From 1 August 2020, Yves Vollenweider will step into the position of Managing Director of hostettler moto ag, whose network of branches includes six retail stores in the motorcycle business in Sursee, Lucerne, Eschenbach/SG, Fribourg, Sion and Bern.
From 1 May 2020, the motorcycle retail shops of the Swiss wholesale company will be known as hostettler moto ag instead of the current hostettler retail ag. Also, retrospectively as of 1 January this year, the hostettler group wholly took over hess hostettler ag in Stettlen (BE) and integrated it into the branch network of hostettler moto ag.
The hostettler group keeps the wheels turning despite the Corona pandemic. By making flexible and forward-looking plans, the hostettler group intends to safeguard the health of its employees and at the same time create the best possible conditions for the economic success of the company.
Swiss racer Tom Lüthi, third in the 2019 Moto2 World Championship, is now starting with a new equipment supplier: The Kalex rider from the Liqui Moly Intact GP Team relies on leather suits from the Swiss motorcycle clothing specialist iXS.
The management of the hostettler group has been strengthened: Tom Petertil took over the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1 December 2019. He has interdepartmental responsibility for the development and transformation of the hostettler group’s business units and corporate processes.
The company Freidig Moto-Active GmbH, a member of the hostettler group, will take over the exclusive Swiss distribution rights for the helmet brands Shark, Caberg and Iota as well as the clothing manufacturers Bering, Segura and Bagster from the wholesaler Philippe Coulon SA with effect from 1 January 2020.
Retroactively effective 1 January 2019, hostettler group is taking over Parts World AG located in Lohn-Ammannsegg (Solothurn). With this merger, hostettler group is strengthening its capabilities in integrated cross-channel retailing and expands its availability of premium brands.
On the weekend of 30 and 31 March 2019 the hostettler group inaugurated its updated retail shops with an “Open Weekend” at its headquarters in Sursee (LU) after five months of refurbishment. Approximately 4,000 visitors joined in the celebrations.
The company Freidig Moto-Active, wholesaler for motorbike accessories, rider equipment and spare parts located in the Canton of Berne, fits extremely well into hostettler group’s existing portfolio. With the acquisition on 1 January 2019, 13 new employees have joined the hostettler group.
As of 1 October 2018 the refurbishment work will be starting at the headquarters of the hostettler group in Sursee. The retail shop belonging to the subsidiary hostettler retail ag is being given a Yamaha motorcycle showroom in line with the latest standards and a modern clothing and accessories shop. The business will keep running with a few restrictions during the refurbishment phase. The new sales areas and showrooms will open in March 2019.