Member - Bcomp Ltd

Bcomp develops sustainable lightweighting solutions for high performance applications from sports to space.

Type Company
Founder 2011
Company Size 12
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Christian Fischer & Julien Rion
Headquarters 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
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Bcomp Ltd

About

While one third of the global non-renewable resources are still being used for the manufacture and transportation of manufactured goods, resources are becoming scarce and the need for renewable bio-based materials strongly increasing.
In response to these challenges, EU, US and Chinese authorities have significantly reduced the CO2 emission standards for cars and pushes the use of renewable materials. Accordingly, the entire mobility industry is going through the largest industry shift in decades. One of the major challenges consists of cutting weight in vehicles, to increase their autonomy and/or decrease the battery power.
To address these needs, Bcomp develops and sells game-changing renewable material solutions, increasing performance, decreasing weight, and reducing the environmental impact of its customers’ products. The company has developed a novel high-performance renewable material solution offering a unique price-performance ratio to address the strong and increasing need of today’s mobility’s for light-weighting, with the potential of cutting up to 40 % weight and reducing use of plastics by up to 80%. Potential applications include interior automotive parts, body panels for race cars, or semi-structural parts in aircraft’s cabin interior, to name only a few. This combines a massive market opportunity with significant CO2 savings potential. The Swiss high-tech company has ongoing customer development projects with leading automotive OEMs worldwide.
Motorsports customers are producing serial parts featuring Bcomp material, e.g. in one of the most sold race cars, and first large-series automotive applications are expected to go into production by 2021. Thus, Bcomp has established itself as the global leader in natural fibre composite solutions for superior performance, replacing standard engineering materials, cutting significant weight, and reducing the eco-footprint of our customers’ products by up to 80%. The company has developed proprietary high-performance solutions for applications ranging from Alpine skis to surfboards, and more recently for lightweight parts in automotive interior- and motorsport body work. Thanks to its innovative products and strong market focus, the company has built a large international customer portfolio and significant awareness within its target markets, as well as proven its capacity to develop products answering to real market needs, and successfully bring them to market. Bcomp is currently part of the European Space Agency's Clean Space Program, where the aim is to develop technologies for cleaner space exploration. While the Sport & Leisure market still represents a significant potential for Bcomp’s growth, the Mobility industries represent by far the largest scaling potential. Over the past two years, Bcomp has validated the product-market fit with several key players of this sector and has adapted its organization to its strong ambition of playing a major role in the ongoing mobility revolution. Furthermore, Bcomp is working on projects with major actors in aerospace, within construction and interiordesign. However, regardless the market, our key features always remain: high performance lightweighting solutions from natural fibres.
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Headquarters 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

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SDG 6
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Clean Energy
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SDG 9
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SDG 11
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Bcomp Ltd

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.


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Purchaser

6 days ago Fribourg

Full overview: http://www.bcomp.ch/about-us/#work-with-us Position Overview____________ Bcomp’s core technology for automotive market –the powerRibs™ – is in industrialization phase and a large scale production facility is being set-up. In order to support the industrialization phase, Bcomp is looking for a purchaser to strengthen the Operations team The new team member will be in charge of purchasing materials and services linked to the production fa-cility. The person will be the main point of contact for our external partners and will work closely with the industrialization team internally. We offer a varied purchasing position with strategic responsibilities in an environment based on trust and strong human values. Main responsibilities • Management of the purchasing projects from sourcing to contracts management to cover all the needs of the production facility set-up (raw material, logistics, capex etc.) • Work closely with industrialization and operations teams • Manage suppliers base and implement continuous improvement projects Qualifications and Personal Qualities___________ • M.Sc. in engineering and a specialisation in purchasing management (academic and/or professional experience) • 3-5 years of experience in technical purchasing, in an industrial environment • Experience in automotive industry is a plus • Autonomous and proved capabilities in problem solving • Strong analytical skills and affinity for numbers • Structured and organized way of working with an ability to handle many projects in parallel • Strong negotiations skills • High resistance to stress • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Fluent in English is a must, French or German is a great advantage, any other language is a plus • Knowledge of SAP ERP system is a great plus • Readiness to travel in Europe to meet the different partners • Willingness to meet challenges with a proactive, positive and energetic mindset – everything is possible!