During Audi’s Annual Press Conference that was held in Ingolstadt, Germany yesterday, the German manufacturer presented an opportunity to showcase the latest details of the Ducati acquisition to the world’s press, including the outstanding results achieved by the company during the last year.
With Ducati experiencing continuous growth in terms of market share and production and sales volumes, 2012 has now been confirmed as a record year in the long history of the famous Italian manufacturer. These outstanding results further underline the security of the company which is, also thanks to the Audi Group acquisition, better structured and organized than ever before and ready to confidently face future challenges.
“Ducati closed 2012 with revenues of 606 million euro, an increase of 16% compared with 2011 and a total of 44,102 motorcycles delivered to customers,” said CEO of Ducati Motor Holding Gabriele Del Torchio. “Our growth rate has been especially impressive in the US, currently our primary-focus market, with sales up by 21% compared to 2011, confirming an absolutely positive trend for this country, where Ducati sales have increased consistently for the past 30 months.”
“We are also achieving major results and important goals throughout the Far East, thanks to a marketing policy which specifically targets new and emerging markets and has returned growth in terms market share and profits.”
“With new stakeholders in the company, Ducati has never been so solid, and these positive figures confirm the value and commitment of all the company staff and of our brand, increasingly popular, appreciated and renowned all over the world,” Del Torchio continued.
“The 2013 product range, including the new Multistrada, Hypermotard, Hyperstrada and 1199 Panigale R models, is the expression of technological excellence and the emotional impact of our products, ever-important in the current, highly competitive economic climate, perfectly complements our unmistakable, all-Italian style. Ducati is today, and will continue to be, a product-oriented company, with development and innovation as the milestones of our growth strategy.”