HAND BUILDED SME BICYCLES
THE IDEA EVOLVES
INTEGRATED DESIGN ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY R&D PROJECT
FOUNDATION & SUPPORT
CERTIFICATION OF THE FRAMEBUILD
START OF PRODUCTION STADTFUCHS
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
2013: HAND BUILDED SME BICYCLES
Urwahn visionary Sebastian Meinecke establishes his own bike manufactory. With love for fine design, more than 60 individual bikes with great attention to detail are crafted by his hands. The passion for bicycle building and the propensity for perfection characterize the signature of Urwahn.
2014: THE IDEA EVOLVES
Sebastian wants to motivate more people to commute eco-friendly. His ambitious goal: Developing a user-oriented bike that inspires people with a puristic design and technical refinements on all levels - the idea of Urwahn is born.
2015: INTEGRATED DESIGN ENGINEERING
Lead by phase-oriented process model of Integrated Design Engineering, the idea of an innovative Urwahn bike is pursued. First design concepts are morphologically developed and transferred into functional models for the analysis of the special build structure and materials. The test results are more than satisfactory, whereupon the steel frame is copyrighted.
2016: UNIVERSITY R&D PROJECT
The development of the innovative frame build concept is boosted by the acquisition of an engineer team and funded by the EU. In cooperation with the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, the build structure is simulated and optimized with CAD. First Minimum Viable Products with smart integrations are manufactured using additive manufacturing processes and extensively tested.
2017: FOUNDATION & SUPPORT
bmp Ventures AG recognizes the innovation potential of Urwahn and invests in the newly founded Urwahn Engineering GmbH as part of the Start Up Gladiator. With support of the newly acquired partner, an interdisciplinary core team is established, the Urwahn studio is expanded and the production of the first series is launched.
2018: CERTIFICATION OF THE FRAMEBUILD
The fourth product generation is ready for series production and convinces with further user-oriented functions. The steel frame undergoes globally recognized test and load case scenarios according to DIN ISO standard at EFBE Prüftechnik GmbH and passes these without restrictions. The proof of concept is now also verifiably provided on paper.
2018: START OF PRODUCTION STADTFUCHS
Final software and hardware adaptations are carried out in consultation with the industry and cooperation partners. The production-oriented optimizations help the series model to a mature state in form and function. The production of the Urwahn bikes is officially released.
2019: THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Ready to rumble! Our Urwahn Bikes are born!