Plane Frameworks developed an innovative new approach to custom carbon fibre bicycle frame manufacturing that produces high quality single piece frames efficiently, with good margins and was a scalable process.
Its founder Matthew Andrew started off with Sexy Bicycles, making well-designed, fashionable bicycles that were not pitched at the performance market but rather the casual user who wanted to look good. The business then morphed into a new brand, Flying Machine, which put together bespoke machines from imported parts, including 3D titanium pieces made in Melbourne, but also won bigger orders for specialist designs from user groups such as the ferry operator Rottnest Express.
The bespoke part of the business was relaunched from scratch as an entirely new entity called Plane Frameworks which was focused on performance machines, albeit retaining a sense of style.
The business has since ceased operations.