Protanium GmbH

Schiffbaustrassse 2

CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 (0)44 806 84 84

eMail: info@protanium.ch

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History

The Vogelsanger family’s Wimex AG trading company starts to import children’s and youth bikes from Taiwan for the Swiss market.

1992

Karin Vogelsanger takes over as CEO of Wimex AG.

1999

Wimex AG starts developing its own models in the bike categories mountain bike, city bike, children's bicycles and youth bikes and has them manufactured by partners in Taiwan and China. In 2010, the first own pedelecs complete the offer.

2002

Protanium is founded in Denmark by the designer Brian Hoehl and the inventor Lars Munksoe.

2006

Protanium develops the first removable pedelec battery that is built into the frame. The design is protected by international patents.

2007

The Accell Group acquires a majority stake in Protanium and expands the company as a standalone development and design business for pedelecs. Relocation to the Netherlands.

2008

Protanium’s built-in battery solution wins the Eurobike Award. Further awards include the Taipei Cycle Award, the IF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award, and the German Design Award.

2011

Wimex AG enters into collaboration with Protanium and launches Diavelo distribution in Switzerland.

2013

To strengthen sales activities, Diavelo Schweiz AG is founded as a sister company of Wimex AG.

2016

Protanium presents the Pininfarina Evoluzione e-bike, which wins numerous design awards.

2017

Opening of the world's first Diavelo Concept Store in Zurich under the direction of Diavelo Schweiz AG.

2018

Acquisition of Protanium and Diavelo by Karin Vogelsanger, founding of Protanium GmbH, based in Switzerland.

2019