Eker Bicycles AB is a Swedish company specialised in manufacturing premium bicycles.
The frames are made in Uganda, and the bikes are then assembled in Sweden. The frames, which are made by natural composite materials, leave a minimal climate footprint.
Our aim is to improve the environment, one bicycle at a time, and contribute to job creation as well as the bicycle sport in Uganda.
Eker bicycle frames are made by hand from bamboo and natural fibres, all harvested from sustainable, renewable plantations in Uganda.
Our frames have a positive environmental impact. Each of our frames binds 4,04 kg of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which can be compared with an average of 18kg of CO2 which is released per kg of aluminium produced. That’s right. The bamboo we use is not simply neutral, but carbon positive. Read the details here.
We want to contribute to better societies where we work – in Uganda and in Sweden.
We do this by creating jobs and being a responsible employer, ensuring good care for employees and their families. In a society like Uganda, where the public welfare is less developed than Sweden, our employees receive extra health insurance, pension and school allowances for themselves and their close family members.
Our leadership philosophy builds around responsibility, honesty and trust and we believe that the contribution of all our colleagues are equally important, whether bike builder, warehouse keeper, manager or cleaner. We constantly look for colleagues with different backgrounds and experience, who can challenge our ways of working. We want it to be fun and inspiring to be a part of Eker Bikes.
We are Eker
Our frames are made of select pieces of sustainably sourced Ugandan highland bamboo leaving a minimal climate footprint. Our master frame builders creates the frames by hand to create our high performance frames warranted for life.