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VDL focused on scalable, automated and robotic welding of aluminum frames. – Photo VDL

VDL showcases bicycle frame manufacturing process

BREDA, the Netherlands - VDL Groep's announcement to open the next bicycle frame factory in Europe last year, was more than welcomed by the industry....

Qwic owner Hartmobile bv has been declared bankrupt by the Court in Amsterdam. – Photo Bike Europe

Qwic bankruptcy also impacts VDL automatic frame production

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - Qwic was always known as one of the early innovators in the e-bike market in the Netherlands. According to Qwic an...

3D printed frames have been shipped since September 2021. – Photo Arevo

Arevo stops 3D-printed SuperStrata bike production

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - 3D-print frames were regarded as the next step in mass production of high-end frames. In January 2021, the Silicon...

Weber Fibertech currently counts 10 OEM’s as clients for bicycle components, including newcomer li:on bikes who was looking for a sustainably produced frame. – Photo Weber Fibertech

German plastics specialists add bike division as OEMs come knocking

FRANKFURT, Germany - Weber Fibertech, a specialist in the development and manufacture of long fibre-reinforced thermoplastic parts is expanding its...

Sustainable moves: How V Frames made frame recycling possible in Europe

Sustainable moves: How V Frames made frame recycling possible in...

SAALFELD, Germany - The issue of recycling frames is high on the circular agenda to make the bicycle industry more sustainable. V Frames makes it...

The bicycle industry is one of the bright spots for Romania with many international companies locating there. - Photo Jo Beckendorff

Is Romania the place to be for the bicycle industry?

TIMISOARA, Romania - For a long time, Romania was considered the poorhouse of Europe. After the communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, was forced to...

The CO2 footprint of the carbon composite X1 frame is 68% lower than the production of a conventional aluminium frame. – Photo Buddy Electric

Buddy's X1 carbon composite e-bike enters market

OSLO, Norway - Buddy Electric's top-of-the-line, carbon composite e-bike, the Buddy X1 is ready to enter the market. One of the first to incorporate...

The big opportunity for European manufacturers

The big opportunity for European manufacturers

The current situation caused by COVID-19 has created a great opportunity for manufacturers of mechanically welded structures within the European...

2021: A year of highs… and highs

2021: A year of highs… and highs

ZEIST, the Netherlands - It's been a busy year for the international bicycle industry. High demand for bicycles, notably e-bikes, driven by the COVID...

With solid infrastructure, a strong skillset from a booming automotive sector, and a large untapped workforce, the Central and Eastern Europe region is seeing an influx of investments from all steps in the (e-)bike production chain. – Photo Shutterstock

Reshoring bicycle production in Central and Eastern Europe: What's...

ZEIST, the Netherlands - The reshoring of European bicycle production continues to gain momentum as demand grows and supplies tighten. Central and...