🠈 United Wheels HK 🠊
United Wheels HK
United Wheels is a China based holding company that owns bicycle manufacturing facilities and popular bike brands including Huffy, Niner Bikes, Batch Bicycles, Royce Union, VAAST Bikes and Buzz E-Bikes. They ship more than 5 million bicycles annually.
Huffy Corporation began outsourcing manufacturing to Chinese based companies in the 1990s. Huffy declared bankruptcy in 2004.
In OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) relations, one tends to de-emphasize the name of the manufacturer while promoting the brand name.
As is often the case, I could not find good information on who purchased the intellectual property in the bankruptcy sale. I suspect that it was the OEM that manufactured bikes in Hong Kong. Huffy owned the brands Huffy, Batch Bicycles, Royce Union, and Buzz E-Bikes
The holding company registered the domain unitedwheels.com in 2012. I could not find the business records for UWHK.
- Huffy Corporation declared bankruptcy and sold its IP.
- 2012: United Wheel registered the domain unitedwheels.com.
- 2018: UWHK acquired Niner Bikes based in Fort Collins, Co.
- Single Tracks - UWHK acquires Niner (Drawn 7/27/2022)
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