About Us

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Sustainable lightweighting with natural fibre composites

Bcomp is the leading solutions provider for natural fibre reinforcements in high performance applications from race to space.

The company started as a garage project in 2011 with a mission to create lightweight yet high performance skis. The bCores™ were launched and successfully adopted by some of the biggest names in freeride skiing. The founders, material science PhDs from EPFL, used flax fibres to reinforce the balsa cores and improve shear stiffness. Impressed by the excellent mechanical properties of flax fibres, the development to create sustainable lightweighting solutions for the wider mobility markets started.

Today, Bcomp is a leader in natural fibre composites for sustainable lightweighting. Our solutions are found from sports and motorsports to automotive interiors, luxury sailing yachts, bridges and satellite panels.

We believe in providing solutions, combining product performance with deep engineering knowledge, marketing communications and customer support all the way from idea to final product.

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We Play Naturally Smart

Bcomp consists of dedicated and passionate individuals from different backgrounds, nationalities and ages, sharing the drive to create better technologies for a cleaner future. We also share big laughs and an appetite for chocolate…

Play

We believe that having fun is crucial for creativity and performance. Therefore, we encourage freedom, leisure, sports and hobbies, and respect the family time of our team members. We want our people to wake up with a smile and head to Bcomp to do a job they love together with colleagues that are happy, respected and recognised.

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We aim to play a role in the ongoing revolution towards cleaner mobility. To achieve this, we believe that new solutions must outperform solutions currently on the market, in addition to being more sustainable. That’s why we put all our efforts, passion and energy into creating high performance solutions from sustainable materials.

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To bring the latest innovations to the market, we work closely with leading universities, research institutes and laboratories and not least with suppliers and customers. This helps us create smart solutions that answer real needs, from production to implementation and through use to end-of-life.

Join the team?
Interested to work or do an internship with us?
Check out our job postings here

or contact us at workwithus@bcomp.ch

Awards and recognitions
2020

Partnership with Polestar - interior panels for large scale automotive

JEC Innovation Award finalist with European Space Agency satellite panel

2019

Hundreds of cars in 16 racing series worldwide with Bcomp natural fibre bodywork

Member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions by Solar Impulse Foundation

Autosport International Product Showcase Innovation Award

2018

12+ customer development projects with automotive OEMs

Within the framework of the European Space Agency Clean Space Initiative, funding for bio-composite activity

Most Innovative New Motorsport Product 2018

World Materials Forum award nominee

2017

7th fastest growing company in Switzerland and one of Europe's fastest growing companies according to Financial Times

Motorsports market entry, Partnership launches with Electric GT (racing adapted Tesla), Gillet (Vertigo for Pikes Peak) and DAB motors / YAMAHA

Recognized as Global Shaper by Venture Kick Awarded

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 2nd

2016

30+ brands present skis with bCores at ISPO

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 2nd

2015

No. 4 Best high-tech Swiss Startup

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 5th

Worldwide recognition at JEC Americas

2014

ISPO Gold award

Innovation Prize of the Canton of Fribourg

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 6th

2013

CTI certification

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 6th

2012

Official launch of bCores™ and ampliTex™

ISPO overall winner Eco resp.

2011

Winner of the IMD Startup Competition

Founded