September 26, 2022 – In December 2021, bol.com and Cycloon reached an agreement on a majority stake of bol.com in Cycloon. The Dutch authority for Consumers & Markets approved this strategic partnership in May, after which the transaction was completed. Now, as of last week – and after much careful testing – Cycloon is now delivering bol.com packages across the Netherlands by cargo bike. Packages from bol.com are gradually flowing into Cycloon’s delivery routes.
Cycloon and bol.com want to make delivery both sustainable and more social, and by working together, these two companies are accelerating this ambition. As the delivery of parcels with cargo bikes is emission-free and helps keep residential areas safe, Cycloon's bicycle couriers make the difference in this as they deliver parcels throughout the Netherlands. Cycloon employs hundreds of people with a (former) distance from the labor market – and within the last twenty years, Cycloon has grown into the largest sustainable and social bicycle network in the world.
Cycloon-red and bol.com-blue Cycloon operates in more than sixty cities in the Netherlands and that number will continue to grow. The partnership between Cycloon and bol.com is visually reinforced by the fact that both brands are visible on some of the cargo bikes. The logos of these are white, and the recognizable Cycloon red and bol.com blue provide great recognition in the streetscape. At the same time, Cycloon has also developed a completely new corporate identity and will continue to exist as an independent brand on, for example, cargo bikes, clothing and other expressions.
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Cycloon is the leader in green and social delivery. Cycloon's mission is to set the delivery market in motion, so that it becomes greener and more social. Based on this mission, Cycloon took the initiative in 2016 to set up a national bicycle courier network and now delivers to more than 60 cities. Thus, a nationwide parcel service with about 950 bicycle couriers became a reality. In addition, Cycloon employs 650 mail deliverers with a (former) distance from the labor market. For more information: www.cycloon.eu