By Dave Iltis
TRP and Tektro Brakes, a leading manufacturer of brakes has relocated from California to Ogden. The company makes a full range of brakes for all types of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross, BMX, and triathlon bikes. Distribution, warranty, and customer service will be run in the new BDO Ogden location. Manufacturing is in Taiwan.
Ogden has long recruited outdoor industry companies to relocate there including AmerSports (parent of Salomon, Atomic, Mavic, and Suunto), Petzl, Descente, and others. Lance Larrabee of TRP said that the quality of life and cost of business make Ogden an ideal location. He likes what Ogden is doing for outdoor recreation, specifically cycling, “We think this is the undiscovered Boulder, Colorado. With QBP, Enve, and Scott USA here, were proud to join the community.”
Ogden has been making a push to do with cycling companies what it has done with ski companies. According to Steve Fishburn of Ogden City’s Business Development Office, Ogden’s access to rail, central location in the Western US, proximity to an international airport, low cost of living, and quick access to great outdoor recreation makes O-town a ideal location for cycling companies. Additionally, Ogden’s ownership of the Business Depot Ogden (BDO) allows the city to offer great incentives for companies moving to Ogden.
TRP has plans for expansion to bring research and development to the new location. According to Fishburn, Weber State is expanding its cycling engineering curriculum, and this proximity to world class engineering was another huge plus for TRP.
Fishburn said they were looking forward to what Lance and his team would bring to Ogden in regards to recruiting other companies and bolstering Ogden’s growing cycling community.
For more on TRP, visit trpbrakes.com. For more on Tektro, visit tektro-usa.com.