BETHEL, USA - The Cycling Sports Group (CSG), a division of Dorel Industries, announced the opening of a new European Research & Development Center to open in the German city Freiburg. “This new location fits in our strategy to set up a network of R&D centers around the world”, said Jeff McGuane, president of Cycling Sports Group. The Cycling Sports Group includes several brands such as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT and Mongoose.
“The R&D teams in the USA, Taiwan and now in Europe have our top priority. Thanks to their location this local network of developers can respond to consumer trends rapidly,” said Jeff McGuane. “With our latest location in Freiburg, the R&D team benefits from a location close to the heart of the European bicycle market.”
Great area for testing
As of this summer the Cycling Sports Group R&D team will benefit from the optimum setting of this 600 square meters new center. CSG created an inspiring environment for creativity and innovation with state-of-the-art software and hardware. The lab is located within walking distance of the famous Black Forest, with endless trails and roads to the test products.
Strongest R&D team of the industry
“With the investment in this new center, we continue to build on our successes in the past, and we create the best possible environment for future innovation”, said Chris Peck, Deputy Director Research & Development of the Cycling Sports Group. “Our aim is to attract talented people and the strongest R&D team of the industry.”
Investment in employees
“The extension of the research and development team in Freiburg adds additional horsepower to, serving out of the ever-expanding line of revolutionary products of the CSG. We are looking for innovative and inspiring people”, said Peter Denk, Director of Technology R & D team in Freiburg.
Ganter Brewery campus
The CSG R&D Center is a part of The Ganter Brewery campus in Freiburg. The Ganter Brewery is a family operated business since 1865. Ganter continues to invest in the community with the development of new campuses on the site of the brewery, which consists of training centers and companies’ which propagate unique and ecologically sustainable lifestyles.