Thursday, September 12, 2013

Silca Sold, Production Will Move to Indianapolis

Anyone that has been around cycling for awhile recognizes the Silca name, the pump company Felice Sacchi founded in 1917 in a country torn apart by World War I (read more about its history here).

Italy's economic crisis is seeing small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of Italy's economy, struggling to stay open or close. It's in this environment that we learn that SILCA has been sold by the Sacchi family to Joshua Poertner, the former technical director of Zipp Speed Weaponry. He will be bringing the brand and manufacturing to Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

“I am both thrilled and honored to be entrusted with this great and historic brand. To me Silca has always represented passion, craftsmanship, and timeless functionality. I look forward to merging these values with advanced engineering capabilities and U.S. manufacturing here in Indianapolis," said Poertner.

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1 comment:

  1. Please re-start the venerable Silca frame pump. My last one died several years ago and I have not found anything else that compares.