18 Oct 2022

CIE warmly welcomes three new members this month: Classified, Pytes and Model Fifteen. With each active in different areas within the cycling industry, we're thrilled to welcome these companies that share the same passion and goal to bring cycling to the next level. Not a member of CIE? Learn more about CIE membership here!



Classified’s mission is to provide next level experiences in the cycling ecosystem by providing game-changing shifting and drivetrain technology. Classified is the Belgian - Dutch company behind the innovative Powershift technology and is located in Antwerp (Belgium) and Eindhoven (the Netherlands). Classified’s product range is available from selected bicycle manufacturers and through a network of certified dealers.

Former World Champion Tom Boonen and Anna Van Der Breggen as well as multiple Grand Tour stage winner André Greipel and Marcel Kittel are amongst some of the more prominent investors of Classified.



Pytes was founded in 2004. The company has been specialising in battery manufacturing for many years and has a capacity of over 1.82 Gwh per year and over 1000 employees worldwide. In 2021, Pytes became the No.1 E-Bike company in the US market. As the most important customer of Samsung, Panasonic and LG, it gets the latest products first without experiencing any delays in supply.

Pytes supplies battery packs, motors, controllers, displays and other peripherals for Ebikes. The company has three manufacturing plants in Shandong (China), Vietnam and Hungary, allowing for uninterrupted deliveries without the hassle of customs. The European branch is located in the Netherlands and there is also an after-sales team in Germany.


Model Fifteen

Model Fifteen is a Business Intelligence, Market & Geomarketing Analytics consultancy that helps businesses acquire a competitive advantage through data, manage their business more efficiently, identify threats and opportunities faster, strategize and plan ahead.

In this brave new data-driven world where enormous amounts of data are available, related to internal processes and performances but also external environments and forces, choosing the right data at the right time is key to business success. Creating, planning, and executing a winning Data Strategy is more important than ever.

Model Fifteen supports its clients with data in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Product & Portfolio Development, Digital Analytics, as well as Geomarketing & Location Intelligence.

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