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The Catalan government provides 2 million Euros to Gas Gas Motos to fund an expansion plan

25/02/2014
The transaction was formalized today through Avançsa with the aim of consolidating the strategic industrial project for Catalonia.

Gas Gas will acquire new technology to enhance their own engines for all motorcycle models 2 and 4 stroke, a fact that will allow them to gain market share in Australia and the U.S., among others.

The Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya), through Avançsa, today formalized the provision of a shareholder loan of 2 million EURO to the Catalan company Gas Gas Motos to foster the development of its expansion plan. The company, based in Salt, is number one in the world in Trial motorcycles and third in Enduro.

Avançsa has conducted an analysis of the growth plan submitted by the company, whose strategy is to consolidate the Catalan two-wheel industry - by the recent agreement between the Catalan companies, Gas Gas and Ossa - allows technology acquisition and empowerment for international business.

This capital inflow from Avançsa comes with a co-investment by an international group, which last March contributed to Gas Gas Motos, more than four million EURO. Avançsa secures directly in following the evolution of the Gas Gas project, given its strategic importance to Catalonia.

Gas Gas will soon make a large investment to implement a new technology that will enhance their own motorcycle engines, both in the models 2 and 4 stroke for the coming years. This will enable Gas Gas to gain market share in countries like the U.S. and Australia, among others.

The operation adds to the recent agreement between the Gas Gas Company and Ossa, under which Gas Gas will assume OSSA production at its facility in Salt (Girona), where the current models of the two Girona brands will be distributed. The agreement was made with the objective of gaining dimension within the market sector and add strategies.

The company also seeks to promote the brand Gas Gas, and re-launch the Ossa brand with new positioning and strengthen their international presence. Currently the company exports 95% of production and 63% of exports go to the European market. Gas Gas has a production volume of 9,000 motorcycles per year and provides jobs for 500 direct and indirect workers.

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