Good things come to those that wait
Having had his name drawn at MACH 2022 as the winner of the Ceratizit UK & Ireland draw for a £6000 Hope HB130 mountain bike, Dave Buchan finally got to collect his prize at Hope Technology’s headquarters in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Mr Buchan, who works as a programmer, setter, operator at Havant-based Monolution a specialist sub-contract machining business, which focuses on high-level industry sectors such as motorsport, aerospace, medical and automotive. In addition to his work at Monolution, Mr Buchan is also a keen cyclist who developed his skills on BMX bikes in his youth before moving on to mountain biking. With the Hope HB130 bike, which features a carbon fibre frame, he will be able to push his limits even further. The delay in collecting the bike was down to a combination of work-related pressure on Mr Buchan along with the fact that each Hope HB130 is hand-built in Barnoldswick, with Hope producing just four bikes each week at present. Mr Buchan was presented with his Hope HB130 by Lee Pinhorne Ceratizit UK & Ireland’s Technical Sales Engineer for the south of England with Mr Buchan commenting… “it was worth waiting for”.
In addition to its bike production Hope Technology’s main focus is the production of after-market components, which is produces in high volumes for export around the world. The company’s long-standing partnership with Ceratizit UK & Ireland ensures that these parts, including cranks, yokes, brake calipers and the carbon fibre moulds for these bikes, are all produced as efficiently as possible and to the highest quality standards. Production is maintained thanks to Hope Technology’s use of the latest in vending solutions, the Ceratizit TOM 840 system, which can store up to 840 individual items, which are remotely monitored with seamless re-ordering of tools as they are used.