J.JUAN joins AMBE, an interview with them

J.JUAN joins AMBE, an interview with them

JJUAN began its activity in 1947 as a manufacturer of bicycle cables. Over the years, its activity expanded and diversified to become a world leader in the manufacture of reinforced hydraulic brake hose for motorcycles. Now, they join AMBE as part of their commitment to the bicycle sector. We interviewed Jose Luis Juan Verdejo, CEO of the JJUAN group
What does JJUAN offer?
J. Juan was established in 1965 as a Public Limited Company from an activity that began in 1947 as, then, a manufacturer of bicycle cables whose main customers were the manufacturers Amat, Masferrer and Castells.
Its activity was extended to the motorcycle sector and diversified its activity by complementing the cable with the manufacture of reinforced hydraulic brake hose of which we are a world leader. 15 years ago we expanded our field of action once again and began to develop motorcycle brake systems (calipers and master cylinders). Today we are the second largest European manufacturer and supplier of brake systems for all offroad and onroad segments.
We offer a comprehensive safety system consisting of gas cable, clutch cable, hydraulic brake system and mechanical brake system.
We are a company 97% dedicated to OEM (first equipment manufacturer) and 3% dedicated to spare parts and accessories.

Why did you join AMBE and how do you see the bicycle sector in Spain from JJUAN?
For some years now, we have been evaluating promoting activity in the bicycle sector. The time has come to contribute our knowledge of the motorcycle brake in the sector. The bicycle sector has gained greater performance power and has become increasingly dynamic. As a company, we like to be part of the group that is interested in and defends the sectors in which we are involved, and AMBE is a benchmark in the world of two wheels. Therefore, if we want to strengthen our presence as a player in the bicycle world, we must be partners of AMBE.
The bicycle sector in Spain is thriving. Social dynamics have rediscovered a useful, sustainable, sporty, family and social vehicle. Its growth will be exponential as long as the culture of Health and environmental hygiene prevails. We see that the bicycle sector presents us with an opportunity to incorporate state-of-the-art technologies to increase the safety of bicycles.

Jose Luis Juan Verdejo, CEO of the JJUAN group:

How have you adapted to 2020, the pandemic and what are your main challenges for 2021 and the future?
At an organizational level, we established very strict work protocols, which allowed us to continue the activity (except for 15 days of rigorous unemployment) without any incidents among the 480 workers in Spain or among the 140 in China. To this day, these protocols, more relaxed, are maintained and every week the HSE Committee analyzes what steps we must follow for the good progress of the health of our workers and, therefore, of the company.
Economically, it has been an extraordinary and hectic year. Despite a disastrous second quarter, in the last six months we have invoiced the same as in 9 months of normal activity.
In 2021 we continue in line with double-digit growth and our challenges are to undertake new market segments that allow us to diversify our activity to minimize business risks. One of those great challenges is the irruption in the world of electric bike brakes and bicycles in general.
We see the future with optimism and with great possibilities for our company in a world that will trend towards deglobalization, but our spirit of “accompanying the client” allows us to be present in multiple countries to provide solutions.

J.Juan launches E-Commerce

J.Juan launches E-Commerce

Since last June, J.Juan has had an e-commerce platform on its website.
Any motorcyclist in the world is able to purchase J.Juan products listed with their assigned price on the web, while those that lack an indicated price are the products intended solely and exclusively for motorcycle manufacturers.

In this first phase, they are only be able to buy those that are part of the products designed for the competition of speed bikes, Side by Side and ATV (Quads).
Gradually, the products of the Braktec brand, a J.Juan division that are leaders in the Trial and Enduro segment, will also be incorporated.
The purchase process is agile and easily navigated, as in other e-commerce platforms.

The logistics of the shipment is handled by FedEx, which guarantees the delivery of the purchase anywhere in the world.

La Vanguardia values positively the performance of J.Juan in 2020

La Vanguardia values positively the performance of J.Juan in 2020

 

La Vanguardia, the most widely read newspaper in Spain, values ​​J.Juan’s 2020 financial year very positively.

In a report published in the most notable area of ​​the Economy section, the newspaper reports on the good results of the Barcelona company despite the setbacks arising from Covid-19 and contrasts it with the drop in motorcycle sales.

It picks up the words of José Luis Juan, CEO of the Group of companies, who emphasizes that in the last six months of 2020 the same occurred and invoiced as the last 9 months of 2020. “A spectacular recovery”, in his words, “thanks to that all the teams have made an extraordinary effort ”.

La Vanguardia is amazed at the growth of 8% that despite the cost overruns caused in 2020 by the incidents in the supply chains.

In the article, José Luis sets good expectations for the first semester 2021, with the confidence of being able to start traveling for face-to-face meetings (J.Juan exports 98%) and that the financial aid promised by Euopa will serve as an incentive for the economy to end of 2021 and all of 2022, where the motorcycle will acquire greater relevance as a transport vehicle.

J.JUAN dominates the Dakar again

J.JUAN dominates the Dakar again

The first 11 SxS USE J.JUAN BRAKES

With only a single stage of 452km left between Yanbu and Jeddar, J.Juan can confirm that we have had another spectacular Dakar. And that’s three in a row!

The Can Am Maverick X3, that uses the special brake calipers of the Barcelonese company, have won 11 of the top 12 places in the general classification of the category T4.

Only Wayne Matlock, one of the great stars of America’s Side by Side, where he has conquered several low 1,000 mile races and several trials of the Best in The Desert, finished 12th  in his Polaris RZR. Matlock has “infiltrated” the top 20 with his RZR and is the only non-Can Am and only vehicle not using J. Juan Brakes to reach that group.

Likewise, the 11 stages contested so far have been dominated by four teams that use J. Juan Brakes.. South Racing Can Am has won 7 stages (Chaleco Lopez (6) and Khalifa Al Attitah). Monster Energy has won 4 stages (Austin Jones (2), Aron Domzala and Reynaldo Varela). One stage each has been won by FN Speed (Saleh Alsaif) and SNAG Racing Team (Sergei Kariakin).

Three out of three is a great success for J.Juan and also adds this triumph to those obtained in Superbikes (6 title) or Trial (16 Worlds). In the Dakar, particularly in each of the last three years, the mark of the double J’s has propelled 19 vehicles in the top 20.

Vehicles equipped with the J. Juan Kit have also won the light vehicle category, which also included prototypes.

An important note is that of the 29 vehicles that departed in the event with J.Juan brakes, 26 have reached the final stage.

Remy Gardner, with J.Juan brakes, wins his first Moto2 race

Remy Gardner, with J.Juan brakes, wins his first Moto2 race

Remy Gardner (Onexox Stop and Go) achieved his first victory in Portimao last weekend at the Moto2 World Cup. The Australian pilot has had a huge projection this year running with the rear system of the Spanish company, J.Juan. This season he has achieved 4 podiums (two third places, one second and this recent victory).

In Portimao, he managed to reach his best level by obtaining an impressive rhythm in the race that was unattainable for any of his rivals.

All these performances have led him to sixth overall in this World Cup.

Let us remember that it has been an atypical season due to the pandemic and that, thanks to the organization of Dorna, and the efforts of all the teams, pilots and sponsors it has been able to be celebrated.

Surely this young pilot will give us many bright moments next year!