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Scott Sports opens new carbon factory in China

Scott F01 aero road frame to be manufactured in new facility
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Scott Sports is to start making all of their carbon frames and forks in a new production plant in South East China.

The new factory is a 6000 square metre facility which is currently transitioning from a four month testing phase into its production phase. The first product produced during the testing phase of the factory was the aero road bike, the Scott F01.

The F01 was ridden in the 2010 Tour de France and is intended to reach the market in 2011.

The new factory is equipped with automatic and computer-aided molding, new CNC trimming equipment, electronic visual sensors, computer aided structure analysis system and a fully automatic vacuum system painting facility. All products are constantly tested using in-house EFBE testing equipment.

Pascal Ducrot, Vice President of Scott Sports, said: “Together with our long-term Asian manufacturing partner, we have been working for quite a while to make this happen, and now the timing is perfect to fulfil the increasing demand for our first class carbon products.

"This is a calculated decision to open our new plant in Asia and it is because we can count on the production experience of our long-term partner. In addition, we have built a solid foundation regarding production methods and have created sound technologies over the last few years with our partner.

"Lightweight and innovative products like the new Scale and Addict or extremely aero bikes such as Plasma or F01 must be produced in a state of the art plant. It takes a lot of know-how from the factories and their employees in order to build products like these."

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