Plans on Forming Asian Bike Industry Alliance
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – At the beginning of this month held Taichung Bike Week plans on forming an Asian bike industry alliance came to light. It is said that this alliance is (among other objectives) being founded in view of the new ISO 4210 – 1:2014 safety standards for (electric) bicycles. These harmonized standards are coming into force on a worldwide scale.
The plans for forming the Asian bike industry alliance were discussed at a meeting held in Kunshan, China early October with officials from the bicycle associations from China, Japan, Korea, India, Russia, Taiwan, and the Philippines, as well representatives from the industry.
The meeting in Kunshan was to prepare the official founding of the Asian Bicycle Industry Alliance.
At the October meeting China Bicycle Association Chairman Ma Zhongchao reported on the preparations for the founding of the alliance. Tony Lo, Giant CEO and Chairman of the Taiwan Bicycle Association, also attended the meeting. Another representative from the China Bicycle Association presented a draft on the guidelines for the Asian Bicycle Industry Alliance on which amendments were proposed.
It is planned that the Asian Bicycle Industry Alliance will be officially installed at the 2015 China Cycle Show, to be held next May in Shanghai, China.
More news on industry associations is that Taiwan’s A-Team has a new Chairman. Robert Wu, Chairman of KMC, took over from Merida CEO Michael Tseng.