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.
Back in 2015 our KMC mountainbiketeam received the first Schwalbe G-One 40mm gravel tires which I used to ride a 200k race called Drenthe200. I had these tires mounted in my Koga Beachracer* and noticed I was fast but missed comfort riding with smaller profile...
Based on our eBikes I developed a small line up with City bikes. In the end it’s for your wallet and health the best to ride a normal bike. Good that Bimas decided to offer these bikes as well to their customers!...
The first bikes I worked on for Bimas Bikes meanwhile arrived in Zaandam and are delivered to our dealers. Bimas Bikes asked me to support them with their complete product development process. We started with an analyse what kind of brand they were and where t...