Nu tijdelijk een ‘unieke Nederlandse fiets’ bij ontwerp voor een ECO Pure woning
Lokale productie en een uniek eigentijds ontwerpen. Daar staan ook Mokumono Cycles en Sandwichbikes voor. Dit gemeenschappelijke gedachtegoed onderschrijven we graag. Daarom nu speciale aandacht voor deze unieke Nederlandse fiets merken.
Did you know that 97% of the 13 million bicycles assembled in Europe last year were made with bicycle frames imported from outside the European Union?
In 20 years time the bicycle manufacturing industry has disappeared almost completely from Europe. Besides some manufacturers of bicycle components the vast majority of European bicycle manufactures have either relocated their production to Southeast Asia or ceased to exist. The reason was simple: Europe couldn’t compete with the cheap labour countries like Taiwan and China.
At Mokumono we believe that it is a shame that our rich history of bicycle manufacturing just ends here. Above all, we think that dragging all those frames half way across the earth is unnecessary and extremely wasteful. So, we decided to do something about it.
Two years ago we started the process to reinvent the way a bicycle frame is produced. We wanted to make it suitable for the production in the 21ste century Europe and succeeded, inspired by the European car industry. Cars are still produced in Europe because of constant innovating and automating of production processes. We took the lessons learned here and applied them to the production of bicycle frames.
Mokumono fully automates the production process of a bicycle frame. We use proven sheet metal production techniques to produce strong and lightweight aluminium bicycle frames.
The industry has taken notice: the Mokumono Delta won the Gold Award at the Eurobike Trade Fair 2017. This prestigious award honours the most innovative products that set the future benchmark for the industry.
Would you have believed that two wooden panels could deliver the funkiest ride there is? We did, and we dubbed it the Sandwichbike. A Dutch Design original that was inspired by the concept of flat packing, home assembly and our never-ending drive to create exceptional products. To enable you to build it yourself, we engineered a ‘sandwich’ of two weather coated frames of layered plywood. Bonded together by ‘smart cylinders’, the frames and components become a durable rock-solid piece of technology.