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[海外快訊]VICTORY Motorcycles 勝利重機宣布結束相關業務

person icon RICK 2017-01-10

來自美國的重機品牌 VICTORY 勝利機車今日在美國時間 2017/1/10 的 12:00AM,也就是台灣時間 2017/1/09 02:00PM 時,由母公司北極星集團 ( Polaris industries inc. ) 正式宣布結束 VICTORY Motorcycles 勝利重機這 18 年的相關業務,並將資源與經驗專注在同屬北極星集團的 Indian Motorcycles 印地安重機上,接下來勝利重機之車輛在美國依然會提供十年的零件供應與車輛原有之保固,但就新聞資料說明下,未來也不會有新車款之推出了。

官方原文

1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Victory Motorcycle Important Announcement
POLARIS INDUSTRIES TO WIND DOWN VICTORY MOTORCYCLES OPERATIONS
STRENGTHENING ITS POSITION IN THE POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY

MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2017) Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Todays announcement does not affect any other Polaris business units.

This was an incredibly difficult decision for me, my team and the Polaris Board of Directors, said Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. Over the past 18 years, we have invested not only resources, but our hearts and souls, into forging the Victory Motorcycles brand, and we are exceptionally proud of what our team has accomplished. Since inception, our teams have designed and produced nearly 60 Victory models that have been honored with 25 of the industrys top awards. The experience, knowledge, infrastructure and capability weve built in those 18 years gave us the confidence to acquire and develop the Indian Motorcycle brand, so I would like to express my gratitude to everyone associated with Victory Motorcycles and celebrate your many contributions.

Several factors influenced todays announcement. Victory has struggled to establish the market share needed to succeed and be profitable. The competitive pressures of a challenging motorcycle market have increased the headwinds for the brand. Given the significant additional investments required for Victory to launch new global platforms that meet changing consumer preferences, and considering the strong performance and growth potential of Indian Motorcycle, the decision to more narrowly focus Polaris energy and investments became quite clear.

This decision will improve the profitability of Polaris and our global motorcycle business, and will materially improve our competitive stance in the industry, said Scott Wine. Our focus is on profitable growth, and in an environment of finite resources, this move allows us to optimize and align our resources behind both our premium, high performing Indian Motorcycle brand and our innovative Slingshot brand, enhancing our focus on accelerating the success of those brands. Ultimately this decision will propel the industry-leading product innovation that is core to our strategy while fostering long-term growth and increased shareholder value.

Polaris will reduce the appropriate operating cost based on this decision, while continuing to support the future growth of the ongoing motorcycle business. Polaris remains committed to maintaining its presence in the Spirit Lake, Iowa community with Indian Motorcycle production and in the Huntsville, Alabama community with its Slingshot production.

Any one-time costs associated with supporting Victory dealers in selling their remaining inventory, the disposal of factory inventory, tooling, and other physical assets, and the cancellation of various supplier arrangements will be recorded in the 2017 income statement in respective sales, gross profit and operation expense. These costs will be excluded from Polaris provided 2017 sales and earnings guidance on a non-GAAP basis.

Polaris will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results and provide 2017 guidance on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. A webcast and conference call will be held at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on January 24, 2017 to discuss the results. A slide presentation and link to the webcast will be posted on the Polaris Investor Relations website at ir.polaris.com. To listen to the conference call by phone, dial 877-706-7543 in the U.S. and Canada, or 478-219-0273 Internationally. The Conference ID is #45015597.


原文大致提到這 18 年來有許多膾炙人口的新車款推出,這些車款都是讓母廠不只投資大量資源,還是用心與靈魂設計的新車款,這些車款與成就也讓整個團隊非常感到榮耀,但這樣依然無法達到整個集團的目標,Polaris 集團的董事長兼執行長 Scott Wine 與整個團隊及董座們,也只能做出這個非常困難的決定,並將 VICTORY Motorcycles 這幾年來的開發經驗與資源,加諸在同樣是 Polaris 北極星集團的 Indian Motorcycles 印地安重機上。

台灣這邊兩間車廠也都同由一代理『海德生貿易』處理,今日稍晚也會正式公告台灣這邊的相關處理辦法,收到公告後小編也會一併補上。

18:05 補上
台灣總代理海德生貿易
近年來勝利品牌不斷參與各項賽事,奪得許多挑戰賽獎項之殊榮,積極將勝利發展為運動型車款,因此勝利品牌將淡出全球重車市場的消息,也讓其運動型巡航品牌變得稀有珍貴,現今擁有勝利車款之車主們不用擔心貶值問題。即日起台灣勝利總代理將全力配合美國原廠擬定後續相關服務,包括提供10年的零配件、保修等售後服務,以確保現有車主之相關權益,敬請車主不用過度擔心


以上是台灣總代理關於這次業務變更的說明,消息來源來自台灣海德生貿易之官方網站,有問題的話也請直接詢問台灣總代理唷!

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