The Bicycle Repair Man (TBRM) Group recently announced it is expanding its international engineering arm by opening a new office in Delft. Founded in 2019 in Geldrop, the Netherlands, TBRM has quickly gained traction with its innovative, collaborative business model. With offices in Geldrop, Eindhoven and Milan, the company’s expansion to Delft will mark an important step enabling the greater Rotterdam – The Hague area’s vibrant tech ecosystem to take full advantage of TBRM’s unique expertise.
As a technical solutions provider, TBRM brings something completely different to the table. By adopting an integrated approach, the company provides innovative OEM firms, start-ups and scaleups time and space to collaborate with experienced engineers, supply chain and recruitment specialists, testing and assembly experts and a protoshop to quickly turn ideas into products.
Start-up mindset with a high-end mission
TBRM Group serves as a one-stop shop to the high-end technology sector for on-demand support. This includes producing advanced submodules and machines as well as individual components. Hailed as a ‘talent factory’, TBRM Group’s start-up incubator offers a diverse and steady output of game-changing concepts and hardware.
The engineers at TBRM work on novelties that range from assisting the digitisation of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch to creating air-quality converters for airplanes and cattle sheds. From developing micro-scanners that measure pollution in micro-electronics production processes to building 3-D scanning software, TBRM’s track record and innovation potential are highly impressive.
Hotspot for the high tech industry
With the greater Rotterdam – The Hague area on its doorstep, which includes Delft and Leiden, TBRM has the entire high tech industry at its feet. The region’s robust ecosystem has attracted many leading companies and key sectors like horticulture, maritime and offshore, aerospace, water and life sciences, which increasingly depend on cutting-edge technology. There are clear opportunities for tech companies of all shapes and sizes. The region is also home to world-leading universities and high tech start-ups and the Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Schiphol Airport are within easy reach.
Alderman for Economics of the Municipality of Delft, Maaike Zwart is pleased that TBRM is settling in Delft.
“We work hard every day in Delft together with our partners to create and make solutions for societal global challenges in areas such as climate, energy, healthcare and food. TBRM can be a great partner in this,” said Alderman Zwart.
TBRM chose Delft not only because of the region’s dense concentration of activities and development both within and beyond the technical field but also because of the opportunity to forge connections with TU Delft, the region’s high tech ecosystem and proximity to a large high-performing multilingual talent pool.
Marc Evers, founder of TBRM Group, has worked in high tech engineering for most of his life. He has found a way of supporting start-ups and their fast-paced environments with high-capacity, reliable engineering to craft valuable solutions. Evers explains:
“It is all about collaboration – throughout the entire chain. By expanding our activities to Delft, we are placing ourselves at the very heart of technological advancement. This allows us to work closely with TU Delft and the many cutting-edge companies established in this region. We aim to be the partner of choice for the high tech industry in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area and support key players in achieving their business goals.”
Arife Aker, account manager high tech at InnovationQuarter shares TBRM’s vision:
“We agree that the ultimate collaboration between man, machine, knowledge and skills enables the technology of today and tomorrow. The high tech industry in the greater Rotterdam – The Hague area is booming and will face many exciting challenges in the years ahead. We are confident TBRM can make a valuable contribution to the ecosystem.”