My name is Bob Best, Managing Director of BMD. For twenty years a group of technicians decided that it was time to explore their own road. Now we are twenty years into business providing the market with machines.
We started in 1994 in Holland then moved to the Czech Republic. Our own production within Europe is very important to me. Short leads to our suppliers give us full control over production. We can react quickly if there are any special needs for our customers.
The design and production of machines combines many disciplines. That is the only way that we can accomplish the things that we do. The close integration of mechanical design, control systems and new emerging technologies enable us to do this job on the highest level.
It is not about adding more parts and gadgets. At every step we analyze if a part is needed, functional and still up for its designated task. We find that integration of server functions into a single part is a better solution. So we use expensive single solution parts that benefit the long term reliability of the machines with less maintenance and better performance.
Our production facility
We produce all of our machines thirty minutes from Prague the capital of the Czech Republic. Our building is a 350 year old stable built in stone and brick. We are modernizing the building as we go. A project that has gone on for many year although it has already been in use. It is in a UNESCO protected area and that brings special responsibilities with it. We are proud to rebuild it as much as is possible in the historical style with modern functionality.
Quality and specialization
Our equipment complies with the European Machinery Directive CE. BMD has specialized in equipment design, assembly, installation. Every one of these processes is important in determining the quality of the end product.Twenty years of experience in the bicycle industry have given the company understanding of the sector’s needs. Combined with your specific wishes and needs, this forms the basis for our products.
Technical developments worth noticing
Our team invented several simple, tough ground breaking developments. There is ongoing improvement of the machines. Find some of the remarkable steps below.
- Stabilization: we designed and implemented the in-machine stabilization system to improve wheel quality in the proper technical way.
- In-line lacing machine was introduced to the market that is able to do rims with any height.
- Glue unit on the lacing machine. This step saves a complete machine and gives better results.
- 64” wheels were laced automatically; machine does 16” to 64” wheels.
- Coated hop meter rollers on the truing machine; silent and reduces fault tolerances.
- Full hub measuring system for the truing machine; manual settings for spoke tensions are now obsolete.
BMD is an internationally oriented company, manufacturing products for clients throughout the world. Enquiries and projects from around the world can be handled and supervised.
|Ing. Jiří Greif
IT and infrastructure