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MIFA Calls Meeting as Rating is Withdrawn

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany - Having failed last month to win online approval for a sought-after delay, executives at listed German maker MIFA Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG will convene a meeting of investors on July 23rd to determine the fate of an interest payment on its year-old bond issue. Meanwhile,...

Giant Invests USD 50 Million in New Corporate HQ

TAICHUNG, Taiwan - At a recent shareholders’ meeting, Giant has announced a USD 50 million (€ 37mn) plan to invest in a new corporate headquarter with research and design buildings and advanced facilities. The world's biggest bike company has already submitted the plans and gained approval from the ...

Derby Cycle: Reorientation Sports Segment

CLOPPENBURG, Germany – Derby Cycle started a ‘reorientation’ of its offering in Sports bikes under the Focus, Cervélo and Univega brands. For this process Marc Faude has been appointed manager of the new Product Unit Performance. Faude worked earlier for Specialized and Trek. Faude started July 1 at...

MAIL US YOUR NEWS! Eurobike 2014 Preview

Bike Europe’s August 2014 print edition as well as the e-mail Eurobike Countdown newsletters will highlight newest products which will be presented at Eurobike this year. The global bicycle show will take place from August 27-30. The Eurobike Demo-Day is scheduled on the 26 of August. For Bike Europ...

Multi Million Chinese E-Bike Maker Enters Europe

TIANJIN, China – The Bodo Electric Vehicle Group is exemplary for the Chinese e-bike industry which is annually producing over 30 million electric two-wheelers. The company wants to establish its own ‘Rank’ e-bike brand on the EU markets. Bodo is big. Nowadays, Bodo Electric Vehicle Group Inc. is a ...

Visiobike Integrates Google Glass with E-bike

ZAGREB, Croatia - Visiobike made the next step in personal transportation with the introduction of the first electric bike with Google Glass integration. Visiobike's electronics are wirelessly connected to the Google Glass with a simple, user - friendly app with which the rider can unlock and turn o...

Shimano Europe Appoints MD for its New Subsidiary

MILANO, Italy - Shimano Europe appointed Eduardo Roldan as Managing Director of its newly created sales office for the Italian market. The official name is ‘Shimano Italy Bicycle Components Srl’ and commenced its operations today. Marc Van Rooij, President of Shimano Europe Holding said: "Eduardo Ro...

Flying Pigeon Targets European Markets

TIANJIN, China – Flying Pigeon is heavily into electric bikes and especially ones that have European design. It’s also the most renowned brand name in China for bicycles. The founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, had one. US Presidents Bush and Obama were presented Flying Pigeon bic...

MAIL US YOUR NEWS! Eurobike 2014 Preview

Bike Europe’s August 2014 print edition as well as the e-mail Eurobike Countdown newsletters will highlight newest products which will be presented at Eurobike this year. The global bicycle show will take place from August 27-30. The Eurobike Demo-Day is scheduled on the 26 of August. For Bike Europ...

Bosch eBike Systems starts Asian-Pacific business unit

REUTLINGEN, Germany – It has been in 2009 when a small start-up company was founded within the Robert Bosch GmbH product world. It’s name: Bosch eBike Systems. Within five years this company became European market leader in the field of e-bike drive train systems. This year the company is expanding ...

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