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Velamos (1966–1979)

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One of the biggest factories in this country (daily production 150 bicycles) was founded by the Heinz brothers; the name Velamos was derived from the words VELocipedy (VelocipedesA (andMOtocyckly (Motorcycles) and Sou?ástky (Spare Parts).  After the communist coup d’état in February 1948, Velamos was nationalized, and in 1952 production of children’s Pionýr bicycles was begun, which continued up to 1979.

Producer Velamos Sobotín, Czechoslovakia