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27/05/2016

The retail holding company for Hein Gericke in the UK has been liquidated and the store in Glasgow has been closed. 

The store-in-store operation at Lings of Norfolk and the Hein Gericke store in Belfast will now be supplied direct from the German arm of the company, and the UK website will continue to be managed by Lings.

In the UK, Hein Gericke brands will continue to be available through Tech Design Team, the wholesale company that distributes LS2 helmets.

“It’s a change of direction to make Hein Gericke more available through UK motorcycle dealers. We have moved away from the concept of having our own stores and trying to replicate what Hein Gericke does in Germany,” said Gavin McCafferty, sales director of Tech Design Team. “For that reason the UK holding company has closed and dealers in the UK will be supplied by TDT. That is the long-term vision.”

“TDT is a wholesale company, not a retail company, and we are going to concentrate on what we do best, which is wholesaling the product alongside LS2, and we already have the perfect infrastructure in place to do just that. Our 2000sq.m two-storey UK headquarters has the capacity to stock all the Hein Gericke brands and we already have a six-strong UK sales team in place to maximise the new distribution channel.  Margins will be market leading and we look forward to talking to dealers who would like to retail the famous Hein Gericke brand.

Email g.mccaffery@ls2helmets.com