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Portuguese two-wheel sector growing 38%

The 2022 figures show a growth of 38 percent until last July, for the two-wheel and soft mobility Portuguese sector. This figures are known, when Eurostat confirms that Portugal remains the largest bike producer in Europe, for the third consecutive year. The figures held by ABIMOTA, indicated a growth in exports, as well as an exponential growth, in terms of added value, both in traditional bicycles and e-bikes. Until last July the increase was 38 percent. “The figures provided by Eurostat confirmed ours, which indicated that Portugal continued, and continues, to grow significantly in bicycle exports. In 2021, we exported two million and 900 thousand bicycles, which keeps us in the lead, for the third consecutive year .” Declared the Secretary General of ABIMOTA, Gil Nadais. “These figures are the result of all the work that has been done, in terms of production effort, but also, and fundamentally, in terms of growth in the scale of value in bike production. This fact is remarkable in production and exports of e-bikes, which grew by more than 60%. We cannot fail to mention that in components, especially in the group of pedals and cranksets, as well as in bicycle frames, growth was over 70%. As we opportunely announced, May had been the best month ever, but July surpassed all values, reaching almost one hundred million euros in terms of exports.” Finished off the leader of the association that governs the industrial two wheels sector in Portugal.

22/09/2022 0

Why this city is Europe’s best kept cycling secret

Portugal is the largest manufacturer of bikes in the European Union, a fact many people outside of the country might not know. Last year, more than 2.6 million bikes were made in Portugal, according to official EU figures.

17/12/2021 0

ABIMOTA submits multi-million-euro plan to strengthen bicycle industry

A group of 39 companies and organisations gathered by the industry association ABIMOTA have applied for funding of up to €258 million as part of Portugal’s Recovery and Resilience Plan. The application, called the AM2R Agenda, is part of a set of actions ABIMOTA has been carrying out, such as Portugal Bike Value, aiming at strengthening the e-bike and bicycle sector, reinforcing Portugal’s leadership in the two-wheel industry.

14/10/2021 0

PBV DigitalShow na RadMarket

The German Publication highlights the PBV DigitalShow Event.

22/07/2021 0

Portugal is, for the second consecutive year, the largest bicycle producer in Europe

With 2.6 million bicycles produced, Portugal is, for the second consecutive year, the largest producer in Europe, according to data released by Eurostat on Tuesday, July 20. Portugal achieved the position of europe’s largest bicycle producer in 2019 and in 2020 maintained this leadership, producing two million and 600,000 units, out of the 12.2 million produced in Europe last year. “Despite going through a difficult period, with the closing of production for almost two months and the scarcity of some components in the domestic market, the Portuguese two-wheel industry and smooth mobility continues to assert itself as a European leader.” Said Gil Nadais, Secterário General of ABIMOTA. This news couldn’t have come at a better time. “In fact, this is one of those news that comes at the right time. The Portugal Bike Value Digital Show is taking place, a digital event that we have launched and with which we intend to put the Portuguese sector of smooth mobility accessible to buyers and brands around the world, within a click.” It highlights the General Section of ABIMOTA. Portugal Bike Value Digital Show runs until Friday, the 23rd, with a digital exhibition space, webinars and direct contacts. This is the first digital platform dedicated to promoting exports from the national soft mobility sector and once again ABIMOTA is at the forefront of innovation, with another tool for the internationalization of the sector. Source: Completa Mente

21/07/2021 0

First European carbon frame factory to be opened in Portugal

The initial investment for the Carbon Team project was 8.4 million euros. Construction of the plant, a 9000 m2 pavilion, started in the fourth quarter of 2019 and was completed at the end of last year. The company is headquartered in Campia, in the municipality of Vouzela. The plant generates 120 direct jobs, thanks to a high level of technological integration and automation, and is expected to produce 25,000 carbon frames per year by 2024. In the plans of the brand there is already the possibility of, in the medium term, increase the production area by another seven thousand square meters. Source:

09/07/2021 0

News About Portugal Bike Value

A publication in an international magazine

09/07/2021 0