Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ducati and AMG announce new alliance

The two will collaborate closely in the future to develop common marketing activities, with the German high performance car manufacturer being a sponsor for the Italian factory’s MotoGP team.

Ducati and AMG announce new alliance
The initial aim of the cooperation between the performance brand from Affalterbach in Germany and the Italian manufacturer of high performance motorcycles is to develop common marketing activities. The cooperation agreement was signed on Wednesday, during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by Gabriele del Torchio, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A and Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
"We are especially proud to have AMG as one of our sponsors for the Ducati MotoGP Team. I am also very pleased that our joint marketing activities are well under way. In AMG we have found a partner who perfectly reflects our brand values of high performance, motorsport, excitement and our sense of unmistakable style and design," said Del Torchio.
"I am very pleased that we are able to announce our strategic cooperation with Ducati,” said K√§llenius. “AMG and Ducati ideally complement each other, as both companies share the same values: racing as the driving passion, and high performance plus exclusivity as the central brand messages of both AMG and Ducati. This long-term cooperation will help us to jointly access new customer groups.”
The first visible results of the cooperation between Ducati and AMG will be joint marketing and sponsoring activities. AMG will support the Ducati MotoGP Team as the Official Car Partner from 2011. During selected AMG events, participants will be able to test ride Ducati motorcycles, and Ducati customers will similarly have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the latest AMG high performance cars at events. The partners are also currently examining the further activities and strategic steps they might undertake together in the near future.

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