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Baltik vairas is a full-service Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), merging the latest manufacturing organisation strategies and high digitisation. With over 70 years of manufacturing experience, the company now is the largest premium-quality bicycle and e-bike manufacturer in Northern Europe. Baltik vairas makes bicycles under other companies' brands and offers full-range production of any modern transportation vehicle, powered by pedals.
Brand owners bring their ideas, future mobility visions, design sketches, use cases, marketing engines, ideal customers, channels, and distribution practices.
At Baltik vairas, we provide expertise in R&D, supply chain management, design, quality assurance, assembly, paint shop, and strategic & operational planning. We have all these competencies in-house.
Specialising in efficient supply chain and assembly solutions, we bridge the gap between design concepts and large-scale production, assisting innovative bicycle makers in bringing their vision to life and disrupting the possibilities of what bikes can be.
Over more than 70 years, Baltik vairas has grown into a company driven by process innovation and know-how.
As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), we produce more than 350k bikes for Western Europe markets and collaborate with the top European brands.
We have the capacity and experience to serve the biggest brands.
We have the expertise to satisfy the most technologically sophisticated and premium brands that are delivering the next wave of bikes.
We believe that bikes is the better cars, a fundamentally more sustainable, sharable and space-efficient form of transport, allowing neighborhoods and cities to develop in more people-friendly ways. That’s why we envision a world, where cities become bike-first.
By building the best version of each bike, we are constantly improving their usability and expanding what a bike can be, contributing to a world where everyone can have a bicycle that fits their needs. This way, with each new bike rolling off the assembly line, we move mobility towards a friendlier future.
The largest bicycle factory in Northern Europe is based in Šiauliai, Lithuania
Baltik vairas enables innovative bicycle makers to disrupt what bikes can be by bringing their vision to life.
Established in 1948 in Šiauliai, Lithuania, Baltik vairas quickly grew to become one of the leading bicycle manufacturers in the Baltik region. Over the years, the company has continuously evolved, adapting to market trends and technological advancements.
With a strong focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability, we successfully built a reputation for delivering exceptional bicycles that meet the needs of diverse riders worldwide.
Today, with decades of experience behind us, Baltik vairas remains at the forefront of the industry, combining generational process mastery with modern manufacturing techniques to help create bikes that inspire and empower cyclists around the globe.
Baltik vairas is a part of KJK Sports, a renowned company specializing in the active outdoor sporting goods segment.
1948 - 1952
1953 - 1958
1959 - 1974
1976 - 1993
1994 - 2014
2015 - 2021
2021 - 2023
1948 - 1952
1953 - 1958
1959 - 1974
1976 - 1993
1994 - 2014
2015 - 2021
2021 - 2023
The factories are located in the buildings and grounds of the former tractor repair factory "Žaizdras" and a nail factory.
The factory has 136 mechanical bicycle-construction machines, including 109 machines made in Germany before WWII. The workforce comprises 47 employees.
It launches the first bike brand for boys: the junior bike “Ereliukas” (an “Eaglet”). Baltik vairas becomes the most wanted employer in the area.
The wheel hubs for "Kregždutė" and "Ereliukas" were purchased from the German company ZF Sachs AG, now known as "Torpedo - Freilaufnabe".
The first 6,000 bikes are exported to Germany, Mexico, Finland, Greece, India, Belgium and Hungary.
150,000 “Ereliukas” and 50,000 “Kregždutė” models are produced per year.
Productivity is increased through mechanisation and automation.
The company expands its exports to 32 countries worldwide.
The company starts mechanised bike parts grinding, polishing, painting, nickel plating and lacquering.
It starts production of scooter engines.
Launch of new futuristic model “Vyturėlis“ (Skylark“).
The first foldable bike, first bike simulator and first bike catamaran have been introduced.
The town earned the reputation as the capital of bicycles of Lithuania. The Bicycle Museum, founded in 1980, is handed over to the city and becomes open to all visitors.
A strategic focus is placed on manufacturing bicycles for other bicycle brands. The company starts the production of „Panther“ bikes.
It employs 864 people and exports to Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.
The components warehouse are managed by the integrated dynamic warehouse management system Navision.
The company transitions from a production factory to a fully-integrated OEM manufacturer of bicycles, handling all its key competencies in-house. The annual production volume is 350,000 bicycles.
The company produces 350,000 bicycles annually, making it the largest bicycle manufacturer in Northern Europe.
Baltik vairas is now one of the leading adopters of LEAN principles in Lithuania.
The digitalisation of the production process begins. The company produces bicycles for top German and Netherlands brands.
Its main focus is on activities in the field of outdoor sports goods.
The use of Industry 4.0 technologies is increasing. As much as 80% of the production process is digitised. 3D design and printing, RFID tagging.
The production capacity of this unit can reach up to 30,000 units per year.
Artificial intelligence (AI) usage enables improving the production planning process in partnership with the EU's Horizon 2020 project.
The Baltik vairas management team consists of experienced professionals that want to help change mobility for good. They are a core part of the broader BV family consisting of more than 500 long-term employees.
Head of HR
Process and Quality Manager
Head of Strategic & Operational Planning Department
Supply Chain Manager
At Baltik vairas, our dedicated and talented team of professionals bring their passion for cycling and commitment to quality to every aspect of the production process. Here are key competencies we have in-house:
Work with clients to determine the most appropriate technical solution for each type of bike, including decisions on which components from which suppliers are most suitable.
staying in control of the total process to make sure there are no surprises and the mass production target is reached on time.
Works with clients to determine the aesthetics of the bike, including selecting colours, paints, and decal types and sizes, taking into account all necessary technical details.
Develop BOM (Bill of Materials), technical drawings of frames, forks, and carriers.
Provides clients with the best possible components based on their design needs.
Assembles and prepares the first prototype for mass production, following the optimal business process.
Oversees the entire supply chain of the company, from sourcing raw materials and components to delivering finished products to customers. Works closely with suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of high-quality materials and components.
Develops the company's short-term and long-term goals and creates plans to achieve them. Work closely with other departments to ensure that operational plans are aligned with strategic objectives.
tests all bike parts and fully assembled bikes according to ISO standards. Carries out technical tests on components and gives recommendations to clients. Approves mass production.
Carefully inspects every bike with 100% precision to ensure it meets high standards before it is released to the market.
Provides support to customers after the sale of a product, eliminates manufacturing defects.
With a rich history spanning over 70 years, Baltik vairas has emerged as a leading bicycle manufacturer, specializing in full-service OEM across Europe.
At Baltik vairas, our dedicated and talented team of professionals bring their passion for cycling and commitment to quality to every aspect of the production process.