Ratio Technology was launched from the research Tom and Felix performed as part of their engineering studies at Cambridge University. Since the business was launched in 2018, the pair have been driven to progress the design and manufacture of components which are made to work alongside existing parts made by larger companies. However, as a start up with limited resources, Ratio previously needed to use subcontractors to deliver their orders. Tom explained: “Our experience of using subcontractors for manufacturing was mixed, and we particularly wanted to begin our own CNC machining in order to reduce development time and improve quality control.”
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Ratio Technology, based in Kendal in the Lake District, was founded in 2018 by engineers and cycling enthusiasts Tom Simpson and Felix Barker.
It specialises in drivetrain products including chainrings and derailleur cages, and has a growing customer base around the world.
The business has now invested in 3-axis CNC machining technology, bringing its production in-house, increasing opportunities for customisation and innovation, and reducing costly delays and mistakes due to subcontract manufacturing.Case Study - Ratio Technology