European Funding for Kross’ Carbon Frame Facility
PRZASNYSZ, Poland – This November Kross expects to start testing the first frames built in its all new carbon frame production facility, located just north of Warsaw in Poland. Kross reports “the initial stage of the project is a ‘pilot program’ for efficiently producing high quality carbon bicycle frames, while the goal is to become a main producer in Europe.”
Poland’s largest bike manufacturer Kross initiated the project called ‘Innovative pilot line for the development and production of carbon fiber composite bicycle frames’ which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Mazovian Voivodeship for the years 2014-2020.
‘Carbon frame facility to increase export’
The advanced carbon facility is expected to be one of a few similar production sites in Europe. According to Kross, “testing will not only rely on laboratory results but also on the feedback from the professionals of the Kross Racing Team. The new carbon facility is aimed at giving us an edge over our continental competitors and help to increase exports significantly to nearby markets such as the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and Italy.”
Conduct extensive industrial research
Kross’ purpose is “to conduct extensive industrial research to create our own production technology. This would allow for unique, individual features and composite frameworks. Thanks to this new facility we can become a truly independent producer of high quality bikes, which are ‘made in Europe’.”
Currently, Kross operates three production lines in its factory in Poland, one of which is fully dedicated to its ‘made on demand’ Pro bike range.