STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group will continue to focus on its Outdoor & Bags division, despite some softness in sales of its electronics and camera bags in the Swedish company's most recent quarter.
BERLIN (BRAIN) — German e-bike company Brose has hired Anne Guethoff as its new director of marketing. Guethoff has diverse marketing management and sales integration experience at companies including Johnson & Johnson, Essilor Transitions and Rodenstock.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers in Taiwan are encouraging members of the bike industry and bike advocacy community to combine trips to next year's Velo-City Global conference and the Taipei Cycle Show.
MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Products will be distributed in the United Kingdom by Saddleback, starting Jan. 1.
BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments' Recon Jet smart sunglasses will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by FE Sports.
FE Sports will also showcase Recon Jet at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival in Queensland, Australia, this weekend.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano says its bike and e-bike component sales have been strong globally in the first three quarters of 2015, with double-digit percentage increases in sales despite unfavorable weather in Europe and North America.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle's sales for the 12 months that ended in February 2015 totaled £179 million ($276 million), up 11.5 percent from the prior period, the company announced Friday.
HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Sales in Amer Sports Corp.'s cycling business — via its Mavic brand — were down 5 percent in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, and up 1 percent year to date compared with the same period last year.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding has agreed to buy "certain assets" related to Marzocchi's mountain bike suspension product line. The company did not say what assets it will buy, but indicated that it will market the Marzocchi brand worldwide and use the brand to hit new price points.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief distributed 220 bicycles to students in Eritrea on Tuesday in collaboration Team Africa Rising, the National Eritrean Cycling Federation, the Eritrean Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Education and the UNDP.
AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles will handle distribution of Bombtrack Bicycle Company in the U.S. Bombtrack is part of WeMakeThings Co. of Cologne, Germany, which also owns the BMX brand WeThePeople.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Freerider Darren Berrecloth now rides for Canyon as part of the Canyon Factory Freeride Team. He will make his official Canyon debut at the 2015 Red Bull Rampage, which kicks off its 10th edition this Thursday in Virgin, Utah.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike is moving its starting time back by 30 minutes for next year’s show. On the trade days, Wednesday through Friday, the show will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and only be open to trade visitors.
FORCHHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — YT Industries has hired Duncan McCann as international business manager.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Swedish skiing and cycling helmet and apparel company POC has been acquired by Investcorp Group, an investment management firm, for $65 million from its parent, outdoor equipment company Black Diamond.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — The outdoors brand Mountainsmith is bringing back its Cyclesmith brand of bike products, but only for the Japanese market. The company said the plans are in response to a growing demand for Mountainsmith products in Japan and a steady increase in sales over the past three years.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. will be making its first appearance at the Asia Bike Trade Show in Nanjing's International Expo Centre in China from Oct. 9-12.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Zurich, Switzerland-based TSG International AG has set up a U.S. office in Carlsbad, Calif., to support their operations here. The company displayed its U.S. line at the recent Interbike show in Las Vegas.