Selle Royal, an international bicycle company, is the latest to join Ogden's growing bicycle and outdoor product industry cluster. Selle Royal, along with the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, announced on November 12 that the company will be opening a new facility in Ogden, with plans to create 65 jobs over the next seven years. The company joins others in the bicycle industry that have already chosen to call Ogden home, including ENVE Composites, Quality Bike Products, Tektro/TRP Brakes, Mavic, Mercury Wheels, Mobius Cycling, Rotor Bike Components, Univeral Cycles, and Volagi.
Gaspare Licata, general manager of Selle Royal North America, cited the growth of the outdoor industry in Ogden as a key reason for the decision to open a new facility here. Licata remarked, “Our group is made of product-driven brands. We have the ambition with this investment to be able to develop the greatest products in the bicycle industry. The state of Utah, and Ogden in particular, is becoming a great area for outdoor industry, and we think we can attract great talent here. We thank the city of Ogden for being such a committed partner to build this important pillar for the growth of our group.”
“We are excited to have Selle Royal group join the thriving cycling manufacturing industry in Ogden,” said Jeff Edwards, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Being surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and other successful cycling companies will provide Selle Royal group an ideal place to expand and grow their North American presence.”
For more information about Selle Royal, please see the complete press release at http://business.utah.gov/news/selle-royal-to-open-new-facility-in-utah
To learn more about Ogden's growing bicycle industry, we invite you to view an interview with Sarah Lehman, CEO of ENVE Composites: http://ogdenbusiness.com/Major-Industries/Success-Stories.aspx