The market archive of Zedler-Group is constantly growing: Since 2016 Eurobike Show our employees have collected and catalogued several hundreds of sales brochures and technical manuals of bicycles, pedelecs, components and accessories. This helps us providing you with information on what is sold today at a later date.
When it comes to determine the age and the value of a bicycle, the Zedler-Group market archive renders indispensable services for the development of expert reports. Every year they spend several working days on completing the archive with the latest product documents of several hundreds of manufacturers to enable the experts of GDFS to continue their work over the long term.
For this purpose the GDFS team systematically visited the more than 1,000 exhibitors on two days of the past Eurobike Show and collected catalogues and price lists of the 2017 model year from their booths. During these two days the six employees collected catalogues with a total weight of about 200 kilograms. Since the Show these product documentations have been registered in the content overview of the market archive and filed in a way that they are available without searching, if needed. In addition to the printed catalogues, the GDFS team also stores the offers made available by brand manufacturers, mail-order companies, department stores and DIY-stores in digital form. This is necessary for a comprehensive market overview, because many brands display their bicycle models on their websites only and often this information is not available for download over the long term.
At present the Zedler-Group market archive comprises already more than 15,000 catalogues and technical user manuals of bicycle brands and component manufacturers that have been active on the German market over the past 30 years.