Online Manufacturer supplies components for attaching batteries to e-mountain bikes of a global bicycle manufacturer
Components from FACTUREE get into gear with GHOST-Bikes
Berlin, 8 August 2022 – The world has seen a real boom in bicycles since the coronavirus pandemic – and those with gears are booming in particular. However, e-bikes require a complex design with a high level of precision. For an e-bike line of bicycle manufacturer GHOST-Bikes, the Online Manufacturer FACTUREE (www.facturee.de/en) supplies three key components in serial production. The parts are used to attach and stabilize the battery on the frame of the bicycle. The manufactured components also enable GHOST-Bikes to develop and implement functional technical solutions for prototyping within a very short time.
GHOST-Bikes was founded more than 25 years ago in Waldsassen, Germany, and has become a global company, producing over 150,000 bicycles annually. In addition to gravel and mountain bikes, its portfolio also includes mountain, city and trekking e-bikes.
According to GHOST-Bikes GmbH, the complexity of the products in this field is steadily increasing, in particular due to the boom in the electric bicycle sector. At the same time, demand is increasing. GHOST-Bikes has therefore always looked for optimized manufacturing methods that are more efficient and cost-effective while maintaining very high quality. As a result of this, the company commissioned FACTUREE with the Online Manufacturing of various milled and turned parts, bent sheet metal parts, and individual parts in serial production, for example for their E-RIOT e-mountain bikes. The components are also used to support prototyping.
As an Online Manufacturing company, FACTUREE has access to a large manufacturing network of some 2,000 partners in nearly all areas – including CNC machining, sheet metal processing, 3D printing and surface technology. Around 15,000 machines are constantly available for projects. For GHOST-Bikes, one of the crucial criteria was the fact that FACTUREE can offer many different processes – from turning and milling to sheet metal processing and forging – from a single source and in serial production.
Co-founder and CMO of FACTUREE Benjamin Schwab states, “Some of the components we supply for GHOST-Bikes are bent parts for securely fastening batteries to bicycle frames, for example the battery track that helps prevent rattling while driving and keeps the battery secured to the frame. We also supply a forged part that serves as a connector between the kick stand and the bicycle frame.”
Favorable costs and supply times
Due to its online network, FACTUREE is able to have custom components manufactured with a high level of precision by specialized suppliers and to deliver them quickly. For every request, the most suitable manufacturer is selected and the appropriate manufacturing process recommended. All FACTUREE partner companies are subject to continuous, ISO 9001 certified, data-driven quality management.
GHOST-Bikes chose FACTUREE because the Online Manufacturer ensures very short delivery times and offers all manufacturing techniques thanks to its large network of manufacturers. All components were manufactured quickly and demonstrated a high quality. In addition, the pricing and support were ultimately the deciding factors.
Profile of FACTUREE – The Online Manufacturer:
cwmk GmbH, based in Berlin, operates under the brand name FACTUREE as the first Online Manufacturer. The company pursues the goal of enabling its customers to procure modern production parts through digitization, automation and networking. FACTUREE has an extensive production network of over 1000 manufacturing partners from the fields of CNC machining, sheet metal production, 3D printing and surface technology. More than 15000 machines are constantly available for projects. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven quality management system certified according to ISO 9001. FACTUREE can realize prototyping projects as well as small and large series production. The customer base is located in the most diverse fields such as mechanical engineering, medical technology, model making, robotics, automotive as well as aerospace. Leading industrial companies like Siemens and Parker Hannifin, SMEs, research institutes and universities are among the customers. FACTUREE is active throughout Europe and has a continuously growing number of customers in other European countries.
Further information: www.facturee.de/en