Moustache Bikes ups footprint and staff as production volumes target 19,000

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France’s Moustache Bikes is to near double its production volume, taking annual output from 11,000 electric bikes to 19,000.

In this, the Epinal-based label’s seventh year trading, the electric specialist is keeping up the tradition of “doubling business each year,” says Clement Bonneau of Moustache’s marketing.

He told CI.N: “Last year we had a workforce of 30, now that’s 50 and we’re adding five in July. It seems as though we add that figure each month at present and that’s primarily to keep up with our assembly tasks, all of which is completed in France. Just six years ago there were three staff.”

To cope with the increased strain on the business the firm is currently investing in adding space to its headquarters, buying or renting neighbouring units as and when they become available. In the past year the business has taken on an extra 1,000 square metres of added space, taking the firm’s footprint to 3,000 square metres.

Talking at Eurobike’s Media Days, the business has been this week introducing press to its MY18 portfolio, something that we will soon report on in detail.

UK bike shops are able to take stock of Moustache via Velospeed.