iKhambi Distribution take over Schwalbe distribution in South Africa

As of from 1 July 2020, Schwalbe will be distributed throughout Southern Africa by iKhambi Distribution. The renowned tyre and accessories brand has been part of the Stage N9NE stable in South Africa for the past 10 years and the move comes on the back of a long search by Stage N9NE for a strategic distribution partner in the region.

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“This forms part of a strategic plan for Stage N9NE to focus on our growing export market, so it has been a coming for some time.” commented Vincent Durand, Managing Director of Stage N9NE.

 

“After an extensive search, in Ikhambi we have handpicked partners that share the same value system as our and are very happy to leave the brand in better hands than ours looking to the future in the region,” he said.

 

“We are honoured to be entrusted by Stage N9NE and Schwalbe to take over the distribution baton for this renowned brand in Southern Africa,” added Christian van Zyl, Managing director of iKhambi Distribution.

 

According to Van Zyl, the heritage and passion that grew Schwalbe to where it is today resonates strongly with iKhambi’s team and business philosophy. “Our business is focused on offering more choice to our customers and greater value in our basket of premium brands,” he said.




6 Comments

Hairy, Jun 19 2020 10:16

 “Our business is focused on offering more choice to our customers and greater value in our basket of premium brands,”

 

Personally I am hoping/rooting for the greater choice and value aspect!

 

Best wishes guys, hope you can make a difference to the brand penetration.

Christian van Zyl, Jun 19 2020 01:09

Thanks Hairy, 

We are eager to drive value and choice within the Schwalbe brand by leveraging from our current infrastructure, systems and scale.

 

Our team is excited to grow with the brand

Christian
 

DieselnDust, Jun 20 2020 06:59

Great news. Hope this means improved availability and more competitive pricing

DieselnDust, Jun 20 2020 07:19

and skinwall Racing Ray and Racing Ralph......kanala

VicanZA, Jun 21 2020 09:32

The racing Ralph and rocket Ron combo, still on of the best XC rubbers I’ve run, but at over 1k each I don’t see them anymore.

DieselnDust, Jun 22 2020 11:10

The racing Ralph and rocket Ron combo, still on of the best XC rubbers I’ve run, but at over 1k each I don’t see them anymore.

 

 

Yeah they don't last long enough to justify that high a price. I spend a lot of time training on my MTB so a lower price point would be ideal. alternative is continuous swapping of tyres :(