SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—All Scott Sports carbon frames and forks will now be exclusively manufactured in a brand new high-tech production plant. The new factory is based in Southeast China.
The new factory is a 6000 square meter facility which is currently transitioning from a four month testing phase into its production phase. The first product produced during the testing phase of the factory was the revolutionary aero road bike, the Scott F01. The F01 was successfully launched and ride tested during the 2010 Tour de France and is intended to hit the market in 2011, according to a press release.
Currently manufacturing for all Scott carbon products is being relocated to the new facility. The new factory is equipped with the latest state of the art machinery such as automatic and computer aided molding, new CNC trimming equipment, electronic visual sensors, computer aided structure analysis system and a fully automatic vacuum system painting facility. All products are constantly tested using in-house EFBE testing equipment in order to maintain the highest standards in regards to safety, max weight, stiffness, and intended ride characteristics of each individual Scott frame and fork.
Pascal Ducrot, vice president of Scott Sports: “Together with our long-term Asian manufacturing partner, we have been working for quite a while to make this happen, and now the timing is perfect to fulfill the increasing demand for our first class carbon products, and to guarantee our leader position in the market.
This is a calculated decision to open our new plant in Asia and it is because we can count on the production experience of our long-term partner. In addition, we have built a solid foundation regarding production methods and have created sound technologies over the last few years with our partner. The environment In Asia allows us to benefit from new developments not limited to bike production, for example the aeronautic business. Lightweight and innovative products like the new Scale and Addict or extremely aero bikes such as Plasma or F01 must be produced in a state of the art plant. It takes a lot of know how from the factories and their employees in order to build products like these. Scott’s philosophy is; Innovation, technology, design and we have chosen the best location to perform this. We will always prioritize superior quality over marketing a production location that is inferior."