Crawford High Performance Composites secures partnership with SoftWheel

The development, manufacturing and marketing agreement allows Crawford to advance SoftWheel's symmetric, in-wheel suspension system for sports and recreation and aerospace applications.

Related Suppliers

Crawford High Performance Composites Ltd. (Denver, N.C., USA) has announced a development, manufacturing and marketing agreement with SoftWheel Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel).

SoftWheel Ltd. is the creator of the patented Acrobat wheel, the first ever selective and symmetric in-wheel suspension systems that allow wheelchair users increased mobility. The technology applies to a number of other markets from bicycles to aerospace. Crawford HP will advance the SoftWheel designs to incorporate the high-grade carbon fiber technology for which they are known.

“We are excited to bring our two nations together by creating jobs and opportunities in both countries,” says SoftWheel chairman David Zigdon. “Our companies both operate on the cuhng edge of technology and we are combining some of the brightest, most creative engineering minds.”

Currently, Crawford High Performance Composites Ltd. is striving to change the dialogue on behalf of adaptive athletes through a variety of initiatives and new product designs being implemented by sister companies Resolute Racing Shells, General Composites Inc., and Crawford Composites LLC.

“SoftWheel Ltd. has changed what is possible with their innovations by ‘reinventing the wheel,’ and our partnership with them holds tremendous possibilities for the world of adaptive sports,” says Crawford High Performance Composites president and CEO Michael Joukowsky. “Having equipment that is simply ‘good enough’ to compete is no longer acceptable. It’s time to launch world-class equipment for these world-class athletes as well as improve their everyday life experiences.”

“This partnership will allow us both to do the impossible, and we are excited to bring more freedom to wheelchair users around the globe,” says Daniel Barel, CEO of SoftWheel Ltd.
“Their unique expertise and engineering prowess made them immediately attractive to us and a natural partner in the next step of the evolution of the wheel.”

Crawford High-Performance Composites Ltd. is the parent company of Crawford Composites LLC., known for its production of high-performance parts for the motorsports racing industry; General Composites Inc., a contract manufacturer of high-end composite components for virtually all markets; and Resolute Racing Shells, an international leader in carbon fiber rowing shells.