How do you pick your manufacturing partners?
We pick our manufacturing partners very carefully and ensure that we have direct contact with them. Around 90% of our components are exclusively engineered for woom. This is not a matter of course, as many companies in the bicycle industry engage third-party production agents, who handle manufacturing on behalf of the bike brand. We insist that all of our partners can satisfy the following factors:
- Demonstrate years of know-how, proven premium quality and ability to innovate
- Have sufficient production capacity
- Have experience and proven reliability as a supplier within the bike industry
- Enable open access to their facilities for our quality manager without any restrictions
- adhere to their country’s legal requirements regarding rights for workers, safety in the workplace, social standards etc. as well as the woom Code of Conduct
- provide good value for money
We really value strong, long-term, collaborative partnerships with our suppliers. We visit our manufacturers regularly, so that we have a clear, up-to-date picture of the production conditions.