CMS to join Powersports Distribution Group
Powersports Distribution Group (“PDG”) is proud to announce that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Consolidated Motor Spares (“CMS”) from former owner and founder Mike Buttinger. PDG will support CMS’ management team, led by Roald Van Zandwijk, in realizing their growth plans to further develop CMS as a leading global distributor of vintage motorcycle parts and as a preferred and trusted partner for its customers, suppliers, and employees. With the acquisition of CMS, PDG further positions itself as a leading European distributor of premium motorcycle parts and accessories.
Mike Buttinger, former owner and founder of CMS, comments: “I am happy to have PDG on board to fuel CMS’ growth ambitions in the coming years. During the acquisition process the PDG and Torqx teams have clearly showed that they have the relevant expertise and network in this industry. I believe that there are many opportunities out there and I am convinced that joining forces with PDG will accelerate the development of CMS.” As part of the transaction Mike Buttinger will stay on board as a shareholder and Senior Advisor of PDG.
Tom Beyers, CEO of PDG, comments: “PDG is impressed by the breadth and depth of CMS’ product offering, their digital expertise and the impressive growth realized in the last 20 years with Mike and Roald at the helm. I look forward to actively supporting CMS in its next phase of growth.”
Cedric De Dycker, Partner at Torqx Capital Partners, comments: ”The acquisition of CMS creates a third pillar within PDG. CMS is a strong brand within the motorcycle community and a state-of-the-art digital sales platform with a unique motorcycle & parts database. This acquisition will enable PDG to further expand into adjacent products, customers and geographies.”
CMS was founded in 1996 and has become the world’s leading distributor of spare parts for vintage motorcycles. Every day, customers across the world find the part that they need to restore or service their motorcycle on CMS’ website. With 4.3 million product references for 36,000 motorcycle models and a huge fan base, tens of thousands of enthusiasts around the world annually find and order the parts that they need at any time. CMS is headquartered in Lelystad (the Netherlands), where it operates a 10,800 m² warehouse. For more information, please visit www.cmsnl.com
Powersport Distribution Group is a leading European group active in the distribution of parts and accessories for motorcycles, headquartered in Breda (the Netherlands). PDG‘s value proposition is to be the preferred partner for its customers and suppliers based on its broad premium product assortment, ease of ordering, availability, service level and perfect fit. PDG is proud to have the most professional and passionate individuals on board, to work with the industry’s most respected brands and to earn the trust of thousands of customers every day. The Group currently consists of three operating companies:
• Hoco Parts, the leading motorcycle aftermarket parts & accessories distributor in Benelux & Denmark, based in Barneveld (the Netherlands)
• DC AFAM, the leading motorcycle after-market transmission & battery supplier to European distributors with famous brands like AFAM, Nitro and Shido, based in Nazareth (Belgium)
• CMS, the leading global vintage motorcycle parts distributor, based in Lelystad (the Netherlands)
PDG is majority owned by Torqx Capital Partners in partnership with management and former owners.