Company profile

The activities of the motorcycle brands KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS, as well as the component manufacturer WP Suspension, are now bundled in KTM AG. As Europe’s largest manufacturer of premium powered two-wheelers, it is one of the three value-added pillars of the PIERER Mobility Group.

With its independent brands, KTM AG currently employs over 4,000 people. In close collaboration with 31 international sales and distribution organisations, the KTM AG workforce looks after the needs of more than 3,000 dealers and importers worldwide on behalf of KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH, Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH and GASGAS Motorcycles GmbH, in addition to a growing network of authorised WP centres.

Products and Services

The product portfolio covers all relevant motorcycle segments in the 50 to 1,300 cc displacement classes and is constantly expanding. Quite apart from that, KTM also pioneered electric mobility for two-wheelers with the launch of the electric Freeride E in 2014. The group’s electric sports motorcycle segment has since been expanded to include sportsminicycles (SX-E, EE5 and the MC-E 5).

Innovation is just as important. For KTM AG, it is the focus of the development of safe and reliable, market-driven products of the highest quality. This applies in particular to the powertrain systems as technological core elements of a motorcycle. Regardless of whether they are based on highly efficient combustion engines or new types of electric motors, their characteristics underscore the identity of the KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS brand motorcycles and their positioning in the marketplace.

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. 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 successful integration of the GASGAS brand into the group represented another important step.

KTM AG
Address
Stallhofnerstraße 3, 5230 Mattighofen
Phone
+43 (0) 7742 6000-0
Fax
+43 (0) 7742 6000-303
Internet
Established
1934
Employees
approx 4000
Export/Foreign share
94,7 %
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. Elisabeth Gritzner
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)