After taking over the production of Wingee mudguards by Bernd Herkelmann, tubus has now taken over 100% shares of the Italian sandwich mudguard production by ORION.
The family-owned company ORION that has been producing bicycle mudguards in the third generation is integrated into the tubus business group now.
“Besides the brands racktime, Wingee, and shares with the bag manufacturer Becatex, ORION ideally completes our portfolio. We can now offer perfect modules consisting of carrier, light and mudguard. Our efforts to cooperate with mudguard manufacturers were not successful, therefore we were looking at other options,” explains CEO Peter Ronge his motivation to taking over the Italian company.
The production will be moved from Italy to Muenster in the coming days. One focus of the take-over was to make sure that all previous employees of ORION find a new position. ORION’s family tradition is not ending though: the previous production managers will move from Italy to Muenster in order to continue the production in Germany, therefore the interruption of production will be very short.