Polaris acquires Swissauto Powersports

Snowmobile giant snaps up Swiss engine development specialist

Posted: 4 February 2010
by Visordown News

Swissauto's 500cc two-stroke 200bhp V4

POLARIS Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, has acquired Swissauto Powersports.

The acquisition is the culmination of an ongoing partnership between the two companies; Swissauto, developer of prototype internal combustion engines, produce the four-stroke Weber engine used by Polaris in several of the company's range of snowmobiles. In addition, Swissauto also develops top-spec racing engines for motorcycle racing.

Scott Wine, chief executive officer of Polaris, said: "Swissauto has industry leading powertrain design and development capabilities and a strong understanding of turbo-charging and high-performance engines. This acquisition directly supports our stated objectives to be the best in powersports and a global market leader."

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Did anyone think to mention that Polaris is also the company behind the Victory motorcycles brand...?

Posted: 05/02/2010 at 13:40

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