A glimpse into the Swapfiets warehouse

The warehouse in Barneveld, where the majority of our Swapfiets inventory is stored, is sometimes misunderstood as a location for broken and discarded bikes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our storage facility is essential because the demand for Swapfiets, especially in other European countries, is seasonal and fluctuates. To serve our members as effectively as possible, we always ensure an adequate stock.

🚲 This is our sole central distribution centre from which we deliver and repair a large numbers of bikes for all our locations across Europe throughout the year. In 2023, we performed almost 20,000 repairs in Barneveld. Barneveld is also where all new bikes are made ready for use before being delivered across the countries.

🔧 During winter, many bikes are kept in the outdoor area as our indoor capacity is reached. The bikes outside of the premises are awaiting repair, and once that's done, they are moved inside the warehouse. Storing bikes outdoors is a conscious choice, as we don't need an unnecessarily large storage space throughout the year, allowing us to be energy-efficient and environmentally conscious.

♻️ While some bikes are temporarily stored outside for repair, these are not consistently the same bikes. These bikes undergo thorough checks and preparation according to our circular principles before being sent to customers or local warehouses. This ensures that our bikes are of high quality and can be used for an extended period, which is essential for promoting sustainable mobility.

🙏 All of this is done in collaboration with Pon Logistics. If you have any questions or need to know something, don't hesitate to reach out. We're more than happy to answer them!

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About Swapfiets

Over Swapfiets
Swapfiets is 's werelds eerste ‘bike as a service’ bedrijf met een circulair businessmodel. Opgericht in 2014 in Nederland, groeide de scale-up snel uit tot een van de meest toonaangevende leveranciers van micromobiliteit in Europa, met inmiddels meer dan 270.000 leden in Nederland, Duitsland, België, Denemarken, Frankrijk, Spanje en het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Swapfiets streeft naar meer leefbare Europese steden, een 100% circulaire productlijn en wil in 2025 klimaatneutraal zijn. In oktober 2022 trad Swapfiets officieel toe tot de B Corp gemeenschap om hun missie te verstevigen.

Het concept van Swapfiets is vrij eenvoudig: voor een vast bedrag per maand hebben Swapfiets-leden altijd een werkende fiets. En zijn er onverhoopt problemen, dan wordt de fiets binnen 10 minuten in de winkel gerepareerd of direct vervangen zonder extra kosten. Swapfiets is in Nederland beschikbaar in meer dan 50 plaatsen. www.swapfiets.nl

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