About Us

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Founded in 1918 by Mr. Herman Schoonhoven, Sapim has been producing spokes and nipples of the highest quality for over 90 years. From the beginning, maintaining a close relationship with customers has always been of the greatest importance for Sapim. By listening to the needs and wishes of our customers, whether professional or amateur, Sapim makes sure that its products are tailored to meet their requirements.

Flexibility in the production process means new innovations are quickly brought into the market. At Sapim, your safety is our main concern. Therefore, only materials of the highest possible grade are used.

Thanks to our ISO 9001 certification standard and to our STTS (Sapim Total Traceability System), Sapim is able to guarantee that every spoke and nipple is meticulously monitored and checked throughout the entire production process, bringing only the best to its customers.

Sapim offers race service to its customers at a lot of international events. The objective is to help consumers, team riders and team mechanics with Sapim expertise of wheel building.  Bringing together good wheel building with Sapim’s superior spokes offers customer best possible wheels.
Every year many road and MTB teams decide to ride with Sapim’s spokes.  We are proud to have Olympic gold medalists and world champions riding on our spokes.

Also wheel building courses are held by Sapim and Sapim supported cycle mechanic schools.  Only good wheel building shows all positive aspects of our spokes and nipples in a wheel. A checklist is offered as well.

Sapim is dynamic, innovative and reliable. Working together with hub and rim manufacturer, professional wheel builders and team mechanics, Sapim’s staff is always updated with the newest development in the market. Sapim does not only follow the market, it is changing it with innovative products in order to make better wheels.
Sapim is considered by many as the worldwide leader in the design and production of spokes and nipples and its continued success is due to rigorous levels of quality control, innovative products, and experienced staff.

Never play with safety! The Sapim process is based on the SCFT-system (Sapim advanced Cold Forging Technology). The „Sapim Knowledge Base Lab for Research and Development“ was set up in 1981 for products to undergo very severe material fatigue tests.

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Axel Moorkens, President - Amaury de Cordes, Managing Director