Ming Cycle Ready for (e-Bike) Future
With a newly constructed hall now in full production swing at its facility in Taichung, Taiwan Ming Cycle is ready to take on every challenge in (electric) bikes.
With the added capacity, Ming Cycle’s Taiwan operation is now capable of producing 300,000 high-end bikes annually. This is excluding the Strida folding bikes production. Since 2007 Ming Cycle has been the owner of the unique Strida folding bike trademark worldwide.
The company’s Taichung facility contains a dedicated section where specialist mechanics assemble about 20,000 Strida folders annually. 90% of Ming Cycle’s Taiwan production is exported to the European Union where the Cannondale Sports Group (with the GT, Mongoose and Schwinn brands) is the biggest customer of the Taiwan bike maker.
Ming Cycle also operates a facility in China, at 2,000 employees, about four times the size of the 460-person Taiwan plant. As well as assembly Ming Cycle produces alloy frames here. The plant also holds a state-of-the-art painting facility.
Due to the competition from e-bikes fitted with Bosch systems, Ming Cycle lost some of its e-bike business in 2012. However, the company is ready to take back the lost ground and will present its latest developments at its booth at this year’s Taipei Cycle Show. Among them a 650b MTB styled e-bike fitted with the GreenTrans drive system.