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MERIDA bikes honored Gold and Silver in 2015 Taiwan Excellence Awards


MERIDA bikes honored Gold and Silver in 2015 Taiwan Excellence Awards

After being selected previously to be among the best 28 of 1155 items of Taiwan-made products from various industries, the final result of 23rd edition of “Taiwan Excellence Gold & Silver Awards” just came out these days. MERIDA is the big winner with two products awarded, including:

  • REACTO, “The Road World Champion’s bike”: Taiwan Excellence Gold Award, the highest glory (as the only one from Taiwan bike industry).
  • ONE-TWENTY, “dual suspension marathon mountain bike”: Silver Award.

The “Taiwan Excellence Award” is a Taiwan-made product competition, which the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) entrusts Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to host. The criteria of this competition is based on the R&D, design, quality, and marketing of the products made in Taiwan. The winners of the most prestigious Gold Award represent the most overall outstanding performances among those criteria, which means having the highest level in product innovation value, customer demand-oriented, technology and life demand integrated, and also they even hold an international leading position.

At the very beginning, there were totally 1,155 entries (products) submitted from 448 companies of various industries participating in this year’s competition. 91 local and international experts set up the jury for this product completion. Based on the key indicators of product R&D, design, quality, and marketing of the products made in Taiwan, the jury seriously examine each individual product. After evaluating and discussing thoroughly at the first stage, there were 489 pieces of products from 215 companies selected and titled with “2015 Taiwan Excellence Award”. Then, the jury nominated the best 28 products from those 489 Taiwan Excellence Award winners to enter into the final stage of the completion – the “2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold & Silver Award”, in which most of them derived from the high-tech electronic industry of Taiwan and another 2 honorable products presented from MERIDA as mentioned above.

The final result has finally come out on April 22: Merely 10 master pieces have been selected and honored with the most prestigious Taiwan Excellence Gold Award, while the other 18 products are respectively titled as Silver Award. Among the first, MERIDA’s flag-ship aerodynamic road bike REACTO, which was specially designed for the 2013 Road World Championship winner, Rui Costa. Additionally, the dual suspension mountain bike ONE-TWENTY is titled with the Silver Award.