Selle Italia SLR Tekno saddle Italian saddle manufacturer Selle Italia has purchased a majority share of rival saddle company Selle San Marco, reports the I l Gazzettino website. (link is external)
Giuseppe Bigolin, chairman of Selle Italia, says: “We now own more than 50 percent of Selle San Marco, a project we’ve been working on for some time with the Girardi family.
The 100% family owned company and with a turnover of €23 million, Selle Italia, which has acquired more than 50 percent of its rival company, resulting in a combined turnover of €30 million following the acquisition.
The two saddle manufacturers will continue to operate as separate companies, for the time being, but it’s likely the partnership will mean shared resources, especially for research and development. Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon FX Saddle “By bringing together all our know-how and patents we’ll definitely improve,” says Bigolin. As well as sharing similar names, the two brands are based in Rossano Veneto, which is also home to bicycle brand Wilier. Selle Italia.
High-end saddle manufacturing has strong roots in Italy, with Italian saddle brands enjoying a large share of the market. It’s claimed that the new combined business will have more than half […]