ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Nimble Scooters LLC launched its first product in May 2014 — a rotationally molded, foot-powered cargo carrier — and now it aims by to introduce a larger model with a bigger cargo tub, steel frame and five wheels by June.
An adaptable Nimble scooter can work in industrial, commercial or personal applications.
Spin Products Inc. of Chino, Calif., rotomolds both sizes of the pacific blue or sunset orange bins using high density polyethylene.
Colson Caster Corp. of Jonesboro, Ark., supplies Performa-brand 6-inch-by-0.5-inch wheels with non-marking thermoplastic elastomer permanently bonded to the ribbed polyolefin core.
Commercial Custom Seating & Upholstery Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., makes the multi-layer wood decks using skateboard-style technology.
John Kim invented the product and co-founded the business with Alix Armour, who is based in Paris. Armour serves as Nimble Scooters' CEO and markets the product in Europe and beyond.
The launch project has a heat-treated aluminum frame, two wheels, about 30 pounds of weight and a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $350. The new, larger model is expected to be priced at less than $700, partner Scott Rall said in an interview at the UBM Canon trade shows in Anaheim.
A water-resistant rain cover is optional, and Nimble Scooters is developing a waterproof cover.
Employing five, the firm has a design studio in Tustin, Calif., and a 1,300-square-foot assembly facility and warehouse in Santa Ana, Calif.