15 October 2017
BMC Switzerland and Abloc – Press release:
Re: New BMC distributor appointed for South Africa – Abloc
In 2014 BMC Switzerland (“BMC”) was, through circumstances beyond its control, forced to establish a direct subsidiary, BMC South Africa (“BMC SA”), in South Africa to service its dealers and their customers. It was a temporary solution. Matters stabilised and BMC SA was operational for almost 3 years. On 31 July 2017 BMC informed its dealers that it decided to revert to the traditional model of having an independent distributor and would be closing down BMC SA with effect from 30 September 2017.
Herman Bekker, managing director of BMC SA, was offered the opportunity of becoming the new exclusive distributor of BMC bicycles in South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius. His company Abloc (Pty) Limited was appointed as the distributor with effect from 1 October 2017.
Abloc will be launching its new website at www.abloc.co.za soon where a number of current 2017 BMC models, along with the first 2018 BMC models which have arrived, will be available for sale. Further exciting 2018 BMC models will be arriving over the next few months.
BMC will remain responsible for all warranties in respect of its products, and Abloc will handle all warranty queries in future. Abloc’s website contains full particulars in this regard. All other queries relating to BMC products can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
BMC and Abloc remain committed to supporting existing BMC customers in the South African market and will strive to further grow the BMC brand in future.