How Van Raam bikes are produced

In our factory in Varsseveld, we build custom bikes for children and adults with a physical disability or people who seek more safety and stability when cycling.

Van Raam Company Film

Wondering what the Van Raam factory looks like and how our custom bikes are put together? Take a look at the Van Raam company film below, which depicts the entire production process of a custom bike.


R&D ontwerp van fiets Van Raam

Van Raam Bike Design

In addition to our in-house production and assembly facilities, we also have our very own design department: the Research & Development (R&D) department.

In designing our bikes, we use the 3D software package SolidWorks to design bikes in full 3D.

lasrobot Van Raam fietsframe

Bicycle Frame Production

Many different steel pipes arrive in our production department, after which they are processed and eventually shaped into bicycle frames. Various machines are used to process the many pipes and a welding robot connects all parts together.

The company film shows the welding robot in operation, for example. The film also shows that in addition to all the machines, handcraft and technical knowledge is also required to produce a high-quality custom bike. Besides the welding robot, our factory also includes other machines, such as a 3D laser machine.

Our mazak laser machine performs all kinds of tube processing on the pipes that eventually form the bicycle frame. The videos below shows the laser machine in operation, processing the Easy Rider and Maxi tricycle frames.

Fietsframes stralen in de straalkast

Van Raam Bicycle Frame Blasting and Powder-coating

The blasting cabinet is use to blast the frame, after which it is powder-coated in our very own spraying workshop.

Each Van Raam bike can be powder-coated in (almost) any colour.

The price list on the product page of the relevant Van Raam bike shows the standard colour of every bike.
 

Magazijn Van Raam fietsen

Collecting Parts

The warehouse collects all the components that the mechanics mount onto the bicycle frame.

These components differ per model. Moreover, because almost every bike can be equipped with different add-ons and accessories, almost every bike is unique.

The most popular Van Raam add-ons can be found on the Add-ons page.
 

Spaakstraak Van Raam fietsen

Producing wheels in the wheel workshop

We produce our very own wheels in our wheel workshop. The process starts with a rim, spokes, possibly a motor and ends with a complete wheel.

In the video we show how Rick manually holds a spoke in front of the correct spoke nipple on the rim and uses a machine to properly insert all the spokes. After inserting the spoke, the rim tape is prepared and the spokes are tensioned and balanced. The wheel is now ready, only the inner tube and outer tyre remain.
 

Montage driewielfiets

Van Raam Bike Assembly

In our assembly hall, all components are attached to the bike. Additional parts such as an electric motor, footstools, backrest and stick holder are also attached here.

Testing and final inspection

Once the bike is ready, it is tested one last time by our team of final inspection engineers and the electronic system is activated.

Shipping

Once the bike has been approved, it is prepared for transport and is shipped to the dealer/bicycle shop.
 


About Van Raam

Want to know more about Van Raam? Please take a look at the pages listed under 'About Van Raam' and learn more about the company's history.