those who want only the best. Apart from venturing into the manufacture and sale of party poppers, hand-held confetti devices, and indoor pyrotechnics, DFI also provides a complete line of special effects such as the creating fog, snow, fire, bubbles, and professional confetti applications.

DFI is proud to say that it has production codes for all products and thus can trace a defective lot if need be. The strict adherence to product quality has been the driving force in establishing and maintaining Dragon Fireworks Inc. as the leading fireworks manufacturing company in the Philippines.

Dragon Fireworks Today

Dragon Fireworks Inc., staying true to its company motto of "Safe, Quality Fireworks is our Commitment", is the Philippine Fireworks Industry leader and the country’s largest fireworks manufacturer and exporter. Several of the company's highlights are as follows:

  • The most trusted brand by consumers! We remain the Philippines’ NUMBER ONE fireworks manufacturer since 1992.
  • The most trusted brand by professionals! We are the largest supplier of fireworks products to other fireworks display companies all over the Philippines.
  • The official fireworks provider to the 23rd Southeast Asian Games.
  • The official fireworks provider to the Champion of the 1st Philippine National Fireworks Display Competition.
  • The fireworks and professional equipment provider to the 2006 Palau Independence Day Celebrations.
  • Repetitive winners of multiple awards for excellence in product quality such as the PNP-CSG Pyrotechnic Manufacturer of the Year Award, National Shopper’s Choice Award for being the Number One Fireworks Brand in the Philippines, Parangal ng Bayan National Consumers’ Excellence Award for Quality & Excellence in Pyrotechnic Manufacture, International Business Initiative Direction Gold Star Award for Quality (France), Philippine Web Awards, & People’s Choice Award as the number one Manufacturer of Display, Consumer, and Indoor Pyrotechnics in the Philippines.
  • The fireworks provider and operator of the 2012 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara, The Solomon Islands.
  • The Gold trophy and People's Choice Awards winner of the 2013 Pyronale World Fireworks Championship, becoming the first Asian company to conquer the prestigious European Fireworks Competition held in Berlin, Germany.
  • The Gold trophy winner of the 2015 Flammende Sterne (Flaming Star) International Fireworks Competition in Ostfildern, Germany.
  • 1st runner-up at the 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Special Edition of the Hannover International Fireworks Competition in Hannover, Germany, competing in a field filled with the world's most recognized fireworks companies.  The companies that graced the event included legendary heavyweights such as Pyroemotions of Italy, Pirotecnia Ricardo Caballer, S.A. (Ricasa) of Spain, and Göteborg FyrverkeriFabrik of Sweden.
  • The first and only ISO 9001:2008 and Department of Trade and Industry certified pyrotechnic manufacturer in Southeast Asia, setting the benchmark for the Philippine National Standard in product quality and bearing the Bureau of Product Standards’ PS Mark.

Be smart. Buy quality, buy safety.  Go only for the most trusted name in world-class fireworks — Dragon Fireworks!

 

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