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 50 % weight and reducing use of plastics drastically. 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 75%. 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.