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Setback For E-Bike Industry

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KARLSTEIN-DETTINEN, Germany – The quickly growing e-Bike market is facing a new problem. In addition to the long lead times in general for e-Bikes due to rising demand, e-Bike makers might soon have additional delivery problems:

Setback For E-Bike Industry

KARLSTEIN-DETTINEN, Germany – The quickly growing e-Bike market is facing a huge new problem. In addition to the long lead times in general for e-Bikes due to rising demand, e-Bike makers might soon have additional delivery problems: the factory of the main European battery supplier, BMZ (Batterien Montage Zentrum), burned down last week.

For several brands using BionX, BMZ was their sole supplier of battery packs. Among the brands affected are: Hercules, Diamant, Villiger, Riese&Müller, as well as Heinzmann with their customers including Deutsche Post and Gazelle for the Innergy series.

According to local newspapers two production halls burned down completely, presumably due to a technical failure. The damage is estimated at Euro 15 million. BMZ is currently making an inventory of the damage and is looking for means to restart production as quickly as possible.

Picture: Aschaffenburg 24

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