Mokumono have introduced ebike manufacturing again to the Netherlands.

What’s the very first thing that involves your thoughts whenever you consider the Netherlands? That’s proper, weed bikes. However, regardless of being the nation with probably the most bikes per capita, bikes will not be manufactured within the Netherlands. The truth is, even the nation’s most well-known bicycle firm VanMoof makes their ebikes in Taiwan.

However as customers want to purchase domestically, and producers are feeling the ache of provide chain woes, one ebike startup is reaping the rewards of their mission to convey bicycle manufacturing again to the Netherlands.

They’re referred to as Mokumono, and twin brothers Bob and Tom Schiller make up half of the tiny group at bike firm. How does an organization of 4 compete with the large gamers available in the market? I sat down with Tom at our current TNW convention to seek out out.

It’s all within the body

The corporate’s secret sauce is its domestically made body. It’s an amazing instance of supplies innovation. Tom explains: “it’s constructed from two mirrored sheets of aluminum which might be pressed into form and welded collectively by a laser-wielding robotic. This creates a robust and light-weight body that’s completely different from the everyday tubular choices.”

The tech is historically used to create automobile doorways and was developed with tech manufacturing companion Witte van Moort in Vriezenveen.