Koga BV: R&D and Product Manager
As R&D manager I worked with a small team of specialists in Industrial Design, Engineering, FEM, Testing, Quality and Styling. We gradually started to turn Koga into a more distinguishable and unique brand. Unique in the way we design and engineer the separate components for our bikes which together form a perfect, complete, lightweight and clean looking bike. With more than 20 award winning bikes and parts in the last 8 years this approach proved to be very successful. Together with sales our department was responsible for Koga’s long and short terms vision and roadmap.
Neopost: Mechanical Engineer R&D department
Neopost develops but also produces their parts and mounts and packs their machines in house. This means you are very close to the product you develop as an engineer. Direct discussion between production, assembly and service departments guarantee a functional and feasible product for the right price with a lot of attention for ergonomics and design. In several projects I was responsible to choose the right production technics to make the ideas of our Product Designer feasible. Challenge was to find the right technics and to keep cost within the budget. With one of our products, SI-68, we won an IF Design Award.
FEM calculation on a sidecar (motorcycle) frame with use of Ansys 5.0. Based on this calculation the sidecar got approved to ride on the road.
Ridleys’s brand new Race Full Suspension for epic rides all over the globe. This bike will help you to stay fit in multi day stage races and long marathon rides as the rear suspension will smoothen the track. – Boost rear axle for increased rear wheel...
Today we had a day of testing with the first custom tuned SR Suntour UnAir rear shock for our Ridley Sablo Full Suspension bike. The first impression of this shock is really good. We will report our remarks to SR Suntour and soon we will receive an updated ver...
With ZAES we worked on new innovative clothing for Offroad Finnmark 700. Below video shows this development process till winning this ultimate non stop race in Alta Norway over 700 kilometers....