FTG safety shoes and Ducati Corse renew the licensing agreement

FTG safety shoes and Ducati Corse renew the licensing agreement

The long-standing collaboration between two “Made in Italy” flagship brands continues
Agreement signed to produce and distribute Ducati Corse branded safety footwear
The collection now on sale sports an aggressive, technical look

Borgo Panigale, Bologna (Italy), 13 July 2016 – Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. and FTG SAFETY SHOES S.p.A. renew their long-standing licensing agreement for the production and worldwide distribution of the Ducati Corse branded safety footwear collection. The 3-year agreement signed between the two “Made in Italy” flagship brands strengthens the consolidated collaboration initiated back in 2005, representing FTG’s top-drawer selection of products.

The Ducati Corse collection is already available and features an aggressive, technical look: in black and red, the materials are combined with top quality textile and leather to evoke the world of motorcycling. Close attention to detail can be found across all models, from design to technical features, comfort and performance. Nothing has been left to chance, making this collection a “must” for all those requiring safety footwear, both for Ducati fans and those who appreciate premium quality.

“We are very satisfied with all that has been accomplished in recent years, especially with the renewal of the agreement which began in 2005. This will allow us to bring continuity to the project and increase our presence in this market.”– comments Alessandro Cicognani, Ducati Licensing Director – “I’m confident that the current collection of Ducati Corse branded safety shoes, as well as the future footwear models we are now developing, will ensure that countless Ducati fans will feel “safe” and perfectly satisfied.”

“FTG and Ducati are both established companies, masters of production and strongly focused on design. We are proud and honoured to continue in associating our brand with Ducati”, says FTG President and CEO Luciano Trevisan.

For over 50 years FTG has been producing footwear. Established in 1959, for around 30 years it has been specialising in safety footwear. For around 10 years the Headquarter has been in Lonigo (Northern Italy). With a wide range of footwear available for prompt delivery from the warehouse, with more than 10 product lines which cover all kinds of needs in terms of performance and safety standards, it exports 70% of its production to more than 40 countries. All styles are certified EN ISO 20344 and processes are UNI EN ISO 9001:2008certified; all this makes FTG market leader. Furthermore FTG develops, industrializes, produces and sells autonomously all its products through an excellent sales network, serving the largest industrial groups in the world.

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. - A Sole Shareholder Company - A Company subject to the Management and Coordination activities of AUDI AG
Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been manufacturing sport-inspired motorcycles characterised by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. With its factory located in Bologna’s Borgo Panigale district, in 2016 Ducati celebrates 90 years since it was founded. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons representing what the world knows as “Made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries globally. Breaking all records for the company, in 2015 Ducati delivered to customers over 54,800 bikes to customers. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike, Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles. Ducati has been competing in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.