Linas Pozerskis (left) and Crystal Drury, founders of WAU

Nottingham e-bike company WAU expands with 88 new jobs 

The Nottingham-based e-bike brand WAU has announced a rapid expansion with 88 new job roles. 

WAU, founded in 2017, is currently in the process of scaling up its business operations to expand into international sales, both in Europe and America. 

The Nottingham-based brand, which also has a factory in Essex, is recruiting for 88 roles in Nottingham and Birmingham, as it expands its senior management, marketing, software and fulfilment departments.  

Linas Pozerskis, founder of WAU, said: “We are working tirelessly towards opening new sales points across European capital cities – including but not limited to Berlin, Paris and Madrid. A huge leap into the US market is also on the horizon, as we look to solidify our position in international territories further afield.

“WAU is a highly driven and very ambitious company, with a clear plan to grow our workforce to 300-400 employees. A brand new Gigafactory site in the Midlands for e-bike production is in the pipeline to keep up with the surging demand from UK and international consumers.

“We also have exciting plans to diversify our product range into new electric performance verticals, including the rollout of electric power-walls as an energy storage solution to power for households nationwide.”

WAU said it continues to experience surging demand for its products, from commuters, couriers, and tourers, with bikes quickly selling out after each mass production run. 

The first WAU prototype was hand-built and programmed in a garage in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, and was then followed by a successful IndieGoGo campaign to secure early backers. 

Now in its fifth iteration, the WAU X Plus model aims to give commuters, couriers, and hobbyists a customisable electric bike.

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Prices for the WAU X Plus range from £1,890 for the 375Wh version with a 40-mile range, up to £2,490 for the 900Wh, 100-mile range edition.

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