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Aku Valta to head up Rapala VMC Singapore

Rapala VMC Corporation has formed a new company, Rapala VMC Singapore, to run its new production facility in Batam. The move virtually completes the transfer of the company’s manufacturing unit from China to the small Indonesian island. Aku Valta, previously head of Rapala’s business in Australia, has been appointed Managing Director of the new operation, […]

Sensas takeover could signal more acquisitions

French bait company Sensas, which acquired its Czech Republic distributor Rybolov last month, has not ruled out the possibility of similar moves in the future. The takeover, reported exclusively on the Angling International website, means that Rybolov will now distribute Sensas brands exclusively in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Sensas already has a similar operation […]

Beaverkill Rod Company expands distribution network

The Beaverkill Rod Company is expanding its distribution model to the West Coast of America in response to growing sales. The ‘made in the USA’ fly rod manufacturer plans to establish a state-of-the-art rod building facility and an inventory of the complete line of Beaverkill products. It will also appoint dedicated sales and account services […]

‘Harsh’ weather takes its toll at Johnson Outdoors

The early onset of harsh weather conditions in the US has taken its toll on the first quarter fortunes of Johnson Outdoors with the company reporting a net loss of US$2.2 million. The Racine, Wisconsin business saw its sales fall by 9.4% to US$79.1million for the three months ended December 27th, 2013. “The outdoor recreational […]

Finnish Savage Gear agent signs up top fisherman

Savage Gear’s Finnish agent, OPM, has signed up the country’s top fishing guide and freelance journalist, Ari Paataja. One of the most famous names in angling within his country, Paataja has written articles for well-respected fishing magazines for more than 20 years and hosted many television programmes. His main responsibility will be promoting the Savage […]

Imperial Fishing launches new website for Europe’s carp anglers

After enjoying its ‘best year ever’ in 2013, German bait company Imperial Fishing has launched a new website to further drive sales across Europe. Owner Max Nollert says he hopes to create a community of Imperial Baits customers across Europe by inviting them to share their catch images and take advantage of the tips from […]

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