dguard now at Hostettler AG

New sales cooperation

Zittau/Sursee, May 16 2018 - Sales specialist Hostettler AG will exclusively distribute the automatic emergency call system dguard in Switzerland from May 2018. The Swiss company has a large network and many years of sales experience.

With Hostettler AG, digades, the manufacturer of the world's first motorcycle eCall system dguard, will in future have an exclusive cooperation partner with more than 50 years of experience in the sale of high-quality motorcycle technology products and a broad dealer network on board. Just in time for summer 2018, certified dealers from the Hostettler group will then install the life-saving emergency call system as a retrofit solution in all motorcycle brands and types.

"With Hostettler AG we have found a great distribution partner who will establish our automatic emergency call system dguard in Switzerland. We are very pleased about the new cooperation and are convinced that together with Hostettler we will successfully expand the eCall system in motorcycles", says Lutz Berger, managing partner of digades.

dguard can save lives. The eCall system reliably detects an accident and automatically sends an emergency call with the exact GPS coordinates to the nearest rescue control centre within a few seconds.

The emergency call system can do even more: If the motorcyclist is involved in an accident, he can quickly and easily call the emergency services manually. He presses the red, clearly marked SOS button, which is clearly visible on the handlebars, for several seconds. An erroneously placed emergency call can be stopped again within 15 seconds by pressing twice quickly.

In addition to the important main function of the automatic emergency call system, the dguard buyer is provided with two further useful functions. In addition to the theft warning function implemented right from the start, the dguard app from the Saxon electronics specialist has been extended with a tour diary function which, thanks to the dguard's extensive sensor system, provides motorcyclists who enjoy travelling with a great deal of useful and interesting information and enables them to exchange information with other motorcyclists.

About Hosttettler AG:
The hostettler group is one of the powerful economic engines of Central Switzerland. The 13 companies in the group - ten of which are trading companies - employ over 700 people. Founded in 1906, the hostettler group operates nationally in the motorcycle, automotive, consumer electronics and bicycle sectors. Internationally, the Group has strengthened its position by acquiring companies in the European bicycle market. The trading group maintains a logistics hub for Europe in southern Germany.
Hostettler AG also sells an extensive range of clothing, helmets and accessories under its own brand iXS and leading external brands under the Motochic umbrella.

About digades:
digades is a renowned and successful supplier from Saxony that develops and manufactures high-quality vehicle electronics for the international automotive industry in-house. More than 180 employees at the locations Zittau (Saxony) and Nordhausen (Thuringia) develop and manufacture top electronics "Made in Germany" with a high level of inventiveness, meticulous craftsmanship and flexibility. Cooperation in partnership with all customers, employees and suppliers is our top priority.
The owner-operated company is certified according to the DIN standards EN ISO 9001:2016 and ISO/TS 16949:2016.