Accell Bisiklet is located in Manisa; some 35 km from Izmir. Photo: Accell Bisiklet.
A Turkish subsidiary of the Dutch Accell Group - Accell Bisiklet A.S. – is responsible for the most exports. Accell Bisiklet (1992) established in Manisa, close to İzmir, is the biggest bicycle producer in Turkey. The company produces Carraro, Ghost, Lapierre and other licensed branded bikes for the Turkish market and a wide range of bicycles for the European market. Accell Bisiklet is also distributor of XLC and other exclusive brand parts & accessories in Turkey. Since 2011 Accell Bisiklet is a member of Accell Group.
Most of Turkey’s bicycle exports are going to Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain
Accell Bisiklet was responsible for 67 percent of the country's total 2018 bicycle export. Industry association BISED data makes clear that the value of Accell Group’s Turkish export stood at about 23 million euro which relates to an average value per exported bike of 122.60 euro. Another Turkish maker and exporter is Korel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret. In addition to complete bikes, this company is also a volume-maker of alloy bike and e-bike frames.
E-bike export to EU started
In the first half of 2019, Turkey-based manufacturers have been able to expand their export further. Although not by the big percentage as in 2018; but the increase in export to the EU markets was sizeable at 34 percent, making a total of 174,000 units.
What’s most noteworthy during that period – and for the first time – is that the export of e-bikes is becoming noteworthy. In the first half of 2019 5,350 electric bicycles were exported: more than five times the number of the previous half year. Value-wise the increase must be even bigger; but exact data on that is not available.