The SIMPLON family business, founded by Josef Hämmerle in Hard, on the banks of Lake Constance in Austria in 1961, develops high-quality, customized premium sports bikes in carbon, marketing them in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company manufactures around 16,000 bicycles each year. Despite its traditional roots, the business is strongly innovative, for instance producing new developments in carbon fibre technology. With a staff of around 45 people, SIMPLON guarantees manufacture at the highest level of quality, ensuring a unique position for the specialist supplier on the cycle market. Thanks to its sophisticated logistics system, the company delivers the bikes, individually assembled to meet customer requirements, to the dealers within only a few days. The management is still in the hands of the family. Andreas Hämmerle is predominantly responsible for development, and Christian Hämmerle manages production and customer service.