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The new top man at Simplon: industry newcomer and managing director Stephan Wabnegger. - Photo Simplon

Simplon shareholders replace management duo

HARD, Austria - The company shareholders of Austria's second-largest bicycle manufacturer Simplon Fahrrad GmbH have appointed Stephan Wabnegger as...

Expansion at the Simplon site will allow almost doubling the existing production capacity in single-shift operation and make processes more efficient. - Photo Simplon

Simplon looks to almost double production capacity with site expansion

HARD, Austria - Austria's second-largest bicycle producer Simplon Fahrrad GmbH has set the course for further growth: the company's parent Simplon...

Thomas Zenker has taken over the role as COO and second managing director at Simplon alongside CEO Stefan Vollbach. - Photo Simplon

Simplon appoints COO to handle expansion

HARD, Austria - In the past five years the Austrian manufacturer Simplon increased its turn-over from €18 million to €44 million at the end of fiscal...

An e-bike assembly with an in-tube frame technology. - Photo KTM Fahrrad

Mixed fortunes in Austria as bicycle sales drop but value rises

VIENNA, Austria - With a Corona-related delay, the Austrian Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers and Sports Equipment Suppliers (VSSÖ)...

Custom builder Simplon is the second-largest Austrian bicycle producer next to KTM. Simplon’s total production stands at 11,000 to 12,000 units. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Austrian E-MTB Sales Skyrockets

VIENNA, Austria - Looking at the latest bicycle statistics for 2015, the outlook of the Austrian bicycle industry is very positive due to...

Kai Schultz is the new International Sales Manager at Messingschlager. – Photo Messingschlager

Messingschlager Appoints New International Sales Manager

BAUNACH, Germany - Kai Schultz is the new International Sales Manager at Messingschlager GmbH & Co KG. He will responsible for sales in the Americas,...

Next to giant KTM Fahrrad also Austria’s second-largest manufacturer Simplon is taking its share of the e-MTB market. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Austrian E-MTB Sales Skyrockets

VIENNA, Austria - The total number of e-bikes and e-MTB sold on the Austrian market hiked last year by 54.4% to 77,220 units. "Nearly one-fifth of...

Austrian E-Bike Market Continues to Expand

Austrian E-Bike Market Continues to Expand

VIENNA, Austria - Like in Germany sales of electric bicycles continued to grow in an Austrian market that suffered from bad spring weather conditions...

左右兩位為目前的管理夥伴,總經理Andreas和Christian Hämmerle。同時入鏡的還有2008年就已退休的Heinz Hämmerle。Simplon的經營階層對於公司被併購拒絕表示任何意見。– Photo Jo Beckendorff


奧地利,HARD- 上個星期,私募股權公司Hannover Finanz GmbH取得了奧地利自行車製造商Simplon Fahrrad GmbH的多數股權。這位新老闆將重心放在國際發展上。

Left and right the current managing partners and GM’s Andreas and Christian Hämmerle. Pictured here is also Heinz Hämmerle who retired in 2008. The Simplon management refused to comment on the take-over. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Simplon Taken Over by Private Equity Company

HARD, Austria - Last week private equity firm Hannover Finanz GmbH acquired a majority stake in Austrian bicycle producer Simplon Fahrrad GmbH. The...