25 Oct Motovan/MTA to Acquire SHOT Brand for North America
(CORONA, CA – July 11, 2016) Motovan/MTA is pleased to announce the future creation of SHOT Race Gear USA, which it will own and operate for the purpose of growing the SHOT brand in North America. SHOT offroad apparel has been sold successfully Worldwide for numerous years and is recognized as a top brand in Europe.
Recently SHOT products entered the US market; which immediately caught the attention of the media, racers and our team as well. “We are always looking for new brands that complement our product offering and the MX apparel segment was deﬁnitely a void we needed to ﬁll” says Greg Blackwell of MTA. “Once we noticed the response from the market in such a short period of time, it was obvious that off road consumers accepted this brand and therefore made our decision to move forward with this acquisition very easy.”
SHOT Race Gear USA will be owned and operated by Motovan/MTA and will be sold through MTA Distributing for the United States and Motovan Corporation for Canada. SHOT Race Gear France will continue its operations outside of North America and they will collaborate with SHOT Race Gear USA for product development and sourcing.
The 2017 line of SHOT Race Gear apparel will be introduced in the fall. In addition to apparel, look for goggles, boots and helmets in the future. For more information about the SHOT Race Gear apparel line, please visit: www.shotracegear.com
About MTA: MTA Distributing (MTA) distributes parts, garments and accessories for ATV/UTVs, motorcycles as well as snowmobiles, to thousands of dealers nationwide. MTA supplies dealers through its distribution centers located in Choudrant, LA; Corona, CA; Perrysburg, OH; Albany, NY and Greenville, SC. MTA is committed to building a strong distribution network, maintain close partnerships with its vendors and continuously strives for exceptional customer service. MTA is a subsidiary of Motovan Corporation; a privately held company.
About MOTOVAN: Motovan Corporation is Canada’s leading distributor, exporter and manufacturer of Motorcycle, MX, ATV / UTV, and Snowmobile parts and accessories. Motovan focuses on: building and maintaining the largest Canadian dealer network, strong leadership and customer service excellence. These key elements, paired with exclusive Canadian distribution rights for some of the most prestigious brands in the powersports industry are what have ensured Motovan’s position as the industry leader for the past 30+ years.
About SHOT RACE GEAR: Founded in 1993, SHOT Race Gear is the Number 1 brand in France and has become one of the leading brands in the European market. With a complete range of specialized equipment for Motocross and Off Road, SHOT offers a wide range of products to satisfy all abilities from the amateur rider to professional racers.