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Nolan spist af Shark

Shark's moderselskab opkøber Nolan

Steffen Olesen
27/07-2019 kl. 14:04

Ingen dyr blev skadet under tilblivelsen af denne artikel, men vi kunne simpelthen ikke modstå fristelsen til lidt leg med photoshop.

Den franske styrthjelmproducent Shark's moderselskab – 2Ride Holding Group – har opkøbt italienske Nolan group, og opkøbet beskrives af parterne som en hensigtsmæssig forening af de respektive firmaers ekspertiser. Altså ikke en fjendtlig overtagelse.

Shark

2Ride Holding Group er med mere end 1000 ansatte en af det globale markeds store leverandører, og distribuerer sikkerhedsudstyr til mc-branchen samt udendørs sport i mere end 80 lande. Mærker som Shark, Bering, Ségura, Bagster og Cairn hører alle til under under moderselskabet.

Nolan

Italienske Nolan Group er grundlagt i 1972. Virksomheden der er en af Europas største hjelmproducenter, beskæftiger 360 medarbejdere, og producerer årligt 400.000 enheder. Produktion vil også fremover finde sted på fabrikken, og man forventer ingen afskedigelser. Nolan producerer også styrthjelme under det velkendte navn X-Lite, samt det blandt danske forbrugere nok mindre kendte navn Grex.

Vil vinde markedsandele

President of 2 Ride Holding Patrick Francois har erklæret, at formålet med at slå pjalterne sammen er at maksimere effekten af den samlede italienske, franske og europæiske ekspertise. Måske ikke så tosset at høste synergi-effekten ved sammenlægningen, og derved skabe optimale betingelser for vækst uden for Europa.

Og de forenede kræfter bliver der nok brug for, når der fremover gøres en ekstra indsats for at vinde markedsandele på det asiatiske og nordamerikanske marked.

I pressemeddelelsen fortæller Patrick Francois også, at de respektive firmaer's teams favner de samme værdier, og med en dedikeret indsats vil skabe endnu sikrere produkter, der samtidig er lettere at anvende.

Tak for det. Vi vil gerne have produkter med øget sikkerhed, der er lettere at bruge i dagligdagen.

Herunder et uddrag fra den officielle pressemeddelelse:

PRESS RELEASE

May 16, 2019

With the consent of antitrust authorities, the 2Ride Holding Group has confirmed its acquisition of the Nolan Group.

As a result, the brands Nolan, X lite, Grex and N-Com are to join with Shark, Bering, Ségura, Bagster and Cairn to form a leading player in the market of protective equipment for motorcycle riding and outdoor sports.

2Ride Holding (SHARK, Bering, Bagster, Ségura and Cairn), leader in the French market for motorcycle and outdoor accessories, and the Italian group Nolan announced that their merger had been finalized.

The creation of such a strategic alliance between these two European companies attests to their intent on making significant inroads into the global marketplace and will enable them to pursue their geographic expansion plans.

With €150 million in sales revenue and a workforce of around 1,000, the Group distributes its products in over 80 countries worldwide and enjoys a global leadership status in the market of protective equipment for motorcycle and outdoor sports.

100% of its products are conceived, designed and created in Europe, and a good majority of them are even manufactured in the European territory.


Patrick François, President of 2 Ride Holding: “We’re thrilled today to be concluding this merger. Our intent is to optimize all this Italian, French and European expertise in order to offer our global consumers more protective and easier-to-use products.

The NOLAN and SHARK brands, as well as their respective teams, both embrace the same values, dedicated to the safety of our riders, whether on a motorcycle or any other means of transportation.

As of now, our teams have begun to work together in the aim of building this future for our users.”


Alberto Vergani, President of Helmet Invest: “Today marks the successful conclusion of a lengthy process. We’re pleased to witness the initiation of a collaboration across all teams of the group. Our Italian know-how and all the hard work that went into these past 26 years will therefore carry us into a new and promising era.”


Erwann Le Ligne, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the company Eurazeo PME: “As had been announced during our collaboration last year with the 2 Ride Holding Group’s management team, this cooperation entered into with the Nolan Group serves to confirm our ambition of doubling in size over the next five years inside Europe as well as outside. This transaction will be backed by continuous efforts in innovation and moreover will strengthen both entities’ international development.”


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