(PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North Americas premier supplier of bollards, bike parking solutions, and custom castings, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bikebox Canada, an innovative designer, developer and supplier of environmentally-friendly bike lockers. The acquisition makes Reliance Foundry the sole distributor of the companys signature product – the Bike Box. Composed of post-consumer material, the Bikebox bike locker features a revolutionary design that makes it unique in the bike storage industry. It was developed by the companys founder, Dean Gibson, after a series of assessment tests that he performed for colleges and universities. Through his research, he developed a design that would be easy-to-install, durable, secure and, most importantly – environmentally responsible.
I just saw so much plastic in the landfill and theyre overflowing and they dont know what to do with the plastic, said Gibson, product developer of the Bikebox. Heres an answer. These are 163 lbs of plastic out of the garbage dump put basically into a locker.
At sites all across North America, Bikebox bike lockers have provided peace of mind protection from the elements, thieves and vandals. They feature a one-of-a-kind design that allows them to be interlocked or stacked with or on other lockers. The unique design also offers the optimal level of storage security not only for bicycles but also for additional storage equipment like back packs, panniers and lights. The recycled plastic material, from which they are created, is durable and exceptionally easy to maintain. It provides weather resistant protection, prevents theft and vandalism and it will maintain its vibrant appearance for a minimum of 20 years. The transition of ownership will allow a seamless supply to Bikebox Canadas customers. All of Bikebox Canadas products are now live on Reliance Foundrys website and can be ordered with no change to Bikeboxs standard wait or lead times.
Were thrilled about this acquisition and even happier be supplying top-class of bike lockers again, said Brent Done, President and Controller at Reliance Foundry. We believe this bike locker was created in a viable design that addresses real issues faced by cyclists and helps to reduce our carbon footprint.
Reliance Foundry will continue to offer Bikebox bike lockers at prices that are among the most competitive on the market and will offer volume discounts for larger orders. Standard models, offered in charcoal black, are currently being produced and will be available for shipment shortly. Visit Reliance Foundrys new Bikebox bike locker web page for details on ordering or to request a formal quote.