Making American Bicycle Production Great Again

SourceBike Europe
Date Published02/03/2017
Author NameGrega Stopar
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name HIA Velo
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):25
Year reshoring announced:2016
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:Canada
City reshored to:Little Rock
State(s) reshored to:AR
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Hobbies (subset of Miscelaneous)
Product(s) reshoredCarbon Fiber Bicycles
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Difficulty of innovation/product differentiation, Loss of control, Quality/rework/warranty, Supply chain interruption risk/Natural disaster risk/Political instability , Total cost, Travel cost/time
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Higher productivity, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training
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