21 May, 2007

Growth and Product Availability

Velo Orange is continuing to grow at a rate beyond my expectations. Thank you. While this is great news it also presents certain problems.

We need to ramp up production for some of the products we make, particularly the racks and decaleurs. We are going to be low on most models for the next 2-3 months. The simple fact is that they now sell faster than we can make them. We do have a plan to solve this; another welder will soon join the the US shop that makes them and the less expensive chrome plated racks will begin to arrive from Japan. But then the porteur racks will enter production and we may again face supply problems.

We are also having problems getting sufficient quantities of Grand Bois tires. I have decided to bring them over in larger quantities directly from the factory, but even they are unable to meet demand in a timely fashion.

Likewise we keep increasing our orders with Honjo and Ostrich, but it will take some time for them to catch up.

Now the good news. We recieved anther shipment of rear constructeur racks (note the new bottom loop), Grand Bois tires, and a few other items we've been short on.


Reference Library said...

Hang tough, brother. And... nice rack!

Anonymous said...

The lower loop really makes the rack (got my order for one in earlier today) even more special than the first.

If you have not already, take a look at the gorgeous Alex Singer currently up for auction on e-bay. The rear rack has a similiar treatment.

May be sacrilege, but I think yours does it a little better.