International Dealer News IDN 144 August/September 2018 - Page 10

news ROOM NEWS BRIEFS Deliveries of BMW Motorrad premium motorcycles and maxi scooters in the first half of the year were close to the extremely high level achieved last year. In the year-to-date, a total of 86,975 units were delivered to customers, a decrease of 1.6% year-on-year. BMW Motorrad is significantly refreshing its model line-up in 2018, with nine new models being introduced, and the related adjustments in production are affecting deliveries. BMW Motorrad continues to strive for sales growth across the full calendar year. KTM Industries AG reported a record first half for 2018 with motorcycle sales of 126,808 units (+15%). At € 821.8m, revenues were +8% with EBIT +19% at € 78.4m – the KTM balance sheet position was boosted by the sale of the Pankl-Group to Pierer Industrie AG-Group for € 103.5m. KTM EBITDA was up at € 126.2m from € 105.8m and says its market share in Europe was up by +36% (YoY) to a market share of 11.3%, stimulated by the successful launch of the twocylinder 800 cc KTM 790 Duke and the 401 Svartpilen/Vitpilen and 701 Vitpilen Husqvarna road models. Indian manufacturer and former Eric Buell collaborator Hero Motor Corp has splashed the cash on a new $3m Global Design Center in Manchester, England. With its 46,000 square feet manufacturing facility near Mancheter, England, Renthal has been reacquired by founder Henry Rosenthal <<< Continued from cover aftermarket group 2R Holding (2RH), owner of Shark Helmets and the Bering, Bagster and Segura brands. The new majority owner is another Paris based private equity group - Eurazeo PME. Associate Director Erwann Le Ligne is quoted as stating: “We were greatly impressed by the management team as well as by the quality of growth shown by a group with such solid fundamentals. Eurazeo PME would like to support the 2RH Group in its quest to double in size within five years, notably through boosting innovation, but also through accelerating its international development profile, with external growth strategies leading the way." Eurazeo PME specialises in small and mid-cap corporates, but its parent is a multinational investment group with more than £5bn in assets under management and a significant US presence, so opportunities in the American market are obviously on his agenda. Founded in 2008 out of the Shark brand, the 2RH group designs and manufactures protective motorcycle and winter sports equipment. In line SPARTAN VARIAL Helmets added to Spark’s 2018 collection include the SPARTAN from its Pulse Collection, the VARIAL sporting helmet and S-DRAK from the Metro Collection. with the company’s innovative strategy and spirit, the equipment meets the S-DRAK highest standards in terms of performance and safety. Founded in 2008 as a holding company for Shark and its other motorcycle brands, 2RH has a workforce of over 600 and three production sites in France and abroad (Portugal, Thailand). The group currently generates over half of its sales outside France, principally in Europe. Present group sales are reported to be in the region of €90m a year; since 2016 the group has also included the Cairn brand of ski and cycling products. news ROOM NEWS BRIEFS Deliveries of BMW Motorrad premium motorcycles and maxi scooters in the first half of the year were close to the extremely high level achieved last year. In the year-to-date, a total of 86,975 units were delivered to customers, a decrease of 1.6% year-on-year. BMW Motorrad is significantly refreshing its model line-up in 2018, with nine new models being introduced, and the related adjustments in production are affecting deliveries. BMW Motorrad continues to strive for sales growth across the full calendar year. KTM Industries AG reported a record first half for 2018 with motorcycle sales of 126,808 units (+15%). At € 821.8m, revenues were +8% with EBIT +19% at € 78.4m – the KTM balance sheet position was boosted by the sale of the Pankl-Group to Pierer Industrie AG-Group for € 103.5m. KTM EBITDA was up at € 126.2m from € 105.8m and says its market share in Europe was up by +36% (YoY) to a market share of 11.3%, stimulated by the successful launch of the two- cylinder 800 cc KTM 790 Duke and the 401 Svartpilen/Vitpilen and 701 Vitpilen Husqvarna road models. Indian manufacturer and former Eric Buell collaborator Hero Motor Corp has splashed the cash on a new $3m Global Design Center in Manchester, England. With its 46,000 square feet manufacturing facility near Mancheter, England, Renthal has been reacquired by founder Henry Rosenthal <<< Continued from cover aftermarket group 2R Holding (2RH), owner of Shark Helmets and the Bering, Bagster and Segura brands. The new majority owner is another Paris based private equity group - Eurazeo PME. Associate Director Erwann Le Ligne is quoted as stating: “We were greatly impressed by the management team as well as by the quality of growth shown by a group with such solid fundamentals. Eurazeo PME would like to support the 2RH Group in its quest to double in size within five years, notably through boosting innovation, but also through accelerating its international development profile, with external growth strategies leading the way." Eurazeo PME specialises in small and mid-cap corporates, but its parent is a multinational investment group with more than £5bn in assets under management and a significant US presence, so opportunities in the American market are obviously on his agenda. 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