Effective from January 1, 2020 Schmolke Carbon is taking over THM Carbones from 3T Cycling.
A release from 3T noted that.. ‘Schmolke and THM are both leading global players in ultralight bicycle parts. This takeover will create a full range supplier for carbon bicycle components ‘Made in Germany’ at the highest level of quality.’
“THM has best knowledge in the RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding) process for almost 25 years,” said Stefan Schmolke, founder of Schmolke Carbon. “Together with our 28-years of experience in the prepreg vacuum process we will manufacture every new product using its best suitable process.
“I will only merge both development departments so that we can offer our new ideas faster to the demanding cyclist. Further I want THM to produce more MTB parts again.”
THM Carbones and Schmolke Carbon will both remain as independent operating companies. Production, sales and customer support will remain separate in each company.
“We enjoyed working with THM on expanding the model line, improving the distribution network and streamlining production in both Germany and at our own carbon factory in Italy,” explained Rene Wiertz, CEO of 3T. “Now is the perfect time for us to focus on the Italian factory and for THM to grow further with Stefan’s support.”
3T originally acquired THM Carbones back in 2016. It was advised by Keating International for this latest transaction.