wbia members

The World Bicycle Industry Association WBIA is a non-profit organization that was founded in December 2017 by the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI), the Bicycle Association Japan (BAJ), the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association (BPSA – now People for Bikes PFB) based in the US, and the Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA).

wbia members

The Bicycle Association Japan’s (BA Japan) goal is to contribute to creating a society in which bicycles can fully demonstrate their primary benefits—namely convenience, health and environmental friendliness—by vigorously promoting the manufacture, supply and sales of safe, environmentally friendly bicycles that provide a sense of security through the concerted efforts of manufacturers and distributors while at the same time widely championing the importance of bicycle maintenance, observing traffic rules and manners, and securing sufficient space for cyclists and other matters.

The BA Japan was founded on February 19th, 1948 and currently has 104 regular members and 232 supporting/special supporting members.

Its main activities are:

(1) Safety Measures

Ensuring bicycle safety is the most important task for all of us in the industry. The Associationʼs top priority is to raise the profile of its two mark certification systems (BAA and SBAA mark certification systems for general bicycles and sports bicycles respectively), which the Association manages as its core safety measures.

(2) Public Relations

1) Public Relations for BAA Mark

2) Public Relations for SBAA Mark

3) Others

The Association hosts, sponsors and supports many different events for promoting the use and safety of bicycles, including Cycle Aid Japan, which aims to assist reconstruction efforts in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, in addition to encouraging the effective use of bicycles.

Website: http://www.jitensha-kyokai.jp/

People for Bikes with its Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) Trade Association Committee is an association of suppliers of bicycles, parts, accessories and services in the United States of America (USA). The association leads industry initiatives in legal and governmental affairs and safety issues, is the leading resource for bicycle statistical data, and provides regular networking and educational forums for members.

Its goals are:

  • To provide the tools and resources that improve the efficiency and productivity of its members in the service they provide to the specialty bicycle retailer.
  • To provide programs benefiting its members and contributing to the understanding of their role in the industry.
  • To work with other industry groups and government entities for the benefit of our membership.

Website: www.peopleforbikes.org

CONEBI is the European association representing the Bicycle, the Electrically Power Assist Cycles and the Parts & Accessories Industries in Europe. CONEBI is a leading European association whose members are the national Bicycle Industry associations in the European Union. EU companies are members of the mentioned national Bicycle Industry associations.

CONEBI represents its Member associations before the EU and international institutions: this is done by maintaining regular contacts with European and International policy makers and regulatory authorities, as well as with other leading industry bodies and associations that pursue similar objectives.

Website: www.conebi.eu

The Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA) was founded on December 21st, 1992. It was established based on the mutual expectation of Taiwan’s bicycle industry; it creates new opportunity, builds consensus, and unifies counterparts for the industry to develop Taiwan as the global supply center of high-end bicycles. Besides, it continuously enhances innovation and serves global customers.

That “Think Cycling, Think Taiwan” impresses consumers. The Association is not only the industrial exchange platform but also the support for the growth and development of all partners.

Previewing the bicycle industry, our target is to shape the island of Taiwan into a Cycling island, and the efforts are three-faceted, including:

  1. Turn Taiwan into the global R&D, innovation, production, supply center for high-end bicycles;
  2. Build Taiwan into a cycling paradise, and continued to improve the riding environment and promote cycling culture;
  3. Build friendly cities, promote public bicycle systems, to reduce carbon emission and alleviate traffic congestion problem

Website: www.tba-cycling.org

Profile:

All India Cycle Manufacturers’ Association (AICMA) was established in 1984 as a non – p
rofit organisation under the Act at New Delhi
It’s an apex organisation of major Bicycle Manufacturers of India (more than 90 % share)

Roles and Responsibility:

Promotes interest of its Members
Champions noble cause of cycling in India and abroad
Advocates, catalyses and coordinates overall growth and development of the Bicycle value chain in India with the Governments & other stakeholders.
Acts as a Bicycle think – tank of India for spearheading innovation, transformation & global reforms
Facilitates building up of Bicycle friendly eco-system in India

AICMA’s Motto:

“All for cycling: cycles for all”

AICMA’s Slogan:

“We market core cycling benefits and marketing Bicycles is incidental for us”

Website: http://aicma.org/

The National Association for Development of Bicycle and Motorcycle Industry (NADBM) of the Russian Federation

NADBM is a non-profit organization which goal is to promote and facilitate the spread of bicycle, e-bike and motorcycle transport in Russia; solve the problems of the industry on economic, technical and legislative grades, in terms of research and development, manufacturing and application, through the close work with government agencies and industry associations at national, European and global scales.
One of the main priorities of the United Nations is to “achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.” Improving people’s well-being continues to be one of the main focuses of the UN. The global understanding of development has changed over the years, and countries now have agreed that sustainable development – development that promotes prosperity and economic opportunities, greater social well-being, and protection of the environment – offers the best path forward for improving the lives of people everywhere. And bicycle is one of the greatest tools of sustainable development. Cycling is a great personal and social benefit. Active transportation improves our health and the health of our communities. It lowers our healthcare costs. Bike riding uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution-free mode of transport. Bikes reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars. Bicycles are more affordable to run. While only 10% of the world’s population can afford a car, an estimated 80% of people can afford a bike.
Being one of the founding Nations of the UN, a member of Security council, Russia takes the work within United Nations framework as one of the key objectives of its foreign policy, which is reflected in the Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. Representing Russia in WBIA, NADBM will do its best to make the voice of WBIA, as the global representation of bicycle industry, to be heard at meetings in the United Nations and other international organizations.

Website: http://narvmi.ru/

The Association was founded on August 16, 1982 in order to strengthen the National Bicycle Industry both nationally and internationally. It has 12 regular members. Currently the ANAFABI (National Association of Bicycle Manufacturers, A.C.), represents 80% of the national bicycle producers in Mexico.

MISSION:

Promote the development and global competitiveness of the bicycle industry based on a comprehensive cooperation based on ethical rights and principles that strengthen commercial relations both nationally and internationally.

Promote the use of the bicycle by working with various authorities and groups to motivate the population to achieve a healthy life and improve the environment.

VIEW:

Introduce mexican producers in the process of globalization as the leading body of the National Bicycle Industry recognized for strengthening the cooperation and development of our country worldwide.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

We have streamlined the manufacturing processes by strengthening a horizontal integration in order to achieve a better price and quality in Bicycles and their parts, promoting national integration that allows us to continue making Bicycles proudly MADE IN MEXICO.

The members of the ANAFABI have achieved these goals and currently the manufacturers are producing approximately 2 million bicycles annually in their varieties of mountain, juvenile, child and route, giving work to more than 3,000 people.

Website: http://www.anafabi.com.mx/

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