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Posted May 1, 2015

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has set up a regional Asia office in Hong Kong and hired Helen Ford as the senior executive director of WFSGI Asia.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 30, 2015
Bike-related sales lead the way with 34 percent gain.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is on a roll, pocketing an extra $518.7 million in new business last year and adding to that $187.7 million in additional sales it earned over the first quarter ended in March.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Vittoria has received an award for its successful commercial use of the new carbon material, graphene.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted April 29, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — South African sock brand Sako 7 is relocating from Cape Town to Ontario, Canada, and will now be distributed by Peter Appleton's SB Sports Inc.

Previously the brand was distributed by Defeet, which remains the brand's manufacturer.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 27, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Raleigh UK LTD will be Salsa Cycles' exclusive distributor to United Kingdom bike shops effective May 1.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 23, 2015

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales in the first quarter of 2015 were about flat compared with last year, the brand's parent company, Amer Sports Corp., announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 23, 2015

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group released a brief statement Thursday saying that it has "recorded an increase in both turnover and profit in the first months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014."

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 22, 2015
Brand synergy?
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has completed the acquisition of Louisville Slugger, which it first announced about a month ago.
Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 21, 2015
Updated: Back-office functions relocated to Connecticut from British Columbia. Bike apparel sales to be handled by Dorel's outside rep force in the U.S. Independent reps continue to sell Sugoi running apparel.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Dorel Sports is reorganizing its apparel division. The company is opening a new facility later this year that it's calling the Apparel Center of Excellence in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2015

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Following an in-depth system audit, Orbea has decided to cease manufacturing in Kunshan, China, at the end of June and expand its facility in Portugal.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle, which bills itself as the U.K.'s largest online bike and tri-sports retailer, is planning a new multimillion-dollar marketing campaign aimed at increasing its penetration with cycling enthusiasts in the U.K. and Australia. 

Posted in International
Posted April 14, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The International Cycling Union (UCI) has decided to allow teams to test disc brakes in a limited number of road races this season and next, with an official introduction of road discs scheduled for the 2017 season.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 14, 2015

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Effetto Mariposa has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, a new PR and marketing firm headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the USA.

Posted in International
Posted April 13, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sport legends Chris McCormack and Timo Bracht will each speak at this summer's Global Conference, an event produced by Triathlon Business International.

The event is July 9-11 in Roth, Germany, in conjunction with the Challenge Roth triathlon.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted April 13, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Shimano were the top vote getters in multiple categories in BikeRadar's 2015 Most Wanted Awards.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Awards
Posted April 10, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike plans to show a new Yamaha motor-driven collection of e-bikes at next week's Sea Otter Classic, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the Accell brand's introduction to the U.S. market.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 10, 2015

(BRAIN) — The BikeAid app is a global bike store locator with thousands of bike stores listed. The app is available as a free download for iOS and Android mobile devices. 

Posted in International Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted April 8, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — As a strong U.S. dollar continues its tight grip on a weak euro, Campagnolo North America is doing what few companies choose to do. Since February, the high-end Italian component maker has dropped its wholesale prices to U.S. distributors 18 percent.

Posted in International
Posted March 30, 2015

ZWOLLE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Fast Forward Wheels has moved its headquarters to a larger building in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The company said it moved due to growing sales and the need for more storage and workspace. The new headquarters are in an old steel factory.

Posted in International
Posted March 26, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation, a maker of protective gear for motorsports and bicycling, announced 2014 revenues of $18.5 million, up 24 percent over its 2013 sales. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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