Catalan companies, Gas Gas and Ossa merge to attract industrial and commercial synergies and develop new products.
The result of this merger, take Gas Gas production at its factory Ossa Salt, where current models of both brands will be distributed Girona. Gas Gas and Ossa share financial, technological and human resources, but the two brands maintain existing jobs, their names and operate in separate business networks to strengthen the leadership in the market for short-term trial.
From this agreement and strengthening its position in the offroad industry at both trial bike as Enduro and Rally Raid, Gas Gas intends to revive the historic brand Ossa, not only at trial was but a motorcycle street that could be in the market in the next three years.
Gas Gas currently produces about 9,000 bikes per year and exports to 53 countries around the world, generating 500 direct and indirect jobs in Catalunya. 95% of its turnover comes from export trial bikes, enduro and raids totaling 26 models in its portfolio and presence in the world championships in all disciplines. After the rebirth of Ossa in 2009, three decades after its closure, currently produces 800 dirt bikes and four-stroke technology exports mainly to European markets consolidated.
RAMON PUENTE, CEO of Gas Gas
“In a globalized world with multinational companies, we decided to combine our companies from Catalunya to meet the demands of a highly competitive market. We have the people, knowledge and infrastructure in order to have a discourse on the bike. I think we can not abandon this historical legacy and we have to take responsibility to reposition the industry in its rightful place. “
JOAN GURT, CEO of Ossa
“We have part egos left to create a project from Catalunya to allow us relanzarnos at all levels, both production and market. We need to further enhance the talent from the base and that’s why it was better to be together than apart. With this union will continue advancing and protecting the home industry. “