All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, technology and safety in the press

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest. 2016/10/12 and 11/2016
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Büchel and Zedler finalists at "Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business"

The Hessian spoke manufacturer Büchel and the Baden-Wuerttemberg test institute Zedler were honoured as finalists in the competition "Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business" 2016 offered by the Leipzig Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation. 4 796 companies from all over Germany had been nominated, 330 reached the jury list, 22 companies were finally awarded as finalists and 13 as prize winners.

Dirk Zedler (4th from left) was also happy about reaching the final of the Grand SME Prize

The winners received congratulations from the executive board members of the Oskar-Patzel-Foundation, Dr. Helfried Schmidt and Petra Tröger. In the laudatory speech Büchel Fahrzeugteile was acknowledged as innovative company that would preserve established products and strive for new developments at the same time: "A company steering its course with strong values, a clear strategy and high flexibility." Another thing that was emphazised was the regional and social commitment in particular in the new Länder of Germany.

Zedler-Institut was praised by the jury as driver of progress in the cycle industry: "Since the foundation of the company Zedler-Group has been struggling for the improvements in the technology, quality and safety of bicycles and pedelecs." Another point that impressed in particular was the environmental and social commitment: Various incentives motivate the employees to use the bicycle for commuting; in addition, Zedler-Institut established a bicycle workshop which is open to pupils and asylum seekers for free.

Zedler: "Cycle industry gains in importance"
Company founder Dirk Zedler is very happy that his company was able to make it through to the final of the economic competition: "The award is a great honour for us as well as a significant recognition of the bicycle. It underlines that Germany’s bicycle industry has gained in importance and no more need to fear comparison with other industrial sectors."The "Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business" not only honours the overall development of the company, but also its efforts to maintain jobs or create new ones, the determination for innovations, modernisations, regional commitment as well as service, customer proximity and marketing competence. The prize is non-monetary and has been awarded since 1994.

Author: vz
Photo: Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation

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