Jo Beckendorff

Jo Beckendorff is correspondent of Bike Europe, RadMarkt, co-founder of Eurobike Show Daily/ESD and Taipei Cycle Show Daily/TSD, amongst other things, and based in Munich, Germany.

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    Pierer E-Bikes recruits two former Magura executives to its management


    Pierer E-Bikes GmbH (brands GasGas Bicycles, Husqvarna E-Bicycles, R Raymon), the bicycle and e-bike subsidiary of Austrian two-wheeler specialist Pierer Mobility AG, has strengthened its management team with two former Magura managers. While Olaf Müller joins the e-bike supplier’s management team as managing director, Heiko Böhle takes on the newly ...

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    Lucky opens new company headquarters


    After the opening of the new company headquarters of German chain store Lucky GmbH in Bielefeld was postponed by a week due to delayed construction work on the exterior facade, the date is now set for July 2. With a total of 29 Lucky Bike and Radlbauer brand stores ...

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    3T starts carbon frame production in Italy


    After causing a stir in 2018 with the presentation of its domestically manufactured carbon aero crank “Torno”, the Italian high-end niche supplier 3T Cycling is finally following suit and ready to offer carbon frames 100 percent “Made in Italy.”

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    German B2C bicycle supplier Rose launches its first own apparel line


    After more than a year of research and development, German bicycle supplier Rose Bikes unveiled its first dedicated “all-in” cycling apparel line. According to the company, the Rose Dropbar Cycling Fashion, marketed under the slogan “Timeless.Functional.Fashionable.”, is far more than just a spring/summer line. All five collections are designed to ...

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    ​Changes in Canyon Bicycles’ communications team


    After four and a half years as global communications manager at Canyon Bicycles GmbH, Thorsten Lewandowski will officially leave the German D2C provider at the end of June, but is currently already on residual leave. Lewandowski will, however, remain with the industry. We expect more information in July. Prior to ...


    U.S. debut of German-Austrian Nox Cycles


    German-Austrian e-bike manufacturer Nox Cycles Austria GmbH, which once emerged from Berlin-based Hawk Bike Sales GmbH, is expanding not only from the DACH region into other EU countries but also toward the Americas. While it has already gained a foothold in South America two years ago through an importer in ...

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    7mesh grows distribution network


    Founded by former managers of Canadian outdoor company Arc’teryx, technical bikewear supplier 7mesh Industries Inc. (aka 7mesh Apparel) is not only experiencing strong sales growth but is also expanding internationally with new agencies. In Europe, for example, the Canadians were able to sign up Lyon Equipment Ltd. and Ski a ...

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    Dorel Industries closes new $450 million credit facility


    Earlier this year – and after lively discussions between Dorel Industries Inc. and its shareholders – the Canadian conglomerate pulled out of the announced going-private transaction. With shareholders clearly expressing confidence in Dorel’s future and the greater potential for Dorel as a public company, the Canadians now announced that “it ...

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    Private equity firm invests in German bicycle retailer LJB


    The private equity firm Borromin Capital has invested in the German bicycle retail chain Little John Bikes GmbH (LJB) to drive the retailer’s national growth and to support the company’s further structural and strategic development in the areas of regional presence expansion, corporate acquisitions and the expansion of existing and ...

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    Accell Group’s CSCO to leave the company


    At its 2015 annual general meeting, Europe’s leading premium bicycle supplier Accell Group N.V. announced that the newly created position of chief supply chain officer (CSCO) would be filled by industry newcomer Jeroen Both, who would also join the management board as its fourth member. Now, the group’s supervisory board ...

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    Hartje hires export sales manager for international market expansion


    Hermann Hartje KG welcomes bicycle industry veteran Coen Bosch as a new executive to its ranks. Since May 1, he has been responsible for the export business of the northern German bicycle wholesaler, importer and supplier in the area of bicycles/bicycle parts. As export sales manager, the native Dutchman will ...

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    Cypad Group with new CEO


    In early April, investor PM&Partners SGR S.P.A. and its PM&Partners III Fund became majority shareholders of Cytech S.r.l. (aka Cypad Group). The Italian investor announced at the time that it wanted to strengthen the existing management team around the well-established Cytech founding duo, Marino De Marchi and Stefano Coccia (now ...

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    Pexco with name change and new organizational structure


    Now that Austria-based Pierer E-Bikes GmbH (GasGas Bicycles, Husqvarna E-Bicycles and R Raymon brands) and Germany-based Pexco GmbH have grown together into a successful organization after nearly a year and a half under the umbrella of Austrian two-wheeler giant Pierer Mobility AG (KTM Sportmotorcycle, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GasGas Moto motorcycle ...

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    Abus Group acquires Italian helmet manufacturer


    German preventive safety expert August Bremicker Söhne KG (aka Abus Group) has agreed to acquire Italian helmet manufacturer Maxi Studio. The plan is to fully integrate the manufacturer into the group of companies. No details were given about the sales price.


    Bike and sports e-commerce retailer Bike24 plans to go public in 2021


    In September 2019, private equity firm The Riverside Company bought back German e-commerce retailer for cycling, outdoor, fitness and swimming products, Bike24 GmbH, from British cycling e-commerce giant Wiggle CRC. Riverside had sold the continental European cycling online platform to the British industry giant in 2017. However, that deal had ...

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    IPO of the bicycle certificate based on first and newly created bicycle stock index


    For the first time, investors can now invest in a specific certificate on what the company describes as “the world’s first bicycle index.” The planned date for the IPO on the Frankfurt Certificates Exchange is June 21. 10 percent of the annual fee of 1.3 percent of this so-called “donation ...

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    Canyon welcomes new CFO


    While current business is humming along with new records, German D2C bicycle supplier Canyon Bicycles has announced a change in its top management. Winfried “Winni” Rapp will assume the position of CFO. At the same time, current CFO Lothar Arnold (brother of Canyon founder Roman Arnold) will retire at the ...

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    Fox Racing with new financing partner


    On May 18, investor Wingspire Capital provided a US$95 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a US$35 million revolving credit line and a US$60 million term loan to Fox Racing Inc. The U.S. company said it’s using the loan proceeds not only to refinance its prior senior credit facility ...

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    Orbea strategically expands European sales organization


    Spanish bike manufacturer Orbea has promoted Julien Remazeilles to sales manager for the European market. Officially effective June 1, the experienced Orbea employee will be responsible for Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Benelux, Austria, Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland. In this newly created position, Remazeilles reports directly to Orbea’s global sales ...

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    Mair acquires partner brand Bike Machinery


    Robotic industrial machinery supplier Mair Srl and Bike Machinery Srl, known in the bicycle industry for its expertise in tubing processing, are taking their partnership in bicycle production machinery and service (including maintenance) to the next level. Mair will gradually take over the Bike Machinery brand until the end of ...

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