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Germany: Importers’ and Wholesalers’ Associations Join Forces

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COLOGNE, Germany (18 September) – On the last day of IFMA where the German Association of Bicycle Importers (VDFI) and the Association of Bicycle Wholesalers (VZG) held their annual member meetings, both associations decided to merge and form a new Association for Bicycle Wholesale and Foreign Trade (ZGA = Zweiradgroß- und Außenhandelsverband e.V.). The joint […]

COLOGNE, Germany (18 September) – On the last day of IFMA where the German Association of Bicycle Importers (VDFI) and the Association of Bicycle Wholesalers (VZG) held their annual member meetings, both associations decided to merge and form a new Association for Bicycle Wholesale and Foreign Trade (ZGA = Zweiradgroß- und Außenhandelsverband e.V.).
The joint press release underlines the major common interest in strengthening ties with, and broadening service towards the individual dealers and the common goal of quality products. The joint force of the new association will have more momentum than in the old situation.
President of the new ZGA is Manfred Neun (Epple) with Michael Müllmann (Sport Import) and Christoph Goebel (Grofa) as board members. The ZGA will be a member of the ZIV (German bicycle industry Association) and its statutory address will be the same as ZIV in Schwalbach.(OB)

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