History

 

Puch, the bicycle brand that has been inspired by and for cyclists for more than 120 years. 

This was also the idea of ​​the founder Johann Puch (1862-1914). In 1889 Johann Puch started a small workplace under the name "Fahrradfabrikation Straucherstrasse 18a" in Graz, Austria. In the years between 1890 and 1895, the affordable quality of the bikes proved its success! In the meantime, the bicycles are also sold outside Austria under the name "Styria". In 1899, after successful years, the company "J. Puch - Erste Steiermärkische Fahrradfabrik AG” was formed in Graz. The success story of the Puch bikes was born! 

The 100,000th bicycle was already assembled in 1908. In addition to the introduction of gears on bicycles, people continued to look for improvements and details. Already in 1914 there was a factory on Puchstrasse 85 in Graz (Austria) where 1.100 employees were working to produce 16,000 bicycles, 300 motorcycles and 300 cars.

In 1928 the company merges with Austro Daimler-Werken in Wiener Neustadt. This gives the company the name "Austro-Daimler-Puchwerke". This created the opportunity to develop very exclusive and luxurious models. This resulted in models with the name "Silber Rad" that are still known today. Also the  "Panther Rad" model produced in 1938 is a household name among these models. 

In 1978 the first sports and leisure bikes were created, which stem from aerodynamic components that perfectly matched the objective of producing lightweight bikes. As a result, Puch also opened its doors to cycle racing in 1978. Well-known names for cycle racing in Austria back then were Rudolf Mitteregger, Harald Maier, Hans Lienhart and Leo Karner.

For more information about the history of Puch have a look on this Facebook page. 

The history of Puch is also available as a book of more than 400 pages!

In 1987, Puch was even taken over by Bianchi Italy.

Since 1997, Puch has been part of Europe's largest bicycle group Cycleurope, with an annual production of more than 1 million bicycles and a distribution to 60 countries around the world.


A bicycle remains a bicycle, but of course much has changed! With the right bike you can enjoy the fresh air outside, go to your work or make great trips. 

That is why our bicycles for our 2019 collections still have an excellent price/quality ratio and are equipped with the very latest components from our suppliers. Also each model is specifically composed for the right target group. Affordable customization! 

Whether you are looking for a sporty hybrid, a decent city bike, an electric bike, a retro transport bike or a lifestyle product, the Puch collection offers all facets for years of safe and comfortable cycling pleasure.

We wish you lots of driving pleasure. 


PUCH.MOVES in 2019!