Marzocchi Moves Production to Hodaka
BOLOGNA, Italy – To flex assembly according to market requirements and shorten time to market Tenneco Inc. decided to move the production of Marzocchi mountain bike forks to Taiwan based Hodaka. As part of the reorganization, the company also appointed Anthony Trujillo as sales and product manager for the US, Canada and South America.
“I am delighted with the agreement with Hodaka that further strengthens our successful business relationship,” said Pablo Perez Perseo, general manager of Marzocchi. “The decision to continue fork assembly in Taiwan enables us to increase our presence in this key manufacturing region and maintain proximity with critical component suppliers.” Hodaka currently manufactures rear shocks for Marzocchi. The production of MTB forks in Taiwan will begin next October.
“This decision is part of our ongoing strategy to improve manufacturing efficiency, flexibility and quality with the goal of growing the mountain bike business and continuing Marzocchi’s position as a leading provider of high performance forks and shocks.” Marzocchi will share its Tenneco supply chain management, industrialization and distribution know how with Hodaka.
The new sales and product manager Anthony Trujillo joins Marzocchi from X-Fusion where he was engineering and product manager. He brings more than 14 years experience in the mountain bike industry, nine years of which were spent as a suspension engineer at Fox Racing Shox.
“The addition of Trujillo to our global team aligns with our philosophy of designing, developing and testing the most innovative, state-of-the-art, reliable and high-performance forks available on the mountain bike market,” Perseo Perez added.