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PRESS RELEASE: Joining forces in Bike Sharing and automated bike parking

published on 1/25/2012 11:20:00 AM
The companies VelopA, VConsyst, Velomove, Bikedispenser and Accell Groep intent to join forces to bring automated bike rental and storage systems for the European market to a higher level. Under the new name Velogic, knowledge and experience in bicycle design, software & electronics, bicycle parking, automatic bike sharing and maintenance & control will be concentrated. Next to existing solutions, Velogic will investments in new innovations in automated systems for rental, storage and management of cycling.
Velogic sees an increasing interest for the integration of cycling in the mobility chain, applying software and electronics and the collection of cycling data. Using the knowledge of the companies involved, Velogic is capable of offering integral solutions. Next to existing products such as the  electronic bicycle lock, e-bike charging, bicycle detection, communicating bicycles, automated bicycle lockers, Bikedispensers, business cycling schemes and Public Bike Sharing, a modern back office (software)system for bike sharing and bicycle parking has been developed recently.  

 “This combination of companies is capable of bringing cycling to a higher level and thus giving it the important role it can play in sustainable mobility.  Velogic offers solutions for the demands of cities, governments, Public Transport, institutions and companies that really work!”

Contact:  Bart Zwager
+31 (0)88-0121288.

VelopA supplies products that help create an attractive public space.
Product groups are elements for Fit 'n Play, Street Furniture and Bicycle Parking. In all three categories, VelopA plays a leading role in the Dutch market, with its brands VelopA-Citystyle and VelopA-Omniplay.VelopA headquarters are in Leiderdorp (NL), Leuven, Gembloux (Belgium) and Duisburg (Germany). In VelopA's strategy for the years to come, the development of the role the bicycle plays is of key interest. This is the reason for VelopA's partnership in Velogic.

Accell Group N.V. (“Accell Group”) is active internationally in the mid-range and higher segments of the market for bicycles, bicycle parts & accessories and fitness equipment. The group is market leader in Europe in the bicycle market. The market approach is based on the key concepts quality, innovation and recognisable added value. For consumers this means a broad and strong portfolio of brands, including international top brands and well-known national brands, often with a long history. Accell Group operates close to the market and largely because of its high added value and numerous innovations, sells primarily via the specialist retail trade.
Accell Group’s best known brands are Batavus, Bremshey, Ghost, Hai Bike, Hercules, Koga- Miyata, Lapierre, Loekie, Redline, Sparta, Staiger, Tunturi, Winora and XLC. Accell Group has production facilities in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Hungary and Belgium.

VConsyst is market leader in the Dutch market for visitor registration systems and waste (collection and management) systems for municipalities, (semi-)government and leisure. VConsyst has decades of experience in delivering tailored and standard solutions, software and electronics. The delivery of these products and services is supported by a fully equipped service and maintenance organisation. VConsyst is part of the Venture Group, with offices in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany. We also operate via agents in Norway, Denmark and Italy.

Bikedispenser is an ultra compact, fully automatic, 24/7 rental and corporate bicycle parking facility. It is the perfect solution for compact storage in public bike systems, governments, Public Transport, P+R, Park&Bike, hospitals etc.

Velomove offers solutions to stimulate and organise bicycle usage, control bicycle storage and regulate cycling by applying ICT to cycling and giving good advice