CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — German manufacturer Abus is known to U.S. and Canadian retailers for its heavy duty locks. But the company sells much more than bike security in its home market and across Europe, and is now bringing helmets to North America.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Too much success poses as many issues as too little, and that’s what now confronts organizers of Taichung Bike Week. Has it become too big? And is it attracting the right vendors?
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Fox has completed the acquisition of its German distributor and service center, Toxoholics GmbH, for $2.3 million, the company told investors on an earnings call Wednesday.
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — German saddle brand SQlab has added three new models and updated existing models for 2014. The brand also will be distributed in the U.S. next year by Hawley and BTI.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hearing from dealers that Chain Reaction or Wiggle is offering products below wholesale is not a phone call any supplier wants to field.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has opened a store in Singapore that includes the company's first in-store custom ordering station outside the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — New Mexico distributor BTI is now distributing protective gear from Leatt Corp.
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.
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.