Aleš Zemánek - founder and CEO of AZUB

Láďa Zemánek

MECHANIC SINCE 2003

Laďa is Aleš’s eldest brother who began helping him with the assembly of recumbents at a time when the company had its base at their parents’ house, Aleš’s former bedroom and another small room. Basically, Laďa has been with AZUB since its beginnings and for many long years he knew about every little thing within the company. In addition to assembling bikes, he still takes an interest in new products and in new improvements not only where development is concerned but also in the company’s everyday life. Laďa assists with preparations for the various fairs we go to and with many other things. His hobby is not just recumbent cycling, he also enjoys a glass of good wine and if you need some advice on fruit trees for your garden, Laďa is just the man to turn to.

What exactly do you do in AZUB?
My work involves assembling our recumbents, packaging and service.

How did you come to work here?
I joined AZUB in 2003, as the second member of the AZUB team. Aleš needed a man to do assemble the bikes, because of the demand for his recumbents from abroad.

What made the prospect of working in AZUB attractive for you?
At the time, everything was new and interesting, we felt like pioneers.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
I am very happy that our bikes and trikes bring joy to all those people in the world who use them.

And what do you really hate?
I hate the packaging.

Do you remember your first encounter with a recumbent bike?
In 1999, in my parents’ cellar, it was the first prototype of what later would become the AZUB brand.

Which AZUB model do you like the best and why?
The TRIcon and the Ti-Fly trikes because they are the best in the world.

When you are not in AZUB, what do you do?
Family, cycling and swimming in summer, skiing in winter.

Which bike do you use the most?
The AZUB Six recumbent.

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