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Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Relaunch of the ISPO.COM website

by Andi Spies

With the relaunch of ISPO.COM the new website becomes an information platform and contact point for all B2B and B2C sports business professionals. The ISPO NEWSBLOG that has been reporting on the latest sports industry news on a daily, weekly and monthly basis will now be part of ISPO.COM. With ISPO.COM sports business professionals that […]


Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Kettler hands bike division over to retail group

by Markus Huber

ZEG, the large European buying group of bicycle retailers, has agreed to acquire the bike unit of bankrupt Kettler. The group is set to take over both the manufacturing facilities and Kettler’s circa 80 employees. As reported, Kettler announced three weeks ago, that, as a part of its re-structuring plans, it was determined to maintain […]


Monday, November 16th 2015

Scott signs strategic deal for the Fifth Continent

by Markus Huber

Scott Sports, the Swiss manufacturer of bicycles and other sporting goods, has sealed a deal with Sheppard Cycles, according to company sources, the largest wholesale trader of bikes and bike parts in Australia and New Zealand. Scott and Sheppard Industries owner John Struthers have agreed to found two joint companies, Sheppard Cycles Australia and Sheppard […]


Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Uvex delivers strong performance for 2014-15

by Markus Huber

In its financial year 2014-15 ended June 30, the entire Uvex Group and its two units, safety and sports, increase their respective sales by 6 percent compared with the previous year. The German manufacturer of helmets, eyewear and safety equipment reached total sales of €387 million. Uvex Sports Group managed to lift its sales to […]


Thursday, October 8th 2015

POC acquired by Investcorp

by Markus Huber

The Swedish marketer of helmets and safety gear POC has been acquired by Investcorp. The firm already bought the majority stake in another snow- and bike-related brand, Dainese, last November. Black Diamond Equipment (BDE), POC’s current parent company, put all of its assets or parts of it on the block last March. As reported only […]


Monday, September 28th 2015

Mifa wants to expand, but puts staff on short-time work

by Markus Huber

Heinrich von Nathusius, the new owner of large German bicycle manufacturer Mifa since the beginning of this year, is facing fresh problems with the company. From Oct. 1 until the end of 2015, the entrepreneur intends to put 350 of the altogether 550 workers on short-time work. During this period, they will work only 30 […]


Friday, July 31st 2015

Copenhagen is world’s most biker-friendly city

by Markus Huber

Every two years, the Copenhagenize Design Company, a Danish consultancy firm that specializes in the design of urban spaces, compiles a list of the world’s most bike-friendly cities. Compared to two years ago, the three top ranking cities have remained the same. The usual silver-medalist, Copenhagen, however overtook Amsterdam at feature at the top of the list. Number three was once […]


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