ANAHEIM, California, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The RacingLine group of corporations has joined the Euro Motorparts Group (EMP), California USA. The acquisition builds the platform for an unmatched partnership of specialist automotive manufacturers. With shared values constructed upon a typical ardour for buyer expertise, service excellence and technological developments, this partnership represents the right match.
RacingLine has an illustrious historical past. Formed in Great Britain in 1997 as Volkswagen Motorsport UK Ltd, owned by Volkswagen Group AG in Germany, the corporate moved into personal possession in 2001 underneath Managing Director Sam Roach, persevering with to function the producer’s manufacturing facility motorsport programmes for a few years.
Today, RacingLine is a vibrant group of corporations and stays a Tier-1 associate to many automotive producers and blue-chip manufacturers. To many, RacingLine is greatest identified all over the world for its fast-growing Performance division. Offering a premium-branded, high-performance components and software program vary for Volkswagen and Audi autos, it has developed instantly from RacingLine’s ‘works’ motorsport expertise, sources and ethos.
RacingLine’s Events division delivers premium company occasions annually for the automotive sector. Meanwhile, RacingLine’s Motorsport heritage continues with its administration of the UK’s prestigious FIA Formula 4 Championship.
“To open RacingLine’s next chapter alongside such esteemed brands as EMPI and 034Motorsport allows us to truly realise our vision for the company’s future. It represents the natural progression for our team, our partners and our current and future customers,” defined Sam Roach, Managing Director of RacingLine.
“We’re proud of the rapid growth that our company has enjoyed over the past five years. Through this acquisition we can unlock the resources to continue this momentum unabated. The ‘powerhouse’ that the partnership with EMPI and 034Motorsport represents, will deliver us many opportunities to enhance our capabilities to excite and delight our customers. For us, it’s the right step, at the right time, with the right partners,” continued Roach.
Peter Guile, CEO of EMP Group summarised, “RacingLine is the perfect addition to the EMP family. As an established business with a 50+ year history, EMP Group is ideally placed to partner with RacingLine which is a high growth company, to provide the resources to accelerate product innovation, enhance logistics and product fulfilment. The positioning of RacingLine alongside 034Motorsport and the EMP family of brands reinforces our mission to fuel enthusiast’s passion, whether owners of classic VWs right through to contemporary performance vehicles. It’s a perfect fit that allows the whole to be much more than the individual parts.”
About Euro Motorparts Group (EMP)
Whilst EMP Group is a brand new identify within the automotive aftermarket, it brings a 50-year pedigree derived from its main portfolio of manufacturers, together with: EMPI Inc, JayCee Enterprises, 034Motorsport alongside its latest member the RacingLine Group of corporations.
In October 2019, 034Motorsport joined EMP Group. Founded in 2005, 034Motorsport has constructed an enviable popularity for efficiency components, tuning, and service, with a ardour for bringing motorsport-quality efficiency upgrades and tuning to Audi, Volkswagen and BMW autos.
The addition of RacingLine to the EMP Group household of manufacturers reinforces our mission to gasoline fanatics’ ardour – whether or not basic Bug house owners or drivers of up to date efficiency autos.
About EMPI, Inc.
EMPI Inc. is recognised by fanatics Worldwide because the premier model of VW Performance and Appearance aftermarket merchandise for the air-cooled market. For over 50 years EMPI has been the provider of selection, constructing on the corporate’s racing and restoration heritage to offer one of the best in high quality, design, efficiency and product obtainable. EMPI is dedicated to Air-Cooled VWs, whereas increasing the product providing to incorporate a variety of Water-Cooled VW merchandise and Porsche efficiency components.
About RacingLine Group
RacingLine was fashioned by Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg in 1997 as Volkswagen Motorsport UK Limited. The firm was fashioned to run the producer’s ‘works’ motorsport programmes within the prestigious British Rally Championship and chosen World Rally Championship occasions.
In 2001 Sam Roach, himself an skilled motorsport driver, bought the complete operation from Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, renaming to RacingLine Ltd.
Today, based mostly in Milton Keynes UK, the RacingLine Group is a vibrant group of corporations. With RacingLine Events included in 2007 and RacingLine Performance added to the portfolio in 2015, the Group stays a Tier-1 associate to many automotive producers and blue-chip manufacturers.
The firm has earned a proud popularity amongst its shoppers for delivering distinctive merchandise and companies, based upon a deep understanding of all facets of the automotive sector amongst its staff of skilled professionals. With the chance to hitch the EMP Group, the RacingLine staff is certain to construct upon the agency foundations laid over the previous 23 years.
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