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Posted September 12, 2011

CLOPPEBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycles is reporting a 25 percent increase in pre-season orders after wrapping up the tradeshow season in Europe.

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Posted September 6, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle will be included in Germany’s SDAX index starting Sept. 19.

The SDAX is made up of 50 small and medium sized companies in Germany and represent the 81st-130th largest publicly traded companies in that country.

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Posted September 6, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

Bob Martin has worked at the Brooks saddle factory outside Birmingham, England’s once gritty industrial heart, for 52 years.

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Posted August 24, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s top two manufacturers reported modest revenue increases in July and for the first seven months of the year, according to numbers released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

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Posted July 21, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has taken over sales of its Focus brand in the U.K. from Wiggle as part of a new strategy to start direct distribution in that region.

Online retailer Wiggle had been Focus’ exclusive distributor in the U.K.

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Posted July 15, 2011

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM will layoff another 27 people at its Schweinfurt, Germany, factory by the end of this month as it completes the second phase of its production shift to Taiwan.

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Posted July 14, 2011

CHAM, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Specialized has expanded its European headquarters in Switzerland adding R & D and engineering staff to work on projects specific to the domestic bike market.

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Posted July 5, 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Kona Europe has appointed a UK sales and marketing team as part of parent company Kona Bicycles’ plan to go direct starting July 1.

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Posted June 29, 2011

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Cycling’s governing body opened its Swiss headquarters to a small group of trade and consumer journalists this week as it looks to improve its image and build a stronger relationship with the industry.

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Posted June 27, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has acquired its former Australian distributor and has started direct sales in that country under a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Posted May 31, 2011

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has teamed up with Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) to launch a new bicycle tube and tire recycling program.

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Posted May 20, 2011

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has introduced a new visual identity for both the association and its trade show, ExpoCycle.

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Posted May 17, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand—With its investment into a 65,000 square foot office and warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, and Jim Wannamaker at the helm, Thailand’s Vee Rubber is committed to making a play at the aftermarket tire business in North America.

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Posted May 16, 2011

BRUSSELS, Belgium—The European Twowheel Retailers Association (ETRA) has elected Erik Oddershede as its new president.

Oddershede is the director of the Danish trade association Danske Cykelhandlere, and has been a member of the ETRA Committee for 15 years.

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Posted May 16, 2011

NUNSPEET, the Netherlands—Shimano has created two new product teams to coordinate development of new technology for the Shimano and Pro brands out of the company's European headquarters in the Netherlands.

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Posted May 13, 2011

WETTER, Germany (BRAIN)—German lock leader Abus has taken home the Red Dot Design Award for two of its bike products.

The award went to Abus' new Bordo 6000 foldable lock as well as the Urbanaut e-bike helmet.

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Posted May 13, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Quebec’s Argon 18 has signed on ESM Sport as its new distribution partner in France.

As of September 2011, the full line of new Argon 18 products will be available from ESM Sport. The line debuts Sept. 16-19 at the Paris Bike Show.

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Posted May 8, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Research released by Eurobike shows that more than 4.1 million Germans buy a new bike every year, and nearly 70 percent of those purchases are made at one of 5,640 specialty retail stores.

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Posted May 5, 2011

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley Design is expanding its presence internationally with new distribution deals in Poland, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Israel and Italy.

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Posted April 22, 2011

By Wendy Booher

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