Reshoring

Articles on re-shoring the bicycle industry to Europe

Over the past few years a process of “reshoring” has happened in Europe. This has brought several bicycle as well as bicycle parts producers back into Europe and even led to the foundation of bike valleys such as in Portugal and Flanders, Belgium where a whole industrial area is dedicated to the Bicycle Industry. The articles below explain the topic in some more detail.

April 20, 2021: Portuguese bike producer RTE expands domestically and in Poland”

March 25, 2021: Simplon looks to almost double production capacity with site expansion”

March 11, 2021: Hartje opens new e-bike factory in Czech Republic”

March 9, 2021: Portuguese invest millions in carbon fiber frame factory”

February 25, 2021: Vittoria invests millions in European operations”

February 23, 2021: Cycles Mercier production returns to France”

February 9, 2021: Europe’s biggest bike factory under construction”

February 4, 2021: KTM invests in even more production capacity”

January 28, 2021: Baltik Vairas continues to invest in bicycle production capacity”

January 19, 2021: Büchel invests millions to stimulate more parts production in Europe”

January 7, 2021: Van Raam expands to Poland to meet growing demand”

December 15, 2020: Rodi invests in new equipment to capitalise on e-bike boom”

November 11, 2020: Herrmans Bike Components invests in more production capacity”

October 27, 2020: Hope invests millions to scale production but still can’t keep up supply”

October 20, 2020: Decathlon pumps €4 million into French bike repair company Cyclofix”

October 1, 2020: Woom invests in sustainability and starts production in Poland”

September 24, 2020: Nox Cycles invests in ‘Fort Nox’ e-bike production in Austrian mountains”

August 28, 2020: Volt takes e-bike production back to UK”

August 26, 2020: Kellys one of the first to launch Belgium-made carbon frames”

August 24, 2020: Kellys relocates production to Western Europe”

February 22, 2019: “Slovak Velo biedt uitweg in dumpingkwestie China”

February 7, 2019: “New E-Bike Facility Being Built in Portugal Name Unibike”

January 29, 2019: “Nextbike GmbH erteilt Grossauftrag an deutschen Fahrradproduzenten”

January 10, 2019: “Europe’s Biggest Bike Maker to Open 2nd Facility in Portugal

March 29, 2018: “Keola Starts E-Bike Production in Europe”

March 6, 2018: “E-Bike Battery Cell Production Based in Europe Gets Full EU Support”

February 13, 2018: “Dumping Fears Prompts Production in Europe”

February 1, 2018: “Leader 96 Aims for Regional Leadership in E-Bike Production”

January 30, 2018: “Electrification Shift Picks Up Pace”

January 23, 2018 “Riese & Müller Increases Staff to Meet Growing E-Bike Demand”

January 16, 2018 “Decathlon Moves E-Bike Production to Europe”

January 11, 2018 “Bulgaria Turning into Newes EU Bike Valley”

December 5, 2017 “Alber Invests in Close to Market Neodrives Production”

November 30, 2017 “Plastic Innovation To Bring Back Frame Production in Europe”

November 2, 2017 “Start of European Alloy Frame Making Sparks Many More Initiatives”

October 5, 2017 “Italian E-Bike Market Gets Boost With Opening of FIVE FActory”

June 1, 2017 “Silence Inaugurates E-Scooter and Battery Production Plant”

May 4, 2017 “World Cycling Forum to Spark Discussion on Reshoring Production Close to Markets”

March 28, 2017 “Production of Carbon Components to Start in Europe”

January 24, 2017 “Alloy Frame Production Also Started in Turkey”

January 10, 2017 “Turkish Manufacturer Next To Start Alloy Frame Production”

August 31, 2016 “New Owner Investing Millions in Miralago/Orbita”

August 30, 2016 “Supply Chain Conference Indicates ‘Collaboration Key to Future of Industry'”

March 8, 2016 “Asian OEMs Open Bicycle Factories in Europe”

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