Hövelhof, October 20th 2020: Bafang, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of e-mobility components and complete drive systems, is moving its German branch to a new location during the course of October 2020, to Hövelhof (near Paderborn / North Rhine-Westphalia), only a few kilometers south of the previous address, but with considerably more space.
Until now, the sales department for the DACH region, the technical service department and warehouse had occupied premises with a total floorspace of 250m². At the new 650m²+ location, however, 260m² of office space are available, including a 100m² training room for up to 25 people. In addition, there is ample storage space (225m²) and a further 170m² for the service workshop and the new test laboratory.
The installation of the testing facilities, in particular, demonstrates how critical the European pedelec market is for the Suzhou-based company, especially the German sector: Germany is by far the most significant and biggest e-bike market. Therefore, close proximity to existing and new customers – bicycle manufacturers – is just as important for Bafang as the opportunity to closely follow market developments and the emergence of new e-bike technologies, and to help shape them. The Chinese company has recently become a member of the bike and e-bike industry association, Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), showing its commitment to being an integral part of the European e-bike industry’s landscape.
“We are looking forward to be working out of a modern building in an optimally developed industrial park. It is the ideal base for being an active participant in the ever-growing pedelec market. In addition, it is conveniently located, only 4 kilometers from the motorway,” a Bafang spokesperson says, adding that “close to the customer” will be more than just a slogan for Bafang in the future.