Powersports Distribution Group (PDG) is proud to announce that it has concluded the purchase of the entire share capital of the Hobbyist in the Netherlands. With this acquisition, PDG further strengthens its position of motorcycle parts and accessories in Europe and in the United States.

Els and Kaspar Mulkens, Directors and owners of the Hobbyist added: “We are excited to join PDG and look forward to work together with our staff and the PDG team. This a great opportunity for us and will strengthen our service to our existing customers and enable us to reach more new customers globally.”

Tom Beyers, CEO of parent company PDG, said: “We are excited to welcome the Hobbyist to the Group, and we look forward to further developing the company with the team at the Hobbyist. Their extensive assortment, knowledge and experience of parts for BMW motorcycles will further strengthen our offering. The acquisition of the Hobbyist is another important step in the further development of the Group, which we are actively and continuously expanding“.

About the Hobbyist
The Hobbyist, started out in 1984, has become an important global distributor of parts for BMW motorcycles and is mainly active in Europe and in the United States. The Hobbyist has a global reach and an extensive offering that allows customers to find parts for their BMW motorcycle. The company and warehouse are located in Hunsel in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.hobbyist.nl

About PDG

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 3 divisions:

(1) General motorcycle aftermarket B2B distribution in the non-metric and metric motorcycle parts & accessories across Europe with Hoco Parts and Motorcycle Storehouse.

(2) Category management with AFAM GROUP, an after-market supplier to European motorcycle parts distributors with transmission & battery brands like AFAM, Nitro and Shido.

(3) Vintage Parts Distribution with CMS, the leading global distributor of vintage Japanese motorcycle parts

PDG is majority owned by Torqx Capital Partners in partnership with management and former owners. For more information, please visit: www.powersportsdistributiongroup.com