Mokumono has brought ebike manufacturing back to the Netherlands.

Mokumono has brought ebike manufacturing back to the Netherlands.jpegsignature2655f2e45f6e606cff41030be4132373

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Holland? That's right, herbs bicycles. However, despite being the country with the highest number of bicycles per capita, bicycles are not manufactured in the Netherlands. In fact, even the most famous bicycle company in the country VanMoof making their bikes in Taiwan.

But with buyers looking to buy locally, and manufacturers feeling supply chain pain, one ebike startup is benefiting from their mission to bring bicycle manufacturing back to the Netherlands.

Called Mokumono, Bob and Tom Schiller's twin brothers make up half of the small company of a bicycle company. How does a company of four compete with the major players in the market? I sat down with Tom at our recent TNW conference to find out.


    It’s all in the frame

    The company's secret sauce is the locally made frame. It is a great example of product innovation. Tom explains: “It is constructed from two sheets of mirrored aluminum pressed into shape and welded together by a laser robot. This creates a strong and lightweight frame that is different from the usual tubular offerings. ”

    The technology has traditionally been used to create car doors and was developed by technical production partner Witte van Moort in Vriezenveen.


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