For the love of smiley faces!
Chris brings more than 30 years experience as an automotive design engineer. He's a creative visionary, has a savvy business head, loves sailing and chocolate.
Darleen is the one that brings Chris' crazy brilliance together, wraps it into a plan and makes it F.L.Y.
Danijel is our polyvalent ideator come product/process design magician come creator of amazing spaces. We are yet to find anything that he cannot do. He's the real deal when it comes to delivering awesome experiences for our customers and employees.
Campbell 's talents as film-maker, story-teller are pure magic and quite widely known. Our Newmarket customers are also discovering his talents with bicycles, be they passion for riding, down-to-earth sales approach, or straight-forward how-to-fix it solutions. The combination of creative genius and hard-core practical is umm, errrrr...potent. Seriously.
Andrew, is our bike mechanic extraordinaire. His muchos years experience in the NZ electronics and programming industry is an invaluable complement to Chris' electrics expertise. He loves sailing, flat whites, and playing with bikes (not necessarily in that order!)
Tomas pedals the 'NEW'market store. Shifting BULLITTS and letting every passer by try the R'e'-volution in the electric-assist bike world.
Our suppliers are a key part of the team too and span the globe: Denmark -with Bullitt bike and Butchers & Bicycles, China, USA, Italia, and NZ.
Chris and Darleen packed up their lives in Brussels and moved to Waiheke Island in search of smiley faces and a school where their kids could go barefoot. That sorted, they turned their attention to starting the right business.
Rob Vaasen started eCyclesNZ 12 months prior, renting out e-bikes to visitors to Waiheke Island. The face-splitting, yiharr! smiles from whizzing up them hills no sweat were enough to convince Darleen and Chris that they'd found their next adventure.
Jannuary 2015 saw the BULLITT cargo bike arrive to NZ shores. Darleen had managed to convince Larry vs. Harry in Denmark to send their whole range of amazing bikes.
In March 2015, we opened in Newmarket - mixing Bikes and Barbers. Check out the new workshop designed and built by Danijel.
And the fun ride continued through the NZ winter.
By end 2016:
exciting shake-ups a-happening in the supply chain space, no less than 3 new frames and bikes from Denmark. All wickedly electric and with danish design flair, functionality and quality
More space in our shops -as we gear up to have a stand alone depot - helping our logistics :)
yes the rumour mill is , another mission outpost in the creation. Great news for our mainland customers.
Watch this space. More news coming soon.
We're on a mission to bring: great quality, latest design capability, and
smiley vibe e-bikes to the NZ market at prices like you wouldn't believe!!