KYMCO Signs Exclusive Agreement for Scooter Top Cases with SHAD USA
Spartanburg, SC — KYMCO USA has announced an agreement with SHAD USA that will expand the accessories options available for KYMCO scooters. This exclusive partnership gives KYMCO USA dealers the ability to sell SHAD’s industry-leading line of top cases. It also calls for the two companies to develop a line of items branded exclusive by KYMCO.
Under the agreement, SHAD will develop a full line of cases with built-in backrests that will cover every KYMCO model, from the People 50 to the Xciting 500Ri and everything in between. SHAD will create a matching hard case for every color in the KYMCO scooter palette, as well as special mounting brackets to fit each model.
This will give all KYMCO owners an attractive and functional accessory option that is made specifically to fit their bike, and – with the backrest – increase rider comfort. The cases are lockable and feature top quality hinges, latches, and mounting hardware.
“We are very pleased to partner with SHAD, which, like us, is an innovative, aggressive, and quality-driven mover in the industry,” said Al Golding, Accessories Manager for KYMCO USA. “This enables our dealers to offer another line of best-in-class products, and we will be working with SHAD and our dealers to develop even more products with broad customer appeal.”
According to Michael Schuiten, Managing Director of SHAD USA, “We approached KYMCO as we have been impressed with what they have accomplished over the past five years, clearly establishing a leadership position. Like us, their focus is on delivering a high quality product, and this agreement gives us the opportunity to leverage off their dealer network and distribution system, which is second to none. We are confident that this joining of forces will bring synergies to both our enterprises."
Their joint agreement provides an opportunity for both SHAD and KYMCO USA to continue to deliver highly engineered and innovative products for the powersports market.
About SHAD USA
Miami-based SHAD USA is a leading supplier of top cases and panniers for motorcycles; cases for ATVs; soft luggage and helmets, along with hardware for mounting the products. Behind the SHAD trademark stands NAD S.A., a Spanish motorsports company founded over 25 years ago. Building on the expertise gained as a designer and producer of saddles for the world’s leading European motorcycle brand, NAD S.A. has backed SHAD top cases, its major product line in the US market.
About KYMCO USA
KYMCO's roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan. Long a leader in quality, fuel economy, and versatility, today KYMCO manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs at five plants in Asia, including the main facility in the city of Kaohsiung.
KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan and currently exports to 88 countries worldwide. All KYMCO plants use the latest technology for the engineering and production of reliable engine, chassis, and other components. Since 2004, KYMCO has been officially accredited for ISO-9001 quality in manufacturing. KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction and constant innovation, making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.
The company's partner in the United States is KYMCO USA with headquarters, marketing and distribution centered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KYMCO USA is dedicated to building the brand's reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, strategic industry partnerships, and excellence in dealer network support. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. motorsports industry.