KTM North America, Inc. recently took their entire North American sales force to the KTM Sportmotorcycle AG headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria for sales training at the factory level.
Sales managers from the United States, Canada and Mexico attended the week long trip at the factory. The trip was organized to provide official training on the 2012 model line features and benefits as sales managers prepare for the upcoming KTM dealer meeting.Brad Hagi (KTM Vice President of Sales) says: “This trip was designed to give our sales force a firsthand peek at how the factory operates from the very beginning of motorcycle design and production to the end product at our dealership. This was a perfect time for our sales force to visit the factory as they were able to view the new 2012 models and learn about the product coming over this summer.”While at the factory, the area sales managers were given a tour of the factories engine plant, WP suspension facility and spare parts division. Area Sales Managers also visited Kiska, KTM’s design studio, where they met with focus groups discussing development of future models for the North American market. The final day of the trip was spent at the famous Salzburgring racetrack in Salzburg, Austria where the area managers were able to test drive KTM’s race car the X-Bow.Jason Dahners (KTM North West Area Sales Manager) says: “I speak on behalf of all the KTM Area Sales Managers when I say we are very grateful we were given the opportunity to come to Austria and visit the KTM factory. You can learn a lot from pictures and speaking to our Austrian colleagues on the phone but nothing quite compares to visiting the factory in person, viewing the assembly line, meeting with the R&D developers and learning about the new models where they were originated.”