SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the Eurobike trade show this year, Wednesday, August 28.
Merkel will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and then tour the show.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group will merge bike production for its Batavus and Sparta brands, the company announced this week. Production will consolidate under one roof at the company’s headquarters in Heerenveen.
HAMONT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The Belgian bike fitting brand Cyclefit, which was owned by the now-bankrupt distributor Veltec Benelux, has a new owner, former Veltec Benelux employee Niels Heuvelman.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — German helmet maker Cratoni is taking a second stab in the U.S. The company recently announced plans to re-enter the already crowded lid market in North America, teaming up with SKS USA, which will be its exclusive distributor.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has named Zyro Limited its new exclusive distributor for Bell, Giro, Blackburn and Easton Cycling in the U.K. and Ireland.
NORCROSS, Ga. (BRAIN) — Bike maker SwiftCarbon Technologies HK Ltd. is opening its first U.S. subsidiary, which will be located in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and managed by former Blue Competition Cycles manager Chance Regina.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Castelli, which established a separate triathlon division earlier this year, has signed two top triathlon pros to exclusive apparel contracts for 2013.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The international Taipei Cycle Show posted double-digit growth as visitors from a variety of Asian nations continued to step up their interest in higher-value bicycles, components and accessories.
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A remark by Giant’s and TBEA’s Lo catches show attendees off guard. Date change would come in 2015 at earliest.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Organizers are anticipating another packed house this year at Taipei Cycle, which kicked off Wednesday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — News of export figures kicks off Taipei Cycle Show, opening Wednesday.
LYON, France (BRAIN) — The bicycle industry may not be as sexy as social media or biotechnology, but Patrick Keating believes it offers plenty of opportunity for investors.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon has added Rob Kozich as its European market development manager.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Phil White is taking a larger role within the Pon Bicycle Group, the bike division of Pon Holdings, which bought Cervélo a little over a year ago.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has selected Shock Therapy as its new distributor for the German and Austrian markets. Shock Therapy has been in business for 16 years. The company started out rebuilding suspension and more recently has added Pivot bikes to its lineup of products.
SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which was purchased late last year by Lake Rudd Capital Partners, has signed 10 new international distributors, the company announced Mon
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.
Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.