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.
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.
Industrial companies increasingly recruit good staff from the specialist trade. Is this fair in your opinion? Where do you find qualified staff?
Dirk Zedler - Zedler-lnstitut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit
We are not directly concerned. But staff is also an issue in our company. We cooperate with universities, offer trainings and try to be an attractive employer. However, with the automotive industry in our surroundings with a very high wage level, it is not easy.
Manufacturers acknowledge the problem, but do not regard it as a question of fairness, but of normality usual in a market economy. Several suppliers see the causes for that on the side of the specialist trade.