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Van Raam manufacturer in special needs bikes (2020)


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Van Raam, manufacturer of special needs bikes. Van Raam produces uniquely special needs bicycles and specializes in tricycles, scooterbikes, wheelchair bikes, tandem bikes, double rider bikes, low step trough bikes and transport bikes or cargo bikes.


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Van Raam manufacturer in special needs bikes (2020)

  1. 1. Van Raam – Manufacturer of special needs bikes | 6 december 2019 Manufacturer of special needs bikes Van Raam
  2. 2. 1. Van Raam throughout the years 2. Why did Van Raam start making special needs bikes? 3. About Van Raam (mission & vision, Van Raam as an innovative company, awards) 4. Production process 5. Our product range 6. Van Raam Pedal support 7. Van Raam E-Bike app 8. Step-by-step plan on how to purchase a special needs bike 9. Dealers 10. User experiences 11. Where do you meet Van Raam 12. Van Raam online Content
  3. 3. Van Raam throughout the years • 1910: started by H. Van Raam and Sons in Amsterdam • 1972: moved from Amsterdam to Aalten • 1984: acquisition by P. Boezel • 1986: production of the first special needs bike • 1991: Ronald Ruesink joins Van Raam, focusing more and more on the production of adapted bicycles. • 1993: Marjolein Boezel joins Van Raam • 1998: Jan-Willem Boezel joins Van Raam • 2001: Marjolein, Jan-Willem and Ronald take over the baton • 2004: moved to Varsseveld, 40 employees, 4500m2 • 2014: more than 90 employees, 8000 bikes every year, 6800 m2 production area • 2018: more than160 employees • 2019: moved to our new premises (1 km further), 13.500 m2 production area, canteen for 250 employees
  4. 4. • An acquaintance of Mr. Boezel had a brain haemorrhage in 1986. • Mr. Boezel was asked to make a bicycle for balance problems. • The special needs bike was received with great enthusiasm. • The request for customized bicycles continued to rise. • To this day, Van Raam still produces special needs bikes. Why did Van Raam start making special needs bikes?
  5. 5. • Global market leader in the production of special needs bikes • 10.000 bicycles per year • Bikes for limitations, balance problems and uncertainty • A family business for over 100 years • The entire production of the bikes takes place in Varsseveld (the Netherlands). Van Raam
  6. 6. Mission and Vision Van Raam Mission: “Van Raam offers sustainable and contemporary mobility to people with a disability.” Vision: “If people with a disability can be mobile and independent for a longer time, they are happier. Van Raam wants to contribute to the integration of people with disabilities in society. Let's all cycle!” Let’s all cycle!
  7. 7. Van Raam as an innovative company • Collaboration with schools & Universities • Innovation hub Innovar • 3D-printers • Welding robots • Line production • Powder coating • Test bench • Smart Industry & Working • Internet of Things • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibillity)
  8. 8. Innovation 2 keer Innovatie top 100
  9. 9. Innovation is rewarded Tros Radar: “de Warme douche” MKB Innovation top 100 Innovation award + GIO recognition for GoCab Smart People Award (Koninklijke Metaalunie) Oldest Dutch employee Henk Kluver (96) wins VW transportbus Eurobike Gold Award for rickshaw bike Chat
  10. 10. Productie proces Steel pipes Powder coating Edit pipes Welding robotDesign Picking parts Spoke machine Assemble Final assembly Manufacturing process from a special needs bike
  11. 11. Our Products
  12. 12. Possible target group • Unsure getting on and off the bike • Mild to severe balance problems • Fear of falling • CVA (stroke) • Prostheses (various forms) • Thalidomide • Dwarfism • Parkinson • Nerve disorders • Muscle disorders • Visual problems • Mentally / physically impaired • Heart / lung problems • Obesity
  13. 13. Tricycles
  14. 14. Husky Mini Midi Tricycles Maxi Maxi Comfort Easy Rider Junior Easy Rider Easy Sport Viktoria Viktor
  15. 15. Why a tricycle? • Stability and increase sense of security • Render independence • Simple step up • Good seating support • Assess with two wheels in front
  16. 16. Scooter bike
  17. 17. Easy Go scooter bike
  18. 18. • Bicycle, electrical bicycle and scooter bike • You are still cycling • Easily to switch between three different types of driving • Possible to move without pedaling • Suitable for people with a changing clinical picture Why an Easy Go scooter bike ?
  19. 19. Wheelchair bikes
  20. 20. VeloPlus OPair Wheelchair bikes The wheelchair bike OPair has the possibility have a detachable frame, so you can disconnect the front part.
  21. 21. Why a wheelchair bike? • Sociable • Increase mobility • Environmentally friendly • Transportation to final destination • Experience the environment together with the wheelchair user
  22. 22. Tandems and side-by-side bikes
  23. 23. Twinny Twinny Plus Tandems Kivo Kivo Plus
  24. 24. Fun2Go FunTrain Side-by-side tandem
  25. 25. Why a tandem or side-by-side bike? • Social • Excercise and therapy at the same time • Longer the ability to participate in traffic • Experiencing the environment together • Adjustability to independent cycling of each other • Detachable frame models easy to transport • Easy step up
  26. 26. Transport bikes
  27. 27. Rickshaw bike Chat
  28. 28. Why a rickschaw bike Chat? • Environmentally friendly transport • Longer participation in traffic • Experiencing the surroundings together on a bike • No driving licence required • Every ride is an adventure! • Easy entry and exit
  29. 29. GoCab bicycle taxi for children
  30. 30. • Electric pedal support, also backwards • Meets all legal (safety) requirements • Cheaper than bus/taxi transport • No driving license required • Also possible by lease / rental agreement • Environmentally friendly Why a GoCab bicycle taxi for children?
  31. 31. Low step through bikes & Walking aid
  32. 32. Bikes with a low step through Balance Maxi Comfort
  33. 33. Why a bike with a low step through? • Unique, more ergonomic sitting position • Both feet on the ground in a stationary position • Low step through, forward pedaling position • Safe drive away, safe stop • Easily getting on- and off the bike
  34. 34. Why a City Walking aid? • Increase mobility • Relief joints • Easy to take along • No wheelchair or walker needed • Motion and therapy
  35. 35. Specials If a standard Van Raam bicycle with standard options does not yet meet the specifications of the user, we make a special fully customized. Shoulder control Panic brake Stand up tricycle
  36. 36. Most sold options Mirror Direction indicator Lower leg fixation Crank shortener Foot fixation Excentric crank Baskets Walker holder bracketStick holder Wheelchair holder Gear lever RAL-colors
  37. 37. Cube package Slim package • Silent: Almost noiseless motor: - Starting aid / launch control - Cycling forwards and backwards - Personal adjustable support • Also extra powerful HT version • Range between 30 and 200 km; determine the range, including speed, sort of pavement, wind, weight of the driver, tire inflation and activity. • Lithium ion accu’s of 11,2 12,4 of 24,8 Ampère/hour • Pedal support is possible on all of our bikes, with in exception of the Husky tricycle and the City walking aid. Van Raam pedal support Silent Silent HT
  38. 38. Van Raam E-Bike App • Luxury bike computer • Changing bike settings via smartphone • Sending SOS messages with GPS location • View current bike data such as speed, distance, battery capacity ‘My Van Raam’ portal: • Via the Van Raam website app users can access an online portal to view cycling data, change profiles and view cycled routes.
  39. 39. Purchase special needs bike → → → → of There is a need Financing special needs bikeLook for information Try out special need bikes Offer + delivery via dealer Enjoy cycling again!
  40. 40. Dealers Van Raam has various types of dealers across more than 21 countries:
  41. 41. User experiences • Handy for orienting website visitors • Instructive for Van Raam. Read more user experiences on our Van Raam website!
  42. 42. Dutch King Willem-Alexander cycles on Van Raam side-by-side tandem Fun2Go
  43. 43. Where do you meet Van Raam? • Online: website + social media • Offline: Large (international) trade fairs and through initiatives by dealers
  44. 44. Van Raam online Website: Youtube: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Instagram: Look for more information, experiences and videos: