VP Components Expanding into OEM Wheelsets
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Along with producing 30 million headsets per year, as well as 20 million pedals, VP Components has built a reputation. Six years ago the company started in hubs. For 2013 another expansion is planned; complete wheelsets.
VP Components is producing complete wheelsets already; in particular in its factories in China. There Holland Mechanics wheel building machinery is installed and production has started.
One-stop shopping needs
VP’s new wheelsets are targeted to OEM’s and not the aftermarket. They come in high-end qualities, but there’s no huge offering in, for instance, carbon wheelsets. With this expansion VP Components is targeting the one-stop shopping needs of its OEM customers and with that, also offering them a better control on lead times. Of course the VP wheelsets are fitted with the hubs the company also produces.
Production started in China
VP Components CEO and founder Victor Lin elaborates on the latest addition to his product portfolio. He says, “Currently we are not producing wheelsets on a big scale. Before doing that our customers have to accept the Modus hubs that we fit in the wheelsets. They must be at a 100% perfection level and widely accepted before we are going big in wheelsets. But, production started in China and for the near future we are planning to install Holland Mechanics machinery in our Taiwan facilities also.”