VELOSIONE returns bicycle frame production to Germany

Commercial launch of the first injection-molded open-mold Carbon City-eBike Frame.

This landmark outcome is result of 5 years of cutting edge development from experts from VELOSIONE, PlasticInnovation and COLEO DESIGN. With the combination of carbon composite materials and fluid molding-technology in injection-molding, VELOSIONE is now capable of producing lightweight, very stiff frames with hollow-tube geometry with until now unseen design-freedom. The frames are 100% recyclable, and have a 50% reduction in carbon emissions during manufacture compared with the current state of the art technology.

General Manager Harald Schweitzer: “We have finally reached a defining milestone in the production of bicycle frames. With our first open-mold Carbon City-eBike Frame, VELOSIONE proves that just-in-time economical production of light-weight, class-A surface frames with very high stiffness in Germany is possible. VELOSIONE produces 1000 frames a day per mold; with a single operator a complete frame is produced in just below 90 seconds, ready for assembly with an excellent surface finish, without welding lines. With high production volumes, VELOSIONE’s production cost drastically undercuts the production cost of traditional aluminium frames in Asia, while reducing the CO2 footprint by more than 50%. At the same time, the frames provide higher stiffness than aluminium frames in comparable geometry. This is a revolution in production technology for bicycle frames. With this, we have brought back bicycle frame production from Asia to Germany, environment-friendly, and in large scales. Our plant in Saalfeld, Thuringia, today already has installed machine capacity to produce up to 3 million bike frames per year. We are looking forward to seeing the extraordinary impact this will have on the industry!”

VELOSIONE commercially launched its open-mold frame ‘CARBON ECOBIKE1’.

Complete test-bikes are also available.

VELOSIONE provides turnkey solutions for OEMs, including frame development, frame simulation, mold design, mold manufacturing, process optimisation and mass production in Germany. VELOSIONE focuses on City, Trekking, Urban and Children eBikes, and exclusively manufactures in Germany.

Requests please to marketing@velosione.com

ISOCO presents its retail and agricultural product portfolio at the Fruit Attraction 2019

ISOCO presents its products for the retail- and agricultural industry at the Fruit Attraction 2019.

The international trade show for the Fruit- and Vegetable Industry opens its doors from October 22nd to October 24th at the Feria de Madrid, Spain.

At the booth of its distribution partner, Plasticos de Molina “Plastimol” at Hall 8, the Twistlock range of foldable crates with innovative active locking system and the versatile Weinbox are shown.

 

New address of Schmiedefeld Plant

With the incorporation of Schmiedefeld into the city of Saalfeld, our Schmiedefeld plant address is changed to:

Eisenwerkstrasse 7 at 07318 Saalfeld OT Schmiedefeld

There will be a gradual changeover to the new address, while everything else remains unchanged. Please note the above carefully and feel free to contact us if anything is unclear.

ISOCO Appoints North America Distributor for Weinbox Product Line

ISOCO is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with St. Louise-based Domaine Storage. Domaine will be the sole distributor for Weinbox crates in North America.

The ISOCO Weinbox has emerged as the ideal solution for storing loose wine bottles in a wide variety of applications. Domaine will continue to offer these crates through their Amazon.com storefront and their website for small quantity orders. Wine retailers and storage facilities will have the ability to purchase higher volumes and bulk orders in 2019.

Domaine Marketing Manager, Brian McCann notes, “We are thrilled to work with ISOCO to make Weinbox more available to wine consumers throughout North America. For years, we’ve been huge fans of this product and sell as many as we can get.” He continues, “While we’ve spent countless hours improving our corrugated wine boxes for use in our facilities, Weinbox presents a great alternative that can compete with more traditional storage options inside and outside of the home.”

ISOCO brings experience and volume to the manufacturing process that will eliminate past issues of backorders, delays and shipping headaches. This means current and prospective clients can expect better availability, the opportunity for bulk discounts and decreased logistics costs to destinations throughout North America.

  • Weinbox crates are made from 100% recyclable material.
  • Weinbox accommodates numerous bottle shapes including Riesling, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Magnums and other odd-sized types.
  • With front and rear access doors, collectors can easily retrieve bottles even in tall stacks, as opposed to traditional corrugated boxes.
  • Weinbox provides a long-term storage solution without risk of cardboard fatigue, sagging or breakage that comes with storing in old boxes.
  • Weinbox has found fans among private collectors, wine retailers, wine storage facilities, wineries and even on cruise ships.

About Domaine:
Domaine is the largest network of wine storage facilities in the U.S. with facilities in Saint Louis, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Napa. Since 2003, Domaine has assisted wine collectors with procuring, storing, protecting and transporting their wine. Domaine is personally invested in taking care of its client’s wine with the utmost care. Their goal is to allow clients to enjoy their wine collection with ease and peace of mind.

Website:
https://domainestorage.com

ISOCO Produces Twistlock Boxes for Vegetables and Fruits, Starts Production in China

ISOCO has agreed with CABKA on an exclusive sublicense for the Twistlock Boxes and the Winebox. With this step, ISOCO enters the market for logistic boxes for retailers. Sales Director Michael Müller comments: “The collapsible Twistlock boxes are optimal for transportation of vegetables and fruit. With the patented active lock design we can provide an extremely robust box, yet it ranks among the thinnest boxes in the market to reduce transportation cost. Production of the boxes has started already in Summer 2018 in Schmiedefeld, Thüringia. We see an immense demand for such products, especially in China and Southeast-Asia, this is why we’ve established a new production facility in Shenzhen, China. We are proud to be already supplying well-known brands in China and are now in the position to further fulfill the huge demands. The major retailers in China highly value our design and quality, and for using only imported food-grade raw material in our Chinese facility for optimal safety. We have already ordered a second production cell for China, so we will soon be able to quickly deliver large made-in-China quantities.“

For further details of the Twisklock Box and Winebox, please visit our website and online shop.

ISOCO Establishes New Business Unit – Mold Manufacturing

 

To provide customers with more diverse solutions, ISOCO has recently established a new Business Unit (BU) dedicated to supplying custom injection molds designed, optimized and tested in Germany. However, to leverage a more economical model that could potentially benefit customers as well, the molds were chosen to be manufactured in China. Needless to say, the process requires the most stringent project management and supervision to ensure the same level of German standard qualities are delivered.

After successfully designing and producing more than 150 molds and smoothly running for up to 4 years with our partner in China and key-account customers, we are now ready to offer this option to all our customers.

To further elaborate the new business unit’s setup – in order to fully monitor and control the quality of the molds, experienced mold service engineers are stationed in Germany and provides timely support when required. Any additional sourcing is handled directly by ISOCO in Germany to minimize additional work involved and reduce any potential risks.

For those who are interested, please contact us directly to inquire more details.