Industry News & Blogs

Shimano Premiers Groupset for Urban Sports Bikes

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - Usually all Shimano news has been announced long before Eurobike. Not this time. A real world premier is on the Shimano booth; a groupset called Metrea which is targeting a complete new bike category. In these days of e-bike dominance it's a kind of relief to see something...

‘Lead Time Is Our Biggest Problem’

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – The meeting on bringing parts production back to Europe which was held today at Eurobike, saw an outspoken Accell Group COO Jeroen Snijders Blok. He said: “The current situation is not sustainable. Next to shortened lead times, we need more flexibility.” Today's meeting on...

Pon: ‘Industry Cooperation Essential for Future Growth’

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – It was not the first time today that the name Pon popped up when talking about the future of the bicycle industry. Pon’s Director of Future Technology & Public Affairs Raymond Gense gave a speech at the third ECF Advocacy Summit on the importance of collaboration within th...

TranzX Expands Service Competency in Germany

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany – TranzX announced the expansion of its service competency in its new European headquarters. The modern customer support centre is supposed to provide a faster and more active after‐sales service support system for the company’s OEM customers. "As part of our strategy, we are ai...

Virtus Kit Makes Any Bicycles An E-Bike

ETOY, Switzerland - “The Virtus system is ideal for the active cyclist who already owns several premium bikes and is a real additional asset as support for longer rides”, states Shinji Okuda, Senior Executive Officer at Sunstar. The Japanese company with a European headquarter in Switzerland introdu...

Hero Cycles Makes MIFA Offer

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany – India’s Hero Cycles has offered to take up as much as an 89 percent ownership stake in troubled MIFA Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG under a restructuring worth in excess of 32 million euro – a deal that would stave off bankruptcy for the listed German bike-maker and force exi...

Ideal Taiwan and LRM Invest In Ridley Bikes

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium – Ideal Bicycle Corp. (Taiwan’s number three maker after Giant and Merida) and Belgium LRM took a stake in Ridley Bikes as part of the recapitalization of the company. “We are excited to be partnering with strong financial and supply chain partners LRM and Ideal Bike,” says Jo...

Designers Present Themselves at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Two remarkable presentations today at Eurobike signal the growing importance of design in the bicycle industry. The Frenchman Philippe Starck and Italian Giugiaro Design both presented their vision on future bicycles and accessories. Philippe Starck was asked by the French...

Business as Usual at Eurobike 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Are we all getting accustomed to the fact that the halls are so crowded that walking is only possible at a very slow pace? Maybe it’s like the traffic issue which seems not an issue anymore. It’s business as usual at Eurobike 2014. Apart from some facts… Like that even mor...

Retail Giant Karstadt Sold for One Euro

ESSEN, Germany – The Austrian real estate investor René Benko acquired the complete Karstadt retail group for one euro. He bought the loss making business from billionaire Nicolas Berggruen who obtained Karstadt four years ago after a bankruptcy. René Benko subsidiary Signa Holding already owner 75....

Results 1-10 of 6,527