Pyga Industries is one of the smaller bicycle companies in the industry, and focuses on the high-end bicycle market. The company was founded in 2011 by Patrick Morewood and Mark Hopkins, long-term friends, entrepreneurs and mountain biking enthusiasts.
Morewood founded the first South African bicycle company, Morewood Bikes, in 1998, and the Morewood Makulu was rated the top bike of the year for two years in a row by Dirt Mountainbike magazine. Hopkins was previously affiliated with cSixx, a distributor of high-quality mountain bike components, and founder of Leatt, a manufacturer of braces, body armor and gear for extreme sports.
Develop bicycles that are fun, aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to ride
Transition from conventional materials to carbon composites
Reduce prototyping time
Improve communication with the factory
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Implementation of Solid Edge software for design
Strong technical support from Siemens PLM Software partner ESTEQ
Reduced frame design time from three to four months to two-and-a-half to three months
Reduced late-stage design changes from one day to one to three hours
Created complex frame designs with kinematics and good aesthetics