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Jun
2021
19

Manufacturers can’t keep up with the exploding bicycle demand

If you’re looking to buy a bicycle this summer, you may be out of luck. 

A cycling boom sparked last year during the coronavirus pandemic has continued into 2021, creating short supply across the nation. Manufacturers are struggling to supply bikes to an exploding customer base of people newly eager to enjoy the outdoors.

The shortage is leaving business owners with little or nothing in stock — and customers with few options.

Jason Dohrmann, who owns Summit Ski & Cycle in Los Angeles, said he has never seen a bike shortage like this before. Dohrmann told CBS News correspondent Nichelle Medina that his store ran out of bikes last year. 

“We’re definitely not making that much money, but we’re just making enough to survive right now,” Dohrmann said.

Dohrmann said he thinks he won’t have bikes to sell until next year. Until then, he is switching gears and focusing on bike repairs when he can get parts. 

“Bikes would have to sit here for an extra couple of weeks just waiting on a part when usually we get it done in one day,” he said.

Dohrmann’s problem is similar across the U.S. During the pandemic, bicycle makers said they slowed down production because people were forced to stay indoors. But once COVID-19 restrictions started to lift, demand for bikes skyrocketed and manufacturers have yet to catch up, one analyst said. 

Bicycle sales grew 55% between December 2020 and February 2021 when compared to that same period in 2019, said Matt Powell, senior industry advisor and vice president at market research firm NPD Group. Bike sales are part of a larger trend of Americans buying more outdoor equipment this summer, Powell told CBS News. 

“We’re seeing camp furniture, grills, coolers, hammocks, recreational tents, all very strong,” he said. “And then, of course, the cycling business has been outstanding.”

Apr
2020
30

PPG AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS OEM – PPG

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PPG Automotive OEM Coatings: Innovative Solutions for Automotive Manufacturers

Since its start in 1924, PPG’s automotive OEM coatings has been at the forefront of innovation, combining expertise in coatings and special effects technologies with analysis of industry trends to aid automakers around the world in enhancing the image and identity of their vehicle brands.

PPG was the first to introduce breakthrough automotive coating technologies such as, cathodic electrocoat, powder clearcoat, compact paint systems and factory-applied spray-in bedliners. The company continues its innovation leadership, as demonstrated by the many awards its products receive, such as the Automotive News PACE Award, the R&D 100 Award and the Market Engineering and Design Award.

 Visit PPG’s Automotive OEM Coatings Web Site





Business Executives

Rebecca B. Liebert, Senior Vice President, Automotive Coatings

Diane Kappas, Vice President, Automotive OEM Coatings, Americas

Vincent Robin, President, PPG Asia/Pacific and Vice President, Automotive Coatings, Asia/Pacific

Roald Johannsen, Vice President, Automotive Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Business Headquarters

PPG Automotive Technology Center

5875 New King Court

Troy, MI 48098-2692

Tel: 248-641-2000

FAX: 248-641-2233

Trade Media Contact

Mike Millar

248-641-2237
millar@ppg.com

Web Site

ppgautocoatings.com

Principal Operations

PPG operates automotive OEM coating facilities worldwide with manufacturing sites located in every region.


Manufacturing Facilities

North America
  • Adrian, Michigan
  • Circleville, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Strongsville, Ohio
  • San Juan del Rio, Mexico


South America

Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Weingarten, Germany
  • Wuppertal, Germany
  • Quattordio, Italy
  • Caivano, Italy
  • Valladolid, Spain
  • Valencia, Spain


Asia Pacific

  • Busan, South Korea
  • Cheonan, South Korea
  • Tianjin, China
  • Wuhu, China

Key Facts


  • PPG was the first to introduce breakthrough automotive coating technologies, such as cathodic electrocoat, also known as “e-coat.”
  • Products like PPG ENVIRO-PRIME® 7000 Super High Throw e-coat provide increased corrosion protection and reduced overall costs for our OEM customers.
  • PPG B1:B2™ compact paint system enables the customer to reduce the number of steps necessary to paint a vehicle by eliminating the primer layer. This eliminates the dedicated primer booth and all related processing.
  • PPG ANDARO® tint dispersions achieve a deep, pure and more chromatic color space than do traditional pigments, helping accentuate the feature lines and design characteristics of the vehicle.
  • PPG CERAMICLEAR® clearcoat has set a new standard for combined resistance to scratches, mars and acid etch. This clearcoat is the first to use nanoparticle technology and is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Automotive News PACE award, the R&D 100 award and the Market Engineering and Design award to name just a very few.
  • PPG DURABED® Sprayable Bedliner is the world’s first OEM-applied, high performance spray-on truck bedliner.

Enviro-Prime, Andaro, Ceramiclear and Durabed are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Mar
2020
29

Car manufacturers | Automotive technology and manufacturing


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Markets we serve

  • Autonomy
  • Connectivity
  • Electrification 
  • Smart tech





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Innovation



  • 2019 Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award  
  • 2019, 2017 Automotive News PACE Award Finalist 
  • 2018 China Automobile and Parts Innovation Award 
  • 2017 CLEPA Innovation Awards (x2) 
  • 2016 General Motors Supplier of the Year Innovation Award  
  • 2016 China Automobile and Parts Industry Development and Innovation Awards – Technology Innovation Award 

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Supplier excellence



  • 2019 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award 
  • 2019 Varroc Supplier Quality Award 
  • 2018 Magneti Marelli Motherson Overall Excellence Award 
  • 2018, 2017 Automotive News Top Supplier (#73) 
  • 2017, 2016 General Motors Supplier of the Year  
  • 2016 Ford World Excellence Award 

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Commercial awards



  • 2018 Knorr-Bremse Commercial Performance Award 
  • 2016 AISIN Cost Improvement Award 

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Certification awards



  • 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Ford Q1 Award  
  • 2016 General Motors BIQS Award 

  • 2019 Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award  
  • 2019, 2017 Automotive News PACE Award Finalist 
  • 2018 China Automobile and Parts Innovation Award 
  • 2017 CLEPA Innovation Awards (x2) 
  • 2016 General Motors Supplier of the Year Innovation Award  
  • 2016 China Automobile and Parts Industry Development and Innovation Awards – Technology Innovation Award 
  • 2019 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award 
  • 2019 Varroc Supplier Quality Award 
Feb
2018
22

Automotive Internet Manufacturers, Inc.

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