Queens Award winning trike manufacturer Tomcat SNI Ltd and Dutch cycle specialists Van Raam, announce a UK wide partnership.

Tomcat SNI Ltd, who for two decades have been the leading innovators in the worldwide special needs cycling industry, has today announced an exciting new distributor partnership with the highly regarded Dutch bike manufacturer Van Raam.

Van Raam’s single user machines and carer supported products such as wheelchair bikes and transporters and ‘side by side’ trikes, are well known to the many cycling centres, school and care institutions countrywide, therefore, this important development will help support and strengthen the UK’s fast-growing inclusive cycling industry.

As well as nationwide coverage by field assessors, Tomcat has its own showroom in Gloucestershire, where Tomcat products and a selection of Van Raam products, will all be available to try 6 days a week. The company also has excellent repair facilities and technical expertise at its Gloucester headquarters to deal with the all-important ‘aftercare’ service that is so vital to its customers.

Commenting on the agreement, Bob Griffin, Managing Director and founder of Tomcat said:

We are very pleased to be partnering with Van Raam whom we have known for many years, and whose standards in quality, ethics and customer care, mirror our own.

“Though our companies both service the same sector, our products are very different, therefore this partnership will enable us to offer our many customers – from the very young through to senior citizens and multi-user locations – a complete spectrum of products that will address every level of ability, difficulty and aspiration.”

“This development will not only complete our broad portfolio, it will enable us to offer the very best solution and aftercare service to anyone who wants to take charge of their difficulties and become a part of the UK cycling revolution.”

Ronald Ruesink, Commercial Director from Van Raam adds:

Van Raam is very pleased with the cooperation with Tomcat. We believe that the culture and the way of doing business and innovation are very similar.

“Van Raam has also won a lot of (international) awards and prizes regarding innovation, design and people management.”

“We see a lot of countries in Europe with a high penetration of Van Raam special need bikes. We believe that Tomcat can help us to achieve this same penetration in the UK.”