Accell Group N.V. (“Accell Group”) focuses internationally on the mid-range and higher segments of the market for bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories and fitness equipment. The company has leading positions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Finland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. In Europe Accell Group is market leader in the bicycle market in terms of revenue. Accell Group’s best known brands are
Batavus (NL), Sparta (NL), Sparta (NL), Loekie (NL), Ghost (Ger), Haibike (Ger), Hercules (Ger), Winora (Ger), Raleigh
and Diamondback (UK, US, Canada), Lapierre (Fr), Tunturi (Fi), Atala (IT), Redline (US) and XLC (international). Accell Group and its subsidiaries employ 2,776 people worldwide in eighteen countries. The company has production facilities in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Hungary, Turkey and Canada. Products of Accell Group are sold in more than seventy countries. The headquarters of the company are located in Heerenveen. The Accell
Group shares are traded on the official market of NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam and included in the Amsterdam Small Cap Index (AScX).
In 2012 Accell Group realized a profitable revenue of € 772.5 million (2011: 628.5 million). Turnover is distributed across the company's keys markets as follows: the Netherlands 26.6%, Germany 24.6%, North America 14.4%. Other European countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Austria and Switserland, account for 30.3% of turnover. The remaining 4.1% of turnover comes from countries outside Europe, including Turkey.