National flagship: relocated to Asia, Mercier bikes will take up residence in the Ardennes

National flagship: relocated to Asia, Mercier bikes will take up residence in the Ardennes

It may be a return of “Made in France”. Mercier bikes, born in the Loire 100 years ago, had been relocated to Asia. They will now be relocated to France, reports France 3, Tuesday February 2.

National flagship: relocated to Asia, Mercier bikes will take up residence in the Ardennes

Mercier bikes are a part of French sports history. This true national flagship, born 100 years ago in the Loire, had been relocated to Asia. But good news: it will be relocated in France, highlights France 3, Tuesday February 2. 270 jobs will also be created in the Ardennes by 2026. The noise of machines will resonate again in Revin (Ardennes) to produce these famous bikes on which the rider Raymond Poulidor was perched.

Delighted inhabitants

The latter also explained spending 2 hours cleaning his dear bike to pamper and maintain it. In Revin, the inhabitants are delighted with the project. A resident believes that the positions to be filled could interest her son-in-law. “We are all happy to see that there will be more than 200 jobs created”, adds another. It is a new lease of life for this territory which was devastated in particular because of several plant closures.