are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of power-driven products
and now Kymco is coming to Frankston in a new partnership with the
growing braaap brand.
on Playne Street in Frankston, has recently been appointed the dealer
for Kymco’s top quality range of scooters on the Mornington Peninsula.
Already with two stores in Hobart and Launceston, the growing braaap
empire will be opening a new showpiece store and head office in
Frankston on the 29th of August.
For the past nine years, Kymco has been successfully marketing its
range of scooters to become the fourth largest scooter manufacturer in
Australia. And now the company has just launched a tough and reliable
range of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) tailored for Australian
conditions, and will introduce a range of entry-level motorcycles to
the market in Q4 of this year.
While still in its relatively early stages in Australia, Kymco is an
absolute global phenomenon. The company manufactured over 570,000
vehicles last year, which means that every 55 seconds someone,
somewhere in the world was purchasing a Kymco.This fast-growing company
is a perfect fit for braaap, who have experienced incredible success
themselves and are on the cusp of rolling out a nationwide franchise
network to take on the braaap label. The brainchild of Australian Young
Entrepreneur of the Year, 21-year-old Brad Smith, braaap was recently
named Australian Specialised Small Business of the Year and has gone
from strength-to-strength to become a genuine multi-million dollar
Brad, in fact, is the Mini Supercross Champion of Australia and it was
designing and selling his own bikes (braapsters) that saw the formation
of braaap three years ago. The braaapsters are still a big part of the
business, but braaap now also offers a massive range of apparel,
helmets, riding gear and, of course, genuine Kymco scooters and
accessories. “Kymco is a great fit for braaap,” said Smith.
“We wanted to diversify our business and offer something extra for our
customers. We did our research and found that Kymco are the best
quality and most stylish scooters on the market.“Our commitment to the
highest level of service was in line with Kymco’s philosophy of
delivering the best products backed up by the best possible service.”
“You only need to look at the pedigree of Kymco to understand what a
massive global business it is, with a reputation built around quality,
reliability and style.”Kymco is, indeed a very unique business.“Kymco
is one of the few “self-sufficient” companies across the globe,
manufacturing almost all of its own components, from wheels to
carburetors and engines to brake pads,” says Stuart McLean, Chief
Executive Officer of Kymco Australia & New Zealand.
“Where other manufacturers have buyers running around Asia sourcing
parts and components, most of what you see on a Kymco is manufactured
by Kymco itself.”“We are delighted to have a dealer of the calibre of
braaap to provide an exceptional level of service to our customers on
the Peninsula.”The team at braaap are a perfect fit for Kymco, who know
nothing but quality in everything they do.
The company has been awarded ISO 9001 – the world manufacturing quality
assurance rating.The company has forged a strong relationship with the
global scooter and motorcycle industry, manufacturing engines for BMW
Motorcycles, components for Honda and Arctic Cat, along with a number
of other manufacturers.“The fact that a company with the prestige of
BMW are willing to put their reputation in the hands of Kymco speaks
volumes for our product”, McLean said.
Kymco, in fact, was established to manufacture parts for Honda in
1963. The company manufactured its first scooter in 1970 and began
marketing under the Kymco banner in 1992. The BMW G450X enduro engine
(manufactured by Kymco) has won huge acclaim and adds yet another
feather to the Kymco cap.
Kymco’s headquarters are located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and the company
manufactures through five production factories across Asia. Over 17%
of the substantial Kymco workforce is dedicated to research and
development alone, including developing tailored products for global
markets such as Australia and New Zealand. For more information,
please contact braaap Frankston on (03) 9775 5525 or visit www.braaap.com.au