Büchel Takes-Over Rim Maker Exal
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Parts maker Büchel Group has taken over Belgium based rim maker Exal. As per April 1 Exal EU GmbH will be based at the Büchel HQ in Fulda, Germany. Production will partly stay in Hoogstraten, Belgium, but is also to take place in Germany.
The new Exal owner Erhard Büchel promises that the take-over will solve the delivery problems that the Belgium rim maker had over the years. With production taking place in Germany where the Büchel Group operates five factories (the company has through JV’s another three in China), Erhard Büchel is sure to overcome this problem. In particular as big series production in Germany will take place fully automated. Another part of the rim production will stay at Exal’s current facility in Hoogstraten, Belgium.
High-end double wall rims
Exal is specialized in the manufacturing of high-end double wall rims for almost all bike categories. All Exal rims have a Safety-System which is an automatic wear indicator on the brake surface of the rim.