Bulgarian Leader 96 Takes Over Panther and Jaguar Brands

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria – After opening the company’s second production facility in Bulgaria last June in which some 6 million euro has been invested, Leader 96 OOD now announces that it has taken-over the German bicycle brands Panther and Jaguar from Panther International GmbH. The Panther and Jaguar brandnames have a long German and international history, […]

Leader 96 Aims for Regional Leadership in E-Bike Production

PLODIV, Bulgaria – Leader 96 presented its new Jaguar branded e-bike range at the Velofollies show in Belgian Kortrijk last month. Next to the opening of a new e-bike factory last summer this is the company’s next step to grow its market position, using the reputation of the recently acquired trademark Jaguar. Jaguar branded e-bikes […]

Finnish Investor Building Bulgarian Powerhouse in Bikes

BEGUNJE, Slovenia – It currently produces ski’s and sailing yachts but has been successful in bikes; Slovenian Elan d.o.o. As this company has been taken over by the owner of Bulgarian bike maker Leader 96 it raises the obvious question whether Elan bicycles will be brought back to life. In particular as its new owner, […]

Leader 96 Doubles OEM E-Bike Production Again

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria – Leader 96 Ltd is doubling its e-bike production in 2020. The Bulgarian OEM maker, which is at Eurobike: stand B2-502, is doing the same this year while it also doubled its e-bike production in 2018. The company is planning for next year a production of 100,000 e-bikes. Leader 96 operates two bike […]