How do you pick your manufacturing partners?
We pick our manufacturing partners very carefully and ensure that we have direct contact with them. This is not a matter of course, as many companies in the bicycle industry engage production agents, who handle manufacturing on behalf of the bike brand. For us, the following criteria are critical:
- Many years of expertise, highest quality and innovative strength
- Adequate production capacity
- Experience and dependability as a supplier in the bicycle industry
- Open access to the production facilities, meaning our quality manager is able to see everything on site
- Adherence to the relevant national regulations related to labour law, occupational health and safety, CSR standards, etc.
- A good cost-benefit ratio
- We place a high premium on long-term, good, and partnership-based collaboration with our producers. We visit our manufacturers regularly, so that we have a clear, up-to-date picture of the production conditions.