Giant to Join WFSGI
On questions from Bike Europe Giant Global Group CEO Tony Lo said at a last week meeting in Taiwan that his company will join the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI). Tony Lo knew about
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – On questions from Bike Europe Giant Global Group CEO Tony Lo said at a last week meeting in Taiwan that his company will join the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI).
Tony Lo knew about Shimano, Accell Group, Trek, SRAM, Specialized, Cycling Sports Group, Advanced Sports, Cervelo, Ridley, Scott and FSA joining this global industry association last July. He was also aware of the goals of the WFSGI and the fact that already talks gave been started with the UCI on the technical requirements for bicycles taking part in official UCI races.
Tony Lo said: “Our industry needs to have a well established dialogue and communications with all kinds or organizations and especially with the ones that operate on a global level. So, yes we welcome this initiative and we will join the WFSGI as soon as we are invited to become a member.”
As Giant is the largest bicycle company in the world in terms of sales revenue its membership will undoubtedly boost the WFSGI standing and reputation and will lead to others in the (Taiwan) bike industry to join also.
In a reaction on the news on Giant WFSGI Secretary General Robbert De Kock said: “We would welcome Giant and any other industry brand that is interested to work in a collaborative way in common issues for our bicycle industry. In the meantime we also have Felt Bicycles, Wilier, Rotor and Argon 18 that joined WFSGI.
“I can also inform you that we had further talks with the UCI and professor Manson and a follow up meeting is planned in November 2010 in Switzerland where the WFSGI members are invited.”