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SPANNINGA IS TURNING 100!

Spanninga is turning 100 and this will be celebrated!

Retrospective
Founded in 1918, the company has always been family-run. With its headquarters in Joure (Friesland, The Netherlands), the company was originally specialized as goldsmith in jewellery. The quality and refinement of Spanninga’s work has been rewarded by the distinguished title of ‘Purveyor of the Royal Household of the Netherlands” within four years, an honour which the company is still enjoying almost a century later. But the birth of Spanninga in the bicycle industry came a decade later with the first metal automotive lights, which were soon followed by pioneering technologies like the silver plated optical blocs, and of course bicycle rear light with patented bayonet fittings. And now culminated into ‘state of the art’ bike lighting with the best optics combined with the latest COB LED and laser technology.

Since its entrance in the bicycle sector, the only goal of Spanninga has been to bring safety of the cyclist up to another level. And this value crossed the Dutch borders within the years with the acquisition of several subsidiaries in Europe and in Asia, making of the Spanninga Group one of the leaders in bicycle safety in the world.

Events
Throughout 2018, we will celebrate the occasion, from the many milestones achieved over the previous 100 years, to the future and achieving our vision of pioneering safety.

A celebration party bringing together and honouring all the people who have supported us (and more…) will be organised, as well as limited editions of products, a commemorating book, charity events or parties at trade-shows and a lot more during the whole year.

Ready for another century
This 100-year heritage and the trust that customers put in the name Spanninga keep us striving for the next challenges, and pursuing the limitless possibilities of light. That is the core spirit of Spanninga. Pioneering safety. For the next 100 years.

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ENJOY THE SPOTLIGHT TOUR WITH A SPANNINGA LIGHT

This Christmas season, the Museum in Joure organizes for the second year in a row the Spotlight Tour. And as the name already suggests, this is a tour completely in the dark! Equipped with a Spanninga light, visitors view and admire all the beautiful art treasures in the museum. And that’s probably more than you would expect, because even the old ice skates of the Spanninga family are exhibited! After a warm welcome with a drink and something sweet, the tour will start at 5pm and will take around 1h to finish.

Information about the Spotlight Tour, tickets, dates and prices can be found HERE.

BEST TESTED: SPANNINGA BICYCLE LIGHTS!

TestKees, mainly known for his work for the Dutch interest group Fietsersbond and an authority when it comes to bicycles and accessories, executed a large test this fall with headlamps and rearlights from many different brands. From this test Spanninga turned out to be the big winner and some of our lights stepped up in a very positive way:

Axendo 60 : BEST DEAL (in the category dynamo headlamps)

Axendo 60 USB : BEST TESTED (in the category headlamps with rechargeable battery)

Elips : BEST TESTED (in the category dynamo rearlights)

Duxo : BEST TESTED (in the category battery rearlights)

We are – of course – very proud about this beautiful result!
Related articles and test results can be found here below:

TIME FLIES AS SPANNINGA CELEBRATES 99TH ANNIVERSARY

We are delighted to celebrate our 99th anniversary, feeling younger as ever as we bring the most actual and innovative technologies on the market!

We count the days till 2018, which will be a booming year! For now, we will keep the champagne bottled and look forward to next year, while we silently make a toast to all our partners who made this jubilee possible.

 

SPANNINGA FRONT LIGHTS ON 2 AWARDED BICYCLES!

On April 3rd, the RAI Netherlands announced the 3 winning bicycles of the annual Dutch ‘Fiets van het Jaar’ awards. And 2 of these award-winning bicycles are equipped with Spanninga front lights. We are, of course, very proud of this nice score and with the conclusions of the jury.

In this LinkedIn article you will find information about the award-winning bicycles and the Dutch ‘Fiets van het Jaar’ awards.

STUNNING TEST RESULTS FOR THE AXENDO 40 & 60 USB

RADtouren, one of the leading German bicycle magazines, tested the AXENDO 40 USB and AXENDO 60 USB LED headlamps and came with very positive and enthusiastic results. The test editors were impressed not only by the burn time of both headlamps, but also by the bright light beam and clear light rays on the road. The AXENDO 60 USB is even mentioned as one of the best headlamps in its price range. A result of which we are very proud!

The article in RADtouren can be found HERE

BOPP IS BACK

Spanninga is following on from the BOPP set launched 2 years ago with a second generation model. BOPP 2.0 in some new and trendy colours, varying from pastel sweet and soft hues to vibrant pop and bright shades. Keeping its unique O look, but with an improved optical technique. Cute and small, the BOPP 2.0 will not only become an essential additional light for all kind of outdoor activities at night, it also makes a stylish accessory with its trendy colour palette. BOPP 2.0 is available in 10 colours presented in a funny and handy in-shop display ball.

More info on the BOPP 2.0 set can be found HERE

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