Cleveland CycleWerks, the manufacturer of low-cost motorcycles, is moving manufacturing jobs from China to the United States. Scott Colosimo, the owner of Cleveland CycleWerks, purchased a huge 60,000-square-foot building in Cleveland where the company will establish its headquarters, new assembly facility, and parts distribution center. The company hopes to begin limited production in the next 24 months.
The owner says “CCW is a growing company, and we firmly believe that expanding our US manufacturing base will help stabilize quality and strengthen their technical expertise in motorcycle design, engineering and manufacturing. With more than 30 components already made in Cleveland, CCW is excited to expand our made in America parts base.”
In a previous post about Cleveland CycleWerks, I talked about how Scott Colosimo originally wanted to build motorcycles here in the United States, but instead “spent plenty of time banging his head against the wall,” trying to source parts from domestic manufacturers so he ended up making parts and assembling bikes in China. Now it seems he found a way.
According to the Thekneeslider, Colosimo already hired a full-time designer and an engineer and will soon hire employees to assemble the bikes in the new Cleveland building. Do you think Cleveland CycleWerks will attract more domestic motorcycle buyers with this move?
Video: Watch this interview with Scott Colosimo, conducted by the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011: