Following the signing of the contract by the current president of BMW Motorrad, Dr Herbert Diess, (member of the board of BMW AG since 01/10/2007), and Claudio Castiglioni in Milan yesterday, the new managers of Husqvarna Motorcycles have today been named. Rainer Thoma is in charge of Business Operations (development, production and sales) and Thomas Moser of purchasing, finances und personnel. Both were previously employed in managing positions at BMW Motorrad and BMW AG respectively.
The takeover of Husqvarna Motorcycles by BMW is now legally closed. The company headquarters remains in the north Italian province of Varese as do business management, development, production and the central sales and marketing activities. At the international level, operational sales remain in the reliable hands of worldwide importers.