16 Jan DAHON Forms New French Connection to Support Booming Folding Bike Network
Cycleurope newest Continental partner for folding bike giant DAHON
Duarte, California, January 14, 2014 – The DAHON French Connection went viral on January 1st as Cycleurope France became the official new distributor for world folding bike leader DAHON on the vital French market.
As dedicated to the furthering of healthy, active lifestyles as partner DAHON, Cycleurope, a member of the Group Grimaldi of Sweden, is the folding bike leader’s choice to forward its rapidly expanding global distribution network in Europe’s third largest bicycling nation.
Encompassing the largest bicycle distribution network in France, Cycleurope boasts a total of over 1,500 independent bicycle dealerships throughout the country, 360 of these under their own brand name and concept store brand, “Velo & Oxygen”, in France alone. Cycleurope Group today is a forerider in both the French and European bicycle industries.
With the onset of the Cycleurope / DAHON partnership, the prestigious DAHON folding bicycle line will now be available throughout the Cycleurope France and “Velo & Oxygen” network of stores.
“DAHON is pleased and proud to include Cycleurope as one of our most strategic and successful partnerships worldwide,” revels Dr. David T. Hon, inventor of the DAHON folding bike and CEO of DAHON North America Inc. “This newest liaison with France’s most illustrious bicycle company provides a multitude of new opportunities supporting our corporate strategy for quality global distribution and expansion.”
Equally pleased with the new partnership is Jérome Valentin, Managing Director of Cycleurope France. “We are fortunate to feature the world leader DAHON in our 2014 offensive to open France’s budding folding mobility market. No other brand captures the French esprit for individual freedom, workmanship and style like a DAHON bike,” Valentin concludes.
In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Folder, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as the world leader in folding bicycles. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation, reinvention and technology leadership, DAHON is committed to creating quality product user experiences and green mobility solutions for people who live active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. It is headquartered in California with offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distribution partner throughout the world.