Cycle tourism, transformation of transport, growth markets – these are just some of the hot topics at the world's leading trade fair for the bicycle industry, Eurobike, which will be held for the first time in Frankfurt from July 13 to 17. The experts from a. hartrodt CycleLOG can hardly wait to get talking to customers and more than 1,500 exhibitors from the international cycling and mobility industry on the exhibition grounds. "We are looking forward to many personal encounters at the various stands and are open to cooperation," says Peter Zink, Business Development Manager Middle East and Greater China at a. hartrodt in Frankfurt.
Team Taiwan with focus on bicycle export
With teams on site, the worldwide network of a. hartrodt CycleLOG offers individual transport solutions for bicycles, components and accessories. Since 2018, an important pillar has been an own company in Taiwan with today 14 employees: "Bicycles are our core business. We mainly handle exports to Germany, but also to Europe and the USA," explains Jerry Hsu, Managing Director at a. hartrodt Taiwan in Taipei.
Sea freight customers need patience
After Cambodia and Bangladesh, Taiwan is the third largest Asian production site for bicycles imported into Germany. E-bikes are particularly booming: "Although the bicycle export is only accountable for 10 percent of our export volume, it is very important to our business portfolio. This shows that a. hartrodt’s network extends globally, including Taiwan," says Jerry Hsu. Mostly, the bicycles are transported by ship – but customers need to be patient because carriers frequently cancel departures at the moment (blank sailings). Hsu puts the transit time from Kaohsiung/Taichung to Europe's North Range ports currently at two months. "We find solutions and also offer freight consolidation in consolidated containers," Peter Zink says. For components, air freight is first choice.
Jerry Hsu is looking forward to the numerous Taiwanese exhibitors at the Eurobike in Frankfurt – and the CycleLOG team to many contacts. "You can't miss us in our T-shirts with the company logo," says Peter Zink with a wink. Customers can arrange in advance for trade fair appointments.