Zero Motorcycles, world leader in the sector of motorcycles and electric propulsion, con sede a Santa Cruz in California, e Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), reference company in electronic production services based in the Philippines, are proud to announce a new partnership.
The agreement provides that IMI will assemble Zero Motorcycles electric motorcycle models or pre-assembled modules thereof at its plant in Laguna, Philippines. This activity will be performed in conjunction with Zero’s manufacturing facilities located in Scott’s Valley, California. The pre-assembled modules and complete bikes supplied by IMI will eventually be delivered to Zero’s customers and dealers all over the world, with particular attention to the European and Asian markets.
The production foresees both the complete assembly of the motorcycles and partial and modular assemblies, which will be subsequently completed by the Zero production teams with the addition of the battery complex and the vehicle electronics. Of all the potential partners considered by Zero, sonly IMI had the experience in electronics manufacturing and motorcycle assembly in one location. Furthermore, the parent company of IMI, Ayala Corporation (AC Industrials), has repeatedly shown its commitment to environmental sustainability, a sign that this first collaboration with Zero will most likely open up to other possible synergies in the future.
“We are thrilled to partner with IMI and to be able to leverage their experience in electronics manufacturing and motorcycle assembly to manufacture the Zero models,” he said. Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “This partnership will be key to the company. Expanding our manufacturing into a new region will allow Zero Motorcycles to optimally grow to meet the increased demand for our products and improve delivery and customer satisfaction. in the rapidly growing electric vehicle market”.
Serial production it should already take off in the second quarter of 2023 with an integrated program, taking advantage of IMI’s current capacity to assemble motorcycles combined with the effort to develop some components and parts on site.
IMI CEO Arthur R. Tan, said: “IMI is thrilled to begin this collaboration with Zero Motorcycles and to help bring its innovative electric motorcycles to the world. This partnership aligns with our commitment to supporting companies in their growth and sustainability efforts, providing the while providing high-quality manufacturing services”.
The plant in Laguna, in the Philippines, will play a very important role in expanding Zero Motorcycles into the global marketplace and will support the company’s mission to reduce CO2 emissions and promote sustainable transport, while increasing its market share.
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