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Be a part of our history
Our Monark Cargo bikes have a long history, and it all started in two Swedish villages beginning of the last century. The first Kroon bike was manufactured in 1910, in Vansbro. The Kroon tradition of robust and high quality bikes is still with us until today.
1910 - 1934
It all started
With two Swedish brands
About the same times as Kroon, Monark in Varberg was founded. Before taking the name Monark it was called Svenska Cykeldepoten. (The Swedish Bike depot) Birger Svensson founded Svenska cykeldpoten and he was later known a the Swedish Bicyle Monarch. The factory becomes a well-known business in Sweden and 1934 when celebrating 25 years, they changed the name to Svenska Cykelfabriken Monark. You can read more about our sister Monark here>>
1970 - 1995
Kroon became Monark
In the 1970's Monark purchased Kroon and the factory in Vansbro has been producing bikes under the Monark name ever since. Read more about our sister company Monark here>>
1995 was the year when we produced our first e-cargo bike, that was used by the Swedish postal service, Vi have been working closely with the Post for many years.
Monark Exercise AB
1996 Monark Exercise AB was founded, this is the name that the factory in Vansbro goes by until this day. Monark Exercise AB consists of two business areas, Monark Cargo and Monark Sports & Medical.
During 2009-2022 we were responsible for the distribution of Bianchi bikes in Sweden, Bianchi is since the summer 2022 responsible for their own distribution in the Nordic countries.
Monark Exercise is part of Cycleurope AB with Salvatore Grimaldi as owner. The group consists of brands such as Bianchi, Crescent, DBS, Everton, Gitane, Kildemoes, Monark, Peugeot, Puch, TEC and Spectra.
MONARK IN THE FUTURE
The clear change of direction created by the Last mile challenge in early 2020 has developed Monark Cargo into the leading E-Cargo supplier on the Nordic market. With a sustainable production trough our own factory and Swedish-made products, our ambitions to contribute to a more sustainable society has really succeeded.
Sustainable is as important as quality to us.
Read more about us and our work towards a sustainable future.