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De Fietsfabriek – Where are they now?


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De Fietsfabriek, based in the Netherlands, is one of the oldest and best known names in carrier bikes, cargo bicycles  and bakfietsen, offering a number of 2-wheel and 2-wheel models.  Sadly, earlier this year, De Fietsfabriek was reported in the news to be bankrupt, having accumulated unmanageable debt.  However, their website is up and running and we have heard anecdotally that they have received new investment and a new lease on life.

De Fietsfabriek makes a 3-wheel bakfiets, as well as a number of 2-wheel bakfiets models.  They also make bikes, such as the Filibus, which are city-type bikes with large cargo baskets. Among 2-wheel bakfiets, the Model 994 is probably their best known model.  They also have the more modern looking Model 995 and Model 996.

The question is of course, how did De Fietsfabriek end up bankrupt?  Perhaps they cannot compete well with both cheaper bikes from brands like Babboe and more modern looks, such as those from Gazelle and Zigo.

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Filibus from De Fietsfabriek

Filibus from De Fietsfabriek

We are interested to hear anything about the current status of De Fietsfabriek, how they ended up bankrupt, and if and how they have come out of it.

Please post your comments here.

 

 

Addendum: 03/30/31

Someone just wrote us the following:

Hi,I recently bought a bike from De Fietsfabriek in Antalya, Turkey but don’t get excited they closed the shop last week. They have a nice new website www.bisikletfabrikasi.com.trand still have a factory in Ankara I think. The company claim to be opening again in Turkey but I really wouldn’t believe a word that they say, they are full of lies and false promises in my experience.
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