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Trelock Brings Production Back to Europe

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MÜNSTER, Germany – Yesterday’s ground-breaking ceremony for Trelock’s production and logistics facility marks the company’s philosophy of production close to market. “We strongly believe in production in Europe and not to source everything in Asia,” said Andreas Rott CEO and owner of Trelock.

Trelock Brings Production Back to Europe
Trelock CEO and owner Andreas Rott (l.) together with the Münster mayor Markus Lewe at the ground breaking ceremony for the new Trelock factory. – Photo Bike Europe

“Last year we decided to bring back production back to Europe”, Andreas Rott continues. “We want to be more flexible for our customers, increase efficiency, reduce our lead times, improve communication and thus strengthen our innovation. This required a production location in Europe and as we originate from this area we have chosen Münster for our new facility.”

Also made in Asia

“It doesn’t mean that we will stop manufacturing in Asia. Certainly not. Also in the future products for the growing Asian market will still be made in Asia.” At the ground breaking ceremony yesterday Rott said that more parts and component suppliers who are now producing in Asia only will soon follow his example and come back to Europe.

The new factory, based opposite to the current Trelock headquarter in the Technology Park Münster, will be opened in June 2015 and will eventually employ some 130 people by 2015. Over the next three years Trelock invests a total of € 5 million in the new facility.

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