A&C Solutions & Higo celebrate their 5th anniversary at Eurobike
Leading E-mobility connector manufacturer Higo and its European distributor A&C Solutions celebrate their 5th anniversary at Eurobike.
It was back in 2014 when A&C Solutions travelled to China for the first time to meet Higo. Not really knowing what to expect but with a clear goal in mind, i.e. to take Higo connectors to Europe. Franky Vanlerberghe, CEO of A&C Solutions: ‘During our first get together, we immediately felt that we share the same kind of entrepreneurship: a long term, quality and customer minded vision with a strong innovative focus. Both of us very eager to make it happen.’
Now, five years later, the drive to make it happen together is still very much there. Franky continues: ‘The ascent that the European E-bike market has taken, the success of key connector ranges like the mini B series and the trust we received from many European E-bike parties, big and small, have put us in the driver’s seat position within the E-bike connector market. It’s there, close to engineers and their innovative designs, that we want to make the difference.’
The road ahead
A&C Solutions and Higo have clear goals in mind when it comes to the future. ‘Above all, we would like to stay in the lead when it comes to E-bike connectors. Many of the new E-mobility designs we come across require more complicated, tailor made connections. We want to be there for our customers with the right solution and a short lead time’, comments Mr Anson, CEO of Higo. With this in mind, Higo recently expanded its production area with 32.000m2. It invested heavily in the further automation of its production lines and decided to accommodate its R&D and sales department in a new location in Suzhou that is designed to quickly respond to prototype requests and to perform adequate testing.
‘Our second goal is to stay in the driver’s seat of our business and the road we’re taking, so that we can remain a reliable and long term partner for our customers. That’s why we keep manufacturing and ownership of the business consciously in our own hands’, Mr Anson further explains. Higo plans to incorporate all connector related production processes, starting from the inhouse manufacturing of its own cables, tooling and the production of turned contacts until the complete assembly of connectors. By doing this, Higo becomes the only full service connector manufacturer in the E-bike market.
Franky: ‘We both realize that our road ahead is quite ambitious but we are confident that we are the right partner to drive our customers safely and successfully to their next destination.’
During Eurobike A&C Solutions and Higo plan to celebrate their 5-year anniversary with a special celebration party for customers.