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Dorel Sports plans bike assembly factory in Georgia

Published October 26, 2021

RINCON, Ga. (BRAIN) — In a move to ease supply chain constraints, Cycling Sports Group is opening a bike assembly facility in this community outside Savannah. 

Dorel Sports, CSG's parent, announced in March that it was opening the 775,000 square-foot facility as a fulfillment center for its bicycle brands including Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, Kid Trax, and GT.

“The new building is much more than just a building,” Brad Gandy Sr., director of North American Operations for Pacific Cycle/Dorel Sports, said in a March statement. 

“It’s an opportunity to cater our supply chain operations and develop a flagship facility we can use to benchmark for continual improvements throughout our Dorel Sports family.”

While the March announcement did not mention bike assembly, Cannondale has been advertising to fill bike assembly-related positions in Rincon, including a bike assembly engineer and bike assembly manager. 

Contacted by BRAIN, a CSG spokesman said he was not yet prepared to share details on the project.

Pon Holdings is in the process of buying Dorel Sports for $810 million in cash.

In March, CSG's European general manager, Eugene Fierkens, told Bike-EU that CSG was building a new factory in the Netherlands to support European dealers. Fierkens said more details on the Netherlands plant would be announced this fall. 

Dorel Sports is part of Dorel Industries; Cycling Sports Group is a division of Dorel Sports that includes the IBD brands Cannondale, GT, Charge and Fabric. The Pacific Cycle Group, the other division of Dorel Sports, includes Schwinn, Mongoose and Kid Trax.

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