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Porsche Conducts Factory Analysis at Accell Group

STUTTGART, Germany – Accell Group decided to conduct a first on-site factory analysis and in-depth workshop with Porsche Consulting. “We need to become more flexible in production and reduce the long lead times,” said Accell Group COO Jeroen Snijders Blok. "It is important that the entire bicycle in...

MIFA’s Future Remains Uncertain

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany – The insolvency procedure of bike producer MIFA led to a struggle between major shareholder Carsten Maschmeyer, supervisory board member Utz Claassen and board member & CEO Thomas Mayer on one side and the creditors (bond owners and banks) together with the administrator Lucas...

Asia Bike Show Takes Next Step Forward

NANJING, China – “The strategy of putting on a trade show in China focused on sports and luxury bikes was risky, but the show’s success has proven us right,” said Knut Jäger, Asia bike chairman after the show which ended last Sunday. "Now our task is to bring long term stability to this concept. We ...

First eMobility Shop To Open In Berlin Mitte

BERLIN, Germany – The Berlin district Mitte has its first e-mobility shop. In this popular district where LOHAS and hipsters go lifestyle shopping, WingWheels invites customers with the use of deck-chairs and eye-catching rental bikes in front of the shop. Once in the shop you find yourself in a sty...

Sparta Sells 1st Thousand S-Pedelecs

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – The Dutch market is taking to the speed-pedelec very quickly. Market leader Sparta, part of the Accell Group has already sold more than 1,000 units on its home market, the Netherlands. Official statistics indicate that up until September 1,000 (967) Sparta speed-Pedelecs...

Louis Garneau Recalls Bicycle Helmets

QUEBEC, Canada – Louis Garneau Sports is voluntarily recalling the P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmet. This helmet, certified according to CPSC standards in December 2013, was manufactured in early 2014 and its production was tested internally by both Louis Garneau and its contract manufacturer as well...

Bosch eBike Training to Start in Ten Countries

REUTLINGEN, Germany – Yesterday the first in a series of over 100 workshops for the Bosch e-bike systems kicked off in Hamburg. This e-bike road show will eventually attend 10 European countries. "Overall, we will be training several thousand participating dealers and prepare them for the new season...

Humpert Guarantees Its Handlebars For Ten Years

WICKEDE, Germany - After the successful completion of long-term testing, component manufacturer Humpert is extending its product guarantee for the brand ergotec MAS handlebars to 10 years. "When it comes to a guarantee, simply increasing the forces on the test machines is not sufficient," says Rolf ...

Insolvency for Dutch Halfords Retailchain

VEENENDAAL, The Netherlands – Halfords NL, which sells bikes as well as parts for bicycles and cars, has filed for insolvency. Halfords NL which operates completely independent from Halfords UK, has 102 wholly owned retail stores in The Netherlands. The insolvency  does not apply to 28 other outlets...

Indian M&M To Take-Over Peugeot Scooter Business

MUMBAI, India – According to several Indian and French publications Indian car maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) intends to acquire a majority stake in French PSA Peugeot Citroen’s motorized two-wheeler business. M&M which is part of the conglomerate Mahindra Group made a serious bid to acquire a majo...

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