Nothing rides like a Gazelle
For more than 130 years Gazelle has produced the highest-quality, most comfortable, lightweight bikes possible. Our focus on thoughtful design and technical innovation are inspired by our love of cycling, and a belief that bicycles should be a part of daily life. Our bikes feature low step-through frames to allow easy use by everyone, powerful and reliable mid-drive motors to get you where you need to go, and come complete with everything you need such as fenders, racks, lights, bells, locks and kickstands.
Here at Gazelle, we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the ride, because Nothing rides like a Gazelle.
Royal Dutch Gazelle
Royal Dutch Gazelle employs around 450 people worldwide. In Dieren, the Netherlands, we produce over 300,000 bikes a year. This makes Gazelle the market leader in the Netherlands. Quality has been at the forefront since our founding in 1892. More recently, in 1996, Gazelle’s production process was certified to the ISO-9001 standard.
We are proud of our “Royal” title, which was awarded to us by Princess Margriet in honor of our 100th anniversary in 1992. This distinction further serves to cement our commitment to innovation and our pursuit to make cycling more enjoyable and accessible for everyone.
At Gazelle, we produce bikes of unique quality and appearance with a minimum of weight and maximum comfort. Our mission is to make cycling easy and fun for everyone. This is why we strive to continue to promote smart Dutch design and technical innovation. Dutchies are probably the most critical customer of all when it comes to bikes. Therefore, we are confident that our bikes deliver exactly what cyclists around the world dream of.
History of Gazelle bikes
Gazelle had a lot to celebrate in 1992. It was the year of Gazelle’s 100th anniversary, our 8 millionth bike rolled off the production line, and the Netherlands’ Princess Margriet awarded Gazelle the “Royal” title in honor of our 100 years in business. This honor served to reinforce our already unwavering dedication to the design and production of bicycles that make cycling easier, more accessible, and more fun for everyone.
On April 7, 1999, Gazelle’s 10 millionth bicycle was made and Prince Willem Alexander helped to put the finishing touches on it during its final assembly.
We continued to grow, and on October 31, 2005, we lauded the production of our 12 millionth Gazelle bicycle. This was extra special to us as the bike was the Gazelle Easy Glider and was the very first Gazelle to introduce electronic pedal assist technology into the Gazelle line-up.
The 13 millionth Gazelle made its way into the world in 2008, and the 14 millionth followed close behind in December of 2012. The final assembly of our 14 millionth Gazelle bicycle was a celebratory event, attended by Princess Margiet herself.
Here at Gazelle, we are proud of how far we’ve come and where we’re headed. We’ll continue to make stylish, safe, comfortable bicycles that are built for your daily life and the long haul.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainability is important to us at Royal Dutch Gazelle. Along every step of the process, we ask ourselves, “What impact will this create?”
How will our products affect people, the environment, and society? Gazelle is committed to finding and implementing the best, most sustainable solutions in manufacturing. Our current company practices and outside collaborations with other industry leaders mean that we are always looking for better practices and new innovations in sustainability. We want to make the world a better place for all of us and a better place to ride bikes.
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