Circular and modular is the latest innovation

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BIKE PARK 2.0 FOR THE AXLE HEAVY AND CONNECTION DEVICE ROSE

CIRCULAR AND MODULAR IS THE LATEST INNOVATION

TON KOOYMANS, OWNER STREET-STUFF !, IS A DESIGNER AND ENTREPRENEUR IN HEART AND INDEED. MICHEL MIDDORP, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AT VCONSYST OUTDOOR, IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR CHALLENGES AND LIKE TON LOOKING FOR INNOVATIONS. TOGETHER THEY WILL INTO A DISCUSSION ABOUT A NEW PRODUCT AND THE NOVITY OF THIS MOMENT: THE AXLE.

VConsyst Outdoor has been a new brand name since July 2020 that originated after the takeover of Jan Kuipers Nunspeet and Koninklijke Bammens by VConsyst. The collaboration between Kooymans and Middendorp goes back for years, says Kooymans: “We have known each other for a long time, ever since I was a young designer. But over the years you really get to know each other better. I like to switch quickly and would like to sell my products through a large group. ” Middendorp adds
admits: “That’s really what appeals to me, Ton. You focus on your ambition; designing. And we, as VConsyst Outdoor, are in line with this ambition to really offer the product to a large group. ”

BICYCLE PARKING FACILITIES

What is the purpose of your collaboration?
Kooymans: “I, as an entrepreneur and Michel from VConsyst Outdoor, are ready to give our companies a face. And for this we have taken up the challenge together to create something completely new. The first product was the Axle. ”

Middendorp: “The goal of the collaboration between Street Stuff and VConsyst Outdoor is to create something new every time. Something of this time. And the Axle is really the perfect start for that. ”

Ton Kooymans (left) and Michel Middendorp in the front line-up Fietsparkeur 2.0

Can you tell us a bit more about the Axle?
Kooymans: “Bicycles are becoming more and more expensive and as a result the user requirements are changing. And that is precisely why something new needs to be developed that is bicycle, user and service friendly. There are many things we took into account in the design process of the Axle. The bicycle parking facility Axle Heavy and the lashing facility Rose both have the FietsParKeur 2.0 standard. The FietsParKeur Foundation takes care of the testing and certification of bicycle parking systems. Together with users, manufacturers, authorities and other stakeholders, the foundation stimulates safe, pleasant and sustainable bicycle parking. With the Axle, the bicycle is supported on the axle and that’s where the name comes from. The English word for axle is axle. ”

Middendorp: “When I heard his ideas from Ton, I was very interested. Bicycles are expensive, so you want to store your bicycle in a safe and user-friendly way. And the Axle has all of that. For example, there is the option to take the chain to the tethering facility, but there is also the option of bringing the tether to you. This way you can also safely park the bicycle with a short lock. As a result, the possibilities of the Axle are optimally used. ”

What makes the Axle so unique?
Kooymans: “You simply cannot damage the bicycle with the Axle. It is well known that the use of the bicycle is good for mobility, health, but also for the environment. With regard to the last topic, it perfectly matches the novelty. The product is 100% circular in particular due to the Corten steel we use. In addition, the product is easy to move and the parts are interchangeable and replaceable, which also makes the product directly modular. The Axle is also easily placed. The Axle bicycle sheds are placed without groundwork. This saves a lot on costs and offers the option of semi-permanent installation. The Axle Heavy weighs 42 kilograms and therefore does not need to be anchored. This makes it the perfect bicycle solution for stable, rim-friendly pop-up bicycle parking. ”

Middendorp: “With this product, a new wind is blowing through this traditional world. We are so convinced that this is the bicycle parking solution of the future, that we give customers the opportunity to get the product on trial. Interested parties can request a demo of the Axle at VConsyst Outdoor. ”

Kooymans calls the development of the Axle a great start to a long collaboration. “This is the start of a very nice collaboration, in which the Axle is the first new product to be launched. And we are sure that many more products will follow. ”

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VConsyst Outdoor
Genemuiden
038 – 385 70 57
outdoor.vconsyst.com/nl