SANTA FE, March 15, 2013 - Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is moving! On March 20th, the 20 year old distributor of bicycle parts and accessories will close the doors at its old facilities to relocate all inventory, personnel and infrastructure to its brand new home. BTI plans downtime during its upcoming move. It will miss just two days of weekday shipping while relocating from several facilities here into one brand-new location.
Shipping activities and phone support will be suspended at noon, Wednesday March 20th through Friday March 22nd to facilitate the relocation. Aside from a brief interruption Wednesday afternoon, BTI's B2B website is expected to be up and accepting orders for the remainder of the week during the move. BTI will resume shipping orders on Monday March 25th.
This move is the largest in BTI's history. An enthusiastic team of staff and friends, along with a fleet of trucks will be on hand to transport more than 23,000 inventory items on a five mile journey from the company's present location to its newly constructed warehouse and office facility.
"Our new campus provides the tools needed for continued expansion of our dealer and vendor services," said Andrew Wright, BTI President, "allowing us to support new brands -- as well as deeper stock levels for the items retailers need every day."
BTI's new facility was engineered to high sustainability and work-environment standards: upgraded insulation in walls/ceilings to reduce heating/cooling costs, rainwater capture for irrigation, showers and in-building bike parking for commuting staff, fiber optic data and a new VoIP phone system, low wattage LED and T5-fluorescent lighting with occupancy sensors, and increased utilization of natural lighting with enhanced window and skylight placement throughout the building. The goal is to reduce waste, energy usage and environmental impact while protecting and enhancing the health and productivity of BTI's staff.
"We are a bicycle company with industry leading brands. Our new headquarters will showcase these products while creating an inspiring work environment... At last, BTI has a space that truly reflects our innovative company culture." added Wright.
BTI will re-open and commence shipping operations from the new facility on Monday March 25th. From that day on the company's only address will be 33 Velocity Way, Santa Fe NM 87508 - all phone/fax/email contacts will stay the same. "We'd like to thank our industry partners for supporting BTI's business model and making this next step a reality. We'll see you on the other side - bigger, bolder and ready to take on the next 20 years" says Wright.