PIJNACKER, The Netherlands – With a 2011 revenue of about 15 million euro, nine shops and two webshops Hans Struijk Fietsen BV is already the biggest bike specialist in The Netherlands. However, the company is getting bigger and bigger; is turning into a genuine chain store as it is aiming for continued growth for which it is co-financed by Holland’s richest man.
Mid June another two reputed bike shops were taken over by Hans Struijk Fietsen BV. Like all other shops of the company they are located in the region of Holland where the biggest part of the population lives; in the triangle between the cities of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht. The two shops were owned by the brothers Ed and Jeroen Verbakel.
McKinsey and Lehman Brothers
Both shops will continue as Hans Struijk Fietsen outlets. The staff of twelve working at both stores will be employed by Hans Struijk Fietsen which is headed by Timon Rutten and Bastiaan Hagenouw. Both started about two years ago in the bike business. Their background is in financing and consultancy as they have worked at McKinsey and Lehman Brothers.
Investment company NPM Capital
With the two new stores Hans Struijk Fietsen BV currently consists if 11 outlets as well as the webshops ‘Fietsenwinkel.nl’ and ‘Bikemotion.nl’. Total turnover is expected to grow to close to 17 million euro and it will not stop there. Hans Struijk Fietsen BV is co-financed by the investment company NPM Capital which is owned by the richest man in Holland; John Fentener Van Vlissingen.