Bicycles are increasing their popularity as our cities continue to overfill with traffic and pollution. With an emissions free benefit, bicycles are a quick and easy form of transportation in modern society. However, it can be challenging to transport children, pets, or extra baggage. Swedish Designer Jordi Hans invented an add-on solution that will make cycling more convenient- the SideBuddy side trailer. The SideBuddy is a multipurpose add-on side trailer that can be attached to both standard bicycles and new electric models. It offers space for up to three children (0-7 years) or up to 120kg of cargo. It is perfect for families, street sellers, tourist, commuters, etc.
Willing to support new and pioneering ideas, TR Fastenings Sweden was eager to hear more in depth about the SideBuddy when approached by the designer to become a possible collaborator. Eugen Kühnl, engineering and R&D manager at Tr Fastenings Sweden, commented:
“As a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial components, environmental thinking is an area we are particularly interested in. In our opinion, the SideBuddy is a unique project with huge commercial potential and one we are delighted to support”.Utilizing its experience in assembly and fastener technology, TR Fastenings worked with Jordi from concept to final design of the SideBuddy. The team as a whole overcame numeral design challenges, such as finding a suitable way to connect the bicycle to the SideBuddy, steering issues, and most importantly, combining functionality and top quality design in a multipurpose, moving product.
Jordi Hans is hugely grateful to having TR Fastenings and their sponsors for all their support through the process of designing the SideBuddy. The SideBuddy has officially launched and is delighted with the feedback so far. Here at ASAP Semi we like to discover when there are new projects going on in the world because we know that they are going to use a lot of new parts. This can be a huge opportunity to get sales and able to market our brand to let customers know that we are a reliable supplier. Hopefully with our great service we can gain a lifetime customer.