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Dennis Weijers (left) is welcomed to the Classified team by CEO Mathias Plovier (right). - Photo Classified

Shimano's Dennis Weijers joins Classified as CCO

ANTWERP, Belgium - Drivetrain brand, Classified has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Dennis Weijers as chief commercial...

DSB’s Davide Bonandrini (left) and Whyte’s Ross Patterson (right) cemented the new distribution deal at this year’s Eurobike show. – Photos Whyte

Whyte Bikes expands European footprint under new CEO

HASTINGS, UK - British bike brand, Whyte Bikes is undergoing a transformation in 2024. With a new CEO at the helm, and a new range of e-MTBs that are...

“We were surprised to receive so much positive response on our presentation at China Cycle show early May this year,” says Sunny He, as co-founder of Bafang in charge of T&D. – Photo Bike Europe

Bafang expands into e-motorbike market with T&D branded components

SUZHOU, China - Probably the next big growth market after e-bike is motorbikes. Drive systems are available in the market, although the number of...

Humpert rolled out an extensive investment program for its double-nickel-chrome electroplating plant. – Photo Humpert

Humpert invests €1 million in Chrome 3 surface treatment plant

WICKEDE, Germany - To comply with the latest EU regulations and to step up the company's CSR effort, bicycle component manufacturer Humpert rolled...

"Metro Tyres has 10 distributors in Europe and covers almost 70-80% of the market," explains Rummy Chhabra, managing director, Metro Tyres Limited. - Photo Bike Europe

India's Metro Tyres doubles bicycle tyre export capacity

NEW DEHLI, India - Metro Tyres Limited is gearing-up to further expand the footprint of its house brand 'Ortem' in the European and US market. The...

Bike Matrix co-founders, Adam Townsend and Lyndal Bailey, both have considerable experience in the bicycle industry from a workshop perspective and long recognised the need for a data solution for parts compatibility. -  Photo Bike Matrix

Bike Matrix breaking data deadlock with parts compatibility tool

ROTORUA, New Zealand - Where others may have failed in the past, start-up Bike Matrix appears to be succeeding in the accumulation of a complete bike...

The members only trading platform for OEMs can be compared with eBay with multiple search and selection options. – Photo BEIC

OEM trading platform launched for e-bike and bicycle components

ZEIST, the Netherlands - The imbalance in the supply chain in combination with excess inventory made clear how untransparent the bicycle industry...

In Memoriam: Jürgen Falke who passed away this month. – Photo MCG

Merida and MCG mourn loss of leading developer Jürgen Falke

MAGSTADT, Germany - At the beginning of May, Merida & Centurion Germany GmbH (MCG) announced that Jürgen Falke, the long-standing CEO and co-founder...

Despite a revenue decline in Q1-2024 the company has maintained a solid gross profit margin over the last twelve months. - Photo Fox Factory

Fox Factory management purchases $498,375 worth of company stock

DULUTH, Georgia - Fox Factory Holding started 2024 with a net sales drop of 16.6% to $333.47 million (€309.91 million) compared with 2023. In a move...

For Fitch Rating, the earlier announced reorganisations have not been enough to restore the company’s financial position. – Photo Bike Europe

Accell Group takes another step down in Fitch credit rating

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands - The uncertain pace of the reorganization to restore its profit (EBITDA), the excess inventories in the market and weak...