This is something to be proud of! When the boss of Bosch, Volkmar Denner, abandons his opulent sedan for an electrically assisted bicycle (VAE), it is on a Mustache Bikes that he pedals. A double consecration for the Vosges brand. First, because the automotive supplier has become the technological benchmark for motors and batteries for pedelecs. Second, because the European leaders in this market are German. A little Frenchman appreciated across the Rhine for his finish, this is rare. “Quality is what has guided us from the start,” underline the two co-founders of Mustache Bikes, Emmanuel Antonot and Grégory Sand.

With its very neat design, its handlebars in the shape of a mustache (hence its name), its impeccable equipment, Mustache Bikes has immediately positioned itself as a premium brand, with an average basket today around 3,000 euros. For the moment, this strategy is paying off, judging by the growth in turnover, as stiff as the Col du Galibier: 2.4 million euros in the first year, 20 million four years later and 62 millions today. And the company, based in Thaon-les-Vosges (88), north of Epinal, has been profitable from the start. “What we are most proud of is that we were able to create a hundred jobs here,” insists Emmanuel Antonot, undoubtedly thinking of Viskase, a large employer in the town which has relocated part of its workforce to Poland in 2019.

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Their adventure will delight all those who believe in France’s ability to rebuild its industrial fabric and, beyond, hope for the resilience of our economy after the crisis it is going through today. When the two friends presented their first prototype in 2011, we were not betting heavily on the future of European cycle manufacturers. Chinese imports were then wreaking havoc: thus the French Cycle Manufacture, one of the largest

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