San Diego-based BST Nano Carbon, a composites manufacturer, has announced its acquisition of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, a local designer and manufacturer of mountain bicycles since 1991.
As part of the deal, Ellsworth Bikes’ founder Tony Ellsworth will oversee the Ellsworth brand’s product design, and work closely with BST Nano Carbon in creating the next generation of Ellsworth bicycles, according to a release. Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles’ offices and operations, previously based in Ramona, are now located in BST Nano Carbon’s 65,000-square-foot research and development facility in San Diego.
"I look forward to seeing the brand I started nearly 25 years ago continue to excel with ideals in environmental consciousness, craftsmanship, advanced material of the highest quality and technology utilization,” Ellsworth said. “Those ideals are clearly embraced and shared by the leadership at BST Nano Carbon."