21 Nov 2023

CIE warmly welcomes Bosch eBike Systems, Crowd Group, Shinga Lacros, Standert and Cooltra as our latest members. These companies, involved in various facets of the cycling industry, all unite in a shared passion and goal—to promote cycling and elevate it to new heights. Explore further details about our recent additions and learn why joining CIE could be the next step for you! Find additional information on the joining process here.


Bosch eBike Systems

Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the future of eBike mobility with innovative products and digital services ranging from highly efficient drive systems and the first series-ready ABS for eBikes to connected biking solutions. On daily routes through the city, on enjoyable tours through the countryside or for sporty adventures in the mountains: Bosch eBike Systems offers eBikers the right drive system (drive unit, battery, display, and app) for every requirement and every area of use, which ensures a unique riding experience. Today, more than 100 of the world's leading bicycle brands trust in the perfectly coordinated, modular product portfolio. As an independent business unit within the Bosch Group, Bosch eBike Systems also uses the group's technology and manufacturing know-how. For healthy, safe and sustainable mobility that is fun.


Shinga Lacros

Lacros is a young and innovative cycling company from the Netherlands. The company specializes in electric folding bikes and holds the market leader position in the Netherlands for e-folding bikes. Lacros serves customers across Europe and beyond. The strengths of Lacros lie in its own designed (low rider) frames, the development of proprietary electric systems, and the pursuit of achieving the seemingly impossible: creating light and compact e-folding bikes that are also comfortable and offer a long range.

The bikes designed by Lacros address the last-mile transportation needs, catering to those who travel with a mobile home, a boat, a train, or even truck drivers. Lacros bikes seamlessly accompany individuals, coming into action when they have almost reached their destination. These bikes not only provide practical solutions and solve transportation challenges but also easily fit into various spaces such as apartments, elevators, and even under desks during working hours. Lacros extends a warm welcome to individuals in city green zones!


Crowd Group

Creators Of The Outside World (CROWD) is an innovative group of established companies that is involved in designing and furnishing the public space. CROWD’s key focus areas are within Cycling Infrastructure, Shelters and Street furniture. CROWD aims to make a conscious contribution to the living environment of society by developing products which enable micro-mobility transportation methods, socialisation, and interaction, along with sustainable and circularity design principles. CROWD group was founded in 2014 and consists of the following companies, LumiGuide, VelopA, ZIEGLER, IJslander, HITSA (including LAMPAS) and Bailey Street Furniture Group (including Cyclepods). CROWD Group has a total of 9 main office locations throughout 5 countries and 5 production locations.



Forged from the streets of Berlin in 2012, Standert is a well-established cycling brand, widely known for its commitment to craftsmanship, product design, and passion for cycling. As a rider-owned and led company, Standert is dedicated to redefining modern cycling by creating high-quality bicycles that combine the heritage of Aluminium and Steel with state-of-the-art performance technology. 

Standert is committed to achieving growth in a pioneering and sustainable manner, aligning with its core values. Joining CIE is deemed necessary for Standert to expand its reach within Europe and beyond. The CIE network of industry partners and resources offers Standert invaluable access to the organization and its mission, enabling it to better serve the global cycling community. Through its membership, Standert aims to advocate for greater visibility of the cycling industry, champion innovation, and promote a greener, more sustainable future for all.



Cooltra is the leading company in sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels in Europe. Born in Barcelona 17 years ago and co-founded by the entrepreneur Timo Buetefisch, it is currently present in 7 European countries (France, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and Poland), and has a workforce of close to 400 employees. Cooltra has a fleet of more than 20,000 vehicles, of which 85% are electric. The company offers shared mobility services with moped and electric bike rentals by the minute in 9 European cities to more than 2 million users, as well as daily and monthly renting services for individuals, companies, and public administrations. Cooltra has recently introduced a new business line: shared public bicycles for municipalities.

Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Subscribe to our newsletter