ACROS was founded in Renningen, 30 km south-west of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1999. Ever since, the know-how from rolling bearing technology has been used to develop and market high-quality components for the bicycle sector. The high vertical integration of manufacturing at the German location enables a rapid, innovative and high-quality implementation of ideas till the ready machined part. The ACROS team consists of young, dynamic and highly motivated personnel.
Trails mean everything to us. They are the source of our ideas and the foundation of our work. We consistently meet the challenge to improve mountain biking. We experience our ideas throughout the development process, conduct the entire manufacture and test our products on the world’s most merciless testing facility: the trails. Direct communication with our customers is fundamental for us in order to sense the current needs and wants of the riders at all times. Fares and festivals provide the ideal platform for this purpose and ACROS is always present at the most important events. It is also the distribution via specialized dealers that enables us to implement the good customer relations into our experience. The enthusiasm and passion of our customers requires constant enhancements and customizing. This challenge motivates us already in development and continues throughout the finished product. Accurate design engineering with modern 3D-CAD programmes are the basis of our product development. Subsequently, valuable insights are obtained with elaborate FEM analyses that take into account the strengths occurring in practice. The first prototypes are then tested on specially-made test-benches in continuous load cycles, putting the components through their paces. In addition to that, ACROS works hand in hand with leading testing institutes so as to obtain an independent assay of the components. Afterwards, the pilot models are used by our factory test riders under the hardest weather conditions. This contributes to optimise the components and their design all the way to the maturity phase. ACROS components are manufactured with state-of-the-art CNC machines.
From the CAD drawing through to the finished product everything is created and accompanied within our company. For these processes we rely on the latest production techniques ensuring the high standard of our components We ensure the precise manufacture of our products and establish the foundation of our high standards by using first-class tools and having trained expert staff operate state-of-the-art machines. Our batch production is monitored by the latest testing and equalization systems, thus complying to the required tolerances.Our trails are our nature. With regard to environmental management we put a high emphasis on sustainability to protect our precious environment.
Not only do we minimize the use of paper in our offices and resort to packaging that can be recycled as well as applying non-polluting lubricants, but we also choose our suppliers carefully, thus contributing to environmental sustainability. In this context, our thorough work ethic has earned us a certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.