ulac profile

Since 1982, ULAC started off as an OEM factory in Taiwan working with international brands including Master Lock, Panasonic, Giant Bicycles and Assa Abloy. After accumulating experiences for over 25 years, ULAC launched its in-house brand to finally bring an answer to a community that was not taken into account.

30 years later, the brand was born in 2015 by launching the Si Works (silicon Lock) collection to the market. The second step was the Fingerprint Lock release, which brought the brand identity to the next level.

 Purpose Built

Ulac utilizes its own in-house engineers and designers to elaborate new concepts and put them in real practice via our own factory. This way we can rapidly test the viability of the products and keep it to the core functionality. 

 AWARDS / RECOGNITION

From Spark, Good Design to iF, as well as the Taipei Cycle Show, ULAC has been rewarded for introducing new design and technology to the cycling community. Furthermore, in terms of security, ULAC had the privilege to work with Sold Secure (a UK based Security Product Testing & Approval agency) to have some of our locks verified.

In the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, the TRON Fingerprint Shackle Lock was featured by GCN (Global Cycling Network) This was the first time the brand and the product had an international coverage thanks to its involvement with the community. 

 MILESTONES

1982 ULAC born in Taiwan
1985 Steel braided cable locks enter mass production
1988 SafeGuardTM card locks
1991 Alarm-fitted cable locks
1996 First sponsorships
2000 Collaborations with European, Japanese and North American brands
2002 The idea of Lock as a Lifestyle is born
2005 AlluxTM technology shackle locks become an industry first
2010 Brooklyn: the first complete silicon overmoulded U-lock
2014 Neo Lock expands worldwide
2015 Si Works + Neo Lock + Neo Alarm = ULAC
2017 TRON – XF Fingerprint Frame Lock
2018 TRON – XD Fingerprint Shackle Lock 

 VISION

As one of the leaders in Taiwanese Bicycle Lock manufacturers, our goal is to keep on experimenting and promoting the latest technologies such as Fingerprint, Alarm, and RFID. Our challenge is to integrate these features without sacrificing the main functions of the hardware.

 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIDING EXPERIENCES

We want to push the concept of “A bike lock is not just a bike lock,” our mission is to alter the perception and stereotype of traditional hardware, which most of the time is reduced to pure functionality. Hence, we began to experiment and play with forms, colors and technologies with one goal in mind: Providing the urban cyclists with the opportunity of expressing a part of their personality while keep it safe!

It is our profound belief that the “bike lock experience” should be as smooth and enjoyable as riding bikes. That’s why we are always working closely with security and engineer experts to develop new opportunities and design strategies in cross-disciplines.