Trike manufacturer, Tomcat, has partnered with Dutch cycle specialist, Van Raam, to distribute its range of accessible cycling equipment in the UK.
Van Raam’s single user machines and carer supported products, such as wheelchair bikes and ‘side by side’ trikes, are widely used across specialist cycle centres, schools and care institutions.
As well as nationwide coverage by field assessors, Tomcat has its own showroom in Gloucestershire. The company also has repair facilities and technical expertise at its headquarters.
Commenting on the agreement, Bob Griffin, managing director and founder of Tomcat, said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with Van Raam whom we have known for many years, and whose standards in quality, ethics and customer care, mirror our own.
“Though our companies both service the same sector, our products are very different, therefore this partnership will enable us to offer our many customers – from the very young through to senior citizens and multi-user locations – a complete spectrum of products that will address every level of ability, difficulty and aspiration.
“This development will not only complete our broad portfolio, it will enable us to offer the very best solution and aftercare service to anyone who wants to take charge of their difficulties and become a part of the UK cycling revolution .”
Ronald Ruesink, commercial director at Van Raam, said: “Van Raam is very pleased with the cooperation with Tomcat. We believe that the culture and the way of doing business and innovation are very similar.
“Van Raam has also won a lot of (international) awards and prices regarding innovation, design and people management.
“We see a lot of countries in Europe with a high penetration of Van Raam special need bikes. We believe that Tomcat can help us to achieve this same penetration in the UK.”