Kenosha, WI, December 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Xten Industries, an award-winning plastic injection molder and contract manufacturer, beat out overseas competition and began production of the popular British product, Bikebins, this week.
Executive Designer Sam Lowings began manufacturing the bins in the United Kingdom (UK) after discovering, in 2005, that the market lacked a supply of quality, water proof pannier bags. According to Lowings, “the idea for the Bins came as a result of cycling solo 9000 miles from London across Russia to the Pacific in 2005 (that's the furthest on the planet you can ever go on land) I got fed up with my textile pannier bags which leaked, so had to design a hard-shell waterproof version when I got back.”
As the popularity and demand for the Bins increased, Lowings began to expand his line into the United States. A series of manufacturing and quality errors with his European manufacturers and issues with U.S. customs brought Lowing to the conclusion to move the Bin production for his North American customers to the United States. Lowings searched extensively for a company to handle his North American distribution and capable of manufacturing higher quality parts.
He found Xten Industries of Kenosha, WI, which now manufactures, warehouses and distributes Bikebins for the North American market.
Xten Industries, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, was founded in 1940. Since moving to Kenosha in 2002, Xten’s revenue has grown over 35% annually to over $15 million in 2007. Xten has become a local leader in contract manufacturing and plastic injection molding. Xten and all its employees strive to be an extension of their customers, assembling finished products and drop shipping those directly to ultimate users. Xten provides significant manufacturing efficiencies and has proven to be competitive with Asian and other outsourcing alternatives. The company offers many services including part and tool design, engineering, finishing, in-mold decorating, assembly, and packaging, along with inventory management and logistics solutions. Xten’s mission is to deliver outstanding products on time, at a fair price, working safely in an enjoyable atmosphere while proving that manufacturing can thrive in the United States. For more information on Xten, please visit www.xtenindustries.com or Xten’s headquarters in Kenosha, WI.