Partnering opportunity

A Brussels based successful manufacturer of hybrid-electric (and non-electric) foldable- or modular- lightweight bikes is seeking a bike retailer for joint venture or commercial agreement whom are already active in the EU market.

Summary

A SME Brussels-based company designs and builds lightweight foldable and modular ecobikes. The company has been awarded with renowned prizes for their innovative bike’s design. The bikes can be complemented with a battery and motor to convert them into electrical bikes. The foldable bike weights up to 13kg in that case. The modular bike can be converted into cargo bike to load up to 155kg.It seeks a bike retailer already active in the market to enter into a joint venture or commercial agreement.

Partner sought

The company is seeking a B2B or B2C bike retailer for joint venture or commercial agreement whom are already active in the EU market to enhance their presence in some markets and to open new ones. The exact details of the cooperation are to be agreed depending on the capabilities of the retailer.

Description

The Brussels-based company is a successful player on the market of city bikes designed to meet all mobility needs of the users. Their bikes are adaptable to any need replacing the company cars. The bikes can be foldable or modular and both have the option to be electrical staying hyperlight weighted even with the battery. The foldable bikes have a higher stability since the frames have no hinges and count with larger wheels (20”). In 10sec it is folded to a size of L85xH74xW30cm. The motor can be of 24V as support uphill or 36V to increase speed on flat roads too. The compact battery can be easily removed for charging at home. The bike weights 10kg; 13kg with battery and motor. The user has the possibility to choose between 215 different colours. Motorizations: Your legs Or Hybrid 24V, 250W. Torque: 35Nm. Max speed 20 km/h, 5 mode assistance levels Or New 36V, 250W, 252Wh – Li-Ion / 25km/h max speed with assistance. 5 mode assistance levels. Torque 45Nm. Autonomy range starts from: 65km. Display: The ergonomic and intelligent organic light emitting diode (OLED) display makes the user the one in control and provides useful information such as power assist level, speed, mileage, battery level, riding time, avg. speed, max. speed, total mileage. It is connected by Bluetooth and can relay messages from your smartphone: SMS, calls and navigation arrows. The modular bike is also lightweight, adaptive, compact and cargo bike due to their high load capacity (155kg), including the possibility to carry children of all ages (50kg for the rear carrier, 20kg at the front). The compact function makes them compatible with narrow storage spaces; the bikes take 65% less space in width. The motor is also modular with various options: • Push, powered by your legs i.e. no motorization. • Hybrid bike. 36V, 60Nm. 250W. 317Wh. 16kg. Bottom bracket (BB) torque sensor. Single speed carbon belt. • Hybrid bike. 36V, 60Nm. 250W. 317Wh. 16kg. 8 speed cassette. Lights and mudguards included. Space saver pack included. • Hybrid bike. 30V, 20Nm. 250W. Self-charging. 13kg. BB torque sensor. Single speed carbon belt. Lights and mudguards included. • Hybrid bike. 36V, 60Nm. 250W. 317Wh. 16kg. 3 speed carbon belt + gearbox. Lights and mudguards included. Space saver pack included. The bikes can be Bluetooth connected to manage trip data and lock the bike via smartphone applications available in Android and iOS. The bikes have been awarded with several renowned prizes as best bicycle design. The company seeks a partner to enter a joint venture or commercial agreement with B2B or B2C bike retailers already active in the market of selling bikes to citizens or larger clients at any European country to expand their presence in Europe and enter new markets. The exact details of the cooperation are to be agreed depending on the capabilities of the retailer.

Advantages and innovations

The innovation introduced by this company is the lightweight and modularity design of bikes providing a solution for any mobility need. The foldable bikes increase stability with a frame without hinges and larger wheels. The modular design of the bike allows to convert it into a cargo bike up to 155kg. Both bike types can be complemented with a compact battery and motor. Still in this case, they keep their lightness, with up to 13kg for the foldable bike. Furthermore, the bikes are EU made, and they offer their products as eco-friendly as possible both in production and services e.g. see the battery reconditioning service: Battery reconditioning service aims at raising public awareness, and creating products and services as sustainable as possible. The service proposes to recover all the components of a used battery, to extract the cells arriving at the end of their life and to replace them with new ones with a capacity bigger than the original cells. All this for a price up to 50% cheaper than a new battery. The used cells which have been extracted, are then re-used to power smaller devices.

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Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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