It wouldn’t be incorrect to say that Zero Motorcycles is among the established players who make electric two-wheelers. The company has been around for a while and has given us some incredible EVs. While Zero Motorcycles is a known name, its popularity or awareness is limited to certain regions of the world. So, the company is taking steps to expand its global reach.
Zero Motorcycles and Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), a top Electronics Manufacturing Services company with headquarters in the Philippines, are proud to announce a strategic manufacturing collaboration.
As part of this new collaboration, IMI will begin to assemble Zero Motorcycles’ electric motorcycle models and other motorcycle sub-assemblies in their facility located in Laguna, Philippines. This work will be done in conjunction with the manufacturing facilities for Zero located in Scotts Valley, California. The modular assemblies and complete motorcycles supplied by IMI will be delivered to Zero’s customers and dealers globally with a primary focus on the European and Asian markets.
The manufacturing involves both the full assembly of motorcycles as well as partial, modular assemblies to be finally completed by Zero manufacturing teams, together with the battery module and electronics of the vehicle. Of all the potential partners considered, only IMI possessed the expertise in both electronics manufacturing and motorcycle assembly all located under one roof. Furthermore, IMI’s parent company, Ayala Corporation (AC Industrials), has made great strides toward sustainability, and the collaboration with Zero is expected to open more possible synergies with AC Industrials in the future.
Mass production is projected to start as early as the second quarter of 2023 as a turnkey program utilizing IMI’s current capability for assembling motorcycles coupled with efforts to develop localization of certain components and parts.
The facility in Laguna, Philippines will play a crucial role in Zero Motorcycles’ expansion into the global market and will support the company’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable transportation while increasing its market share.