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BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft will be sponsoring and supplying the Australia-based pro cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE for the next three seasons, the clothing company announced this week.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — A variety of manufacturers, including a number of bicycle companies, plan to attend the World Federation of Sporting Goods’ (WFSGI) Future of Manufacturing—a two-day conference in Taipei. 

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Johnny Lin has been busy since returning to the family business in 2010.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Taiwan's OE show opens this week in Taichung
SRAM's OE sales team sit on the front steps of the Tempus Hotel Monday afternoon sharing a six-pack of Taiwan's finest--Taiwan Beer.  Photo: Marc Sani

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hundreds of product managers, distributors and suppliers from around the world are flooding into Taichung on Monday in preparation for Taichung Bike Week, or TBW for short.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week

KIEV, Ukraine (BRAIN) — As trade shows and consumer events come and go, organizers of Ukraine’s annual event will celebrate their tenth anniversary next year with Velobike 2014. According to Tatiana Davidenko, the event’s sales manager, the Feb.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NEWARK, DE (BRAIN) — W. L. Gore & Associates is the fifth-ranked company on this year’s list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, announced Friday.

The list is compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute, which also produces Fortune magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. 

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The annual report from two of Europe’s key associations, the Bicycle Industry and Market Profile (BIMP), is now available on the associations' websites. 

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen has added Switzerland-based TST Trading to its list of European distributors. TST will carry the full line of E-Thirteen and Hive products and will be a certified service center for the products within Switzerland.

Tagged Distributor news
Bike-related sales to Europe and U.S. were down, Asian sales up

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s sales climbed to $2.03 billion (199.501 billion yen) over the first nine months of the year, up from $1.86 billon (182.739 billion yen) over the same period last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — Bar Fly’s line of mounts for cycling devices will now be distributed in Australia through an exclusive agreement with FE Sports.

Tagged Distributor news

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — New Mexico distributor BTI is now distributing protective gear from Leatt Corp.

Tagged Distributor news

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, Mavic’s parent company, posted a 1 percent growth in sales in the third quarter to $841 million (608.9 million euros). But the company said its 5 percent growth target for the full year remains on track.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling’s power meters will become available in Australia and New Zealand through FE Sports, a Queensland, Australia, distributor. Product should be on retail shelves by November.

Tagged Distributor news

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog is opening its second European office, this one in Germany and to be managed by David Burger. The Australian accessory brand opened its first European office last year, in France.

Tagged People

LALLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian clothing brand Santini will sponsor and supply the Belkin pro cycling team in a two-year deal that starts in January. The Belkin team is built on the former Rabobank team organization.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Rubber has named has named Triton Imports its exclusive U.K. distributor for its Vee Tire Co.-branded BMX tires. Triton also will offer Vee's fat bike tires and tubes.

Tagged Distributor news

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian retailers are stuck between a rock and a government unwilling—so far—to drop a proposed tariff increase on imported bicycles despite a shutdown of all major bicycle manufacturing in Canada. 

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.

Tagged People

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Zixtro, a Taiwan-owned bag maker, is seeking $2 million in capital to help finance a new logistics center and position the company to move its cycling bag production out of China and back to Taiwan.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — Urban cycling is showing strong signs of growth throughout this South American country prompting Shimano to once again sponsor Shimano Fest Argentina.


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