Scott Opens Carbon Facility in Southeast China
Swiss multisports and bicycle supplier Scott Sports announces that all of their carbon frames and forks will be exclusively manufactured in a brand-new high-end production plant located in Southeast China. According to
SHENZHEN, China – Swiss multisports and bicycle supplier Scott Sports announces that all of their carbon frames and forks will be exclusively manufactured in a brand-new high-end production plant located in Southeast China. According to a press release the 6,000 m² facility is: “Currently transforming from a four months testing phase into its production phase”.
The new plant is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art machinery such as automatic and computer aided molding, new CNC trimming equipment, electronic visual sensors, computer aided structure analysis system and a fully automatic vacuum system painting facility. All products are constantly tested using in-house EFBE testing equipment “in order to maintain the highest standards in regards to safety, maximum weight, stiffness and intended ride characteristics of each individual Scott frame and fork”.
According to Scott Sports’ vice president Pascal Ducrot the plant was build up together with the company’s longtime Asian manufacturing partner: “This is a calculated decision to open our new plant in Asia and it is because we can count on the production experience and our long-term partner…the environment in Asia allows us to benefit from new developments not limited to bike production, for example the aerospace business.”
He also points out that it takes a lot of know-how from the factories and their employees in order to build high-tech and high-end products such as Scott’s carbon bicycle frames and forks.