hostettler group keeps the wheels turning
The hostettler group is one of the major economic drivers in Central Switzerland, with over 950 employees working for 13 companies – made up of 12 trading companies. Founded in 1906, the hostettler group is active across the country in the motorcycle, automotive, consumer electronics and bicycle sectors. The group has become stronger at an international level through company acquisitions in the European bicycle market and maintains a logistics hub for Europe in Southern Germany.
The group continues to develop further in the areas of its core competencies: as a general importer of the market-leading motorcycle brand Yamaha for Switzerland; as an importer and manufacturer of the bicycle brands BIXS and Wheeler; and as the owner of the clothing and accessories brand iXS for motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts – a brand which is sold around the world. In contrast, the fashion & parts business unit concentrates on the import of well-known brands of motorcycle accessories and clothing. intercycle ag imports bicycles, as well as leading brands of bicycle accessories and clothing. In the field of consumer electronics, intercycle ag is the general importer of DJI drones and other products from market leaders worldwide.
With the company hostettler autotechnik ag, the hostettler group is one of the leading suppliers of replacement, service and consumable parts for more than 9,000 types of vehicles in Switzerland. The Autofit garage concept is located at around 280 sites throughout Switzerland and assists with all types of vehicle problems. The two concepts of eGarage and AutoPro are increasingly gaining importance. pneuservice 4-Rad is a general importer of the successful tyre brand ‘Nexen’ and, as a wholesaler, also has one of the largest tyre storage facilities in Switzerland at its disposal. Tyre retail sales are carried out via the twelve branches of hostettler’s autotechnik ag.
Electromobility is of particularly high importance to the hostettler group. The company monitors and evaluates the latest developments in this field and identifies and utilises any opportunities that arise. intercycle ag is one of the leading suppliers in the field of electric bicycles, recording increases in sales figures for e-bikes year on year. Yamaha is offering various emission-free means of transport such as electric scooters, eBikes and utility vehicles.
The hostettler group is structured into 5 business units:
motorcycles, fashion & parts, car parts & tires, bicycles & sports and power products.
There are 12 firms operating within these 5 business units.
The hostettler group was founded as a family business in 1906. Today, the company has more than 950 employees and, with the Yamaha brand, it is the market leader in the Swiss motorcycle market.
Our growth and breakthrough into the digital world occurred without any negative impact on the core values we have cultivated over the decades. These values have been developed during our long history; they characterise our activities and operations, and they define the hostettler group, making it what it is today:
- A family business that is aware of its more than 115-year tradition and takes responsibility for entrepreneurial action.
- A customer-focused business that offers products and services that are designed to satisfy the needs, desires and expectations of its wholesale and retail customers.
- An organization that empowers qualified and motivated employees with passion and professionalism, committed to create added value for customers and the company.
- A company with modern logistics and distribution structures, guaranteeing the best possible service for customers and partners.