Company profile

Based in the upper Austrian town of Mattighofen, KTM AG manufactures, develops and sells innovative as well as race-ready offroad and street bikes for the brands KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles. Thanks to stable and visionary management, motivated and highly-skilled employees, steadfast investment, a comprehensive commitment in motorsports and innovative products, this globally successful company is tipped for success for the long-term and is the world´s fastest growing motorcycle manufacturer.

In partnership with 30 international sales subsidiaries and three joint ventures in Dubai, New Zealand and the Philippines, the products of KTM AG are distributed around the world to more than 2,500 independent dealers and importers.

Products and Services

True to the motto READY TO RACE, KTM sets the benchmark in the segments of naked bikes, travel enduro and sports tourers, not to mention revolutionary offroad models. Every KTM bike benefits from the experience gained in motorsport and are built using premium components, placing KTM as the market leader within various motorcycle segments.

According to the brand promise of PIONEERING SINCE 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles is committed to leading, evolving and pioneering. Never resting or blending into the crowd, Husqvarna Motorcycles constantly has its sights set on the distant horizon for newer, better and more sensible ways to create authentic motorcycles that deliver real and rewarding riding experiences.

Chronicle

In 1934 Hans Trunkenpolz founded a repair workshop in Mattighofen and started selling DKW motorcycles. In 1951 the company started designing a motorcycle of its own. The company, then called “Kronreif, Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen”, took up racing. In the 1960s the KTM engine designed by Ludwig Apfelbeck gained its first victories. In the 1970s and 1980s FIM world championship success arrived, which laid the foundations of today´s offroad thoroughbred. At the end of the 1980s the motorcycle industry hit hard times and in 1991 KTM Motorfahrzeugbau AG had to file for bankruptcy. One year later, the newly formed KTM motorcycle division KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH re-opened and began again. KTM expands its motorsport commitment, launched new products and acquired both WP Suspension and HUSABERG and moved into a newly built factory in 1999. Today´s well known READY TO RACE philosophy turned into the brand´s main identifying feature and is reinforced by many victories in various racing categories. A constantly growing team of staff and experts has the ability to annually present product highlights and new innovation. After taking over the Husqvarna Motorcycle brand in 2013, the company successfully pursues a two-brand strategy.

KTM AG
Address
Stallhofnerstraße 3, 5230 Mattighofen
Phone
+43 (0) 7742 6000-0
Fax
+43 (0) 7742 6000-303
Established
1934
Employees
2.931 (as of 31.12.2016)
Export/Foreign share
95,2 %
Award
Bearing the Austrian national coat of arms as a business enterprise in accordance with section §68 of the Austrian Trade Regulation Act
Contact person
Mag. Veronika Draxler
Assistant to the Board

“Every day is a chance to perform. In a fast moving world it is therefore essential to trust in one’s roots and not to miss the right moment. This is why we and our employees in Mattighofen and Munderfing – two bases known for their innovative strength – work tirelessly in order to set new standards, develop groundbreaking technologies and assert ourselves proudly in competition to finally provide an exhilarating and rewarding experience for our customers. We are proud to bear the Austrian national Coat of Arms and we always try to meet the requirements that go with the reputation of an innovative force as well as being keen to tackle future challenges.“
Hubert Trunkenpolz (CSO KTM AG)