Bicycles. Canyon Bicycles GmbH from Koblenz is the most successful direct seller of high-quality bicycles - not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. Now company founder Roman Arnold wants to conquer the US market with his special business model.
No matter what the future holds: Roman Arnold will probably remember the years 2015 and 2016 even when he retires. At first, things didn't run smoothly in the new production hall, which cost 20 million euros. The bikes arrived at the customers too late. Massive protests followed. Arnold apologized in a public letter printed in trade journals. When in 2016 the company finally returned to peace and quiet and the entrepreneur wanted to deal with the topic of US expansion, the next blow came: prostate cancer - the company boss had to take a break.
In the meantime Arnold has recovered from the illness, even if he still has to step back a little. But he has time to talk about the turbulent years of growth, which made him the boss and majority shareholder of a very special company with a turnover of 185 million euros (2016);