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Royal guest gives extra sparkle to 100 years jubilee party!

In a symposium about road safety, Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven – Member of the Royal household and honorary chairman of Fonds Slachtofferhulp – will debate some important issues with renowned speakers.

The program will start with a spectacular opening by well-known local singer Iris Kroes. After the symposium, the party continues with music and drinks.

Feike Spanninga is also pleased to introduce at this occasion a commemorative book for this special 100 years anniversary about the rich history of the family and the company. The book will be offered for sale, from which all revenues will be donated to Fonds Slachtofferhulp.

Spanninga’s 100 year celebration’s official date is known!

As part of the 100 year’s festivities, a special celebration including a symposium and special guests will be organised on October 3rd at Spanninga premises in Joure. An exclusive programme – which is still kept secret – will entertain cheerful guests the whole afternoon followed by a dinner party for family & staff. And it is no big surprise that Feike Spanninga invited Reitse Spanninga, his nephew and well-known top chef, to take care of all culinary aspects during that celebration.

« I’m really proud of the family history of Spanninga and honoured that I can be part of this festive year » says Reitse. His personal motto « Good food is a source of happiness » will definitely help to get the party started.


Spanninga is turning 100 and this will be celebrated!

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.

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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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.


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:


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.



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.