A DUTCH COMPANY WITH A HEART, FOR HARLEY RIDERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
The urge for personalizing Harley-Davidsons seriously grows each and every year causing a tremendous increase in demand for new accessories. Also more and more people are building their bikes from the ground up which has positively influenced the already massive custom and replacement parts market. As a result new small aftermarket distributors are turning up everywhere to make "a quick dollar". Some larger companies however have been there since the beginning, providing service and loyalty to their customers from long before the re-invention of customizing. One of them is Zodiac International B.V. "The Drive" behind Zodiac International B.V. is General Manager Ton Pels. Ton has been involved in the motorcycle trade almost 50 years.
Zodiac represents almost 40 years of experience in supplying and distributing the highest quality replacement parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
MORE THAN JUST DISTRIBUTION
In the past 3 decades Zodiac has built its reputation as the worlds leading supplier of high quality aftermarket performance parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. We can proudly say that over the past years we have set new, higher standards for the aftermarket Industry.
We have always been one step ahead when it comes to the quality of our products and continue to search for quality products. In 1999 we were the first and until now still the only distributor in the Harley-Davidson aftermarket industry that is NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2000 certified for import, export, distribution and assembly of products and performance products for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and TÜV CERT certified for management systems in line with every major mechanism and system used in todays motor vehicles. Furthermore, Zodiac International B.V. is an S&S certified PRO TUNING CENTER, SIDEWINDER CENTER and VFI TUNING CENTER. These very high international industry standards are a guarantee for you as our customer of continuous quality and excellence.
|In 1984 Ton founded Zodiac Motorcycle products B.V. later changed to Zodiac International B.V.) the first European wide operating distributing center of aftermarket parts for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This distribution center, located approximately 20 km from Amsterdam the capital city of the Netherlands, has grown into the leading distributor of parts and accessories for Harley-Davidsons and home-built custom bikes in Europe. Despite their already considerable large stock, they are still growing and are probably one of the fastest growing companies in the Western world. They offer close to 30,000 top-quality products through their extensive international dealer network. From their enormous 50,000 square foot warehouse, innumerable parcels are being shipped every day throughout the whole of Europe.|
|For the year 2011 we have again expanded our product line with thousands of new and exciting items from our own Zodiac brand, from existing suppliers and from a number of new suppliers from the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. Besides all that, we've never seen any company so much involved with the biker-scene as Zodiac. We can assure you, these people are concerned and involved. So much so, that we wonder or in fact seriously doubt whether this will actually result in better sales or whether they just want to be perfectionists! The enthusiastic Zodiac-crew don't seem to care. They like what they are doing and while doing so they unintentionally earn themselves a reputation of being there for the people, with the people.|
First of all, the general manager Ton Pels, is into Drag-Racing. We don't think many other aftermarket distributors can pride themselves on such a fact. Zodiac's very own Top fuel Drag-Race machine which is raced by Ton Pels himself(!) has set countless records in recent years. Ton can be seen at all the major drag-race events and is known in the drag-race world as a man who is always willing to lend a hand or give advice.
The Zodiac team took the European SuperTwin Number 1 plate more than once and wrote history when they broke, as the first in Europe and third in the world, the 200 MPH barrier setting the European speed record at 210.17 MPH. Accellerating from 0-60 MPH in 0.7 seconds, and from 0-210 MPH in 6.6 seconds! The ultra fast and super clean looking Top-Fueler is built with a lot of Zodiac High-Performance Parts and it's an absolute thrill to see it perform. Read more about Zodiac's Drag Racing efforts in general by visiting the Zodiac Drag Racing pages: www.zodiacracing.com or www.zodiacracing.nl.
ZODIAC CUSTOM BIKES
Every year the Zodiac crew designs and builds themselves a unique custom machine using only products from the catalog. These cool looking bikes are built to ride. They stay in 'the family'. After having served as a show-case for a certain amount of time the bike is being sold to someone at Zodiac who subsequently rides it till the wheels fall of. The latest creation by the Zodiac-crew uses the new TÜV approved R(ight) S(ide) D(rive) frame. A softail frame that will accept monster tires up to 330 wide! This particular bike is a real piece of art and could be admired in a lot of biker-publications worldwide. Visit the Zodiac bike gallery. Zodiac tries to stay on top of everything happening in the streets. They try to follow all the trends in the bike building world and use them for their next project-bikes. They even set trends themselves with their innovative ideas. Zodiac can provide any of you bike builders or personalizers with the parts you need, no matter what style of bike you're after, but they have more specialties. On of these specialties is their knowledge of High Performance engines and parts. They offer a large and wild range of products for those who want to go fast. After having been led through the Zodiac facilities, we went away impressed with what we'd seen. We learned a lesson too. There are still companies left with heart for the matter. Companies like Zodiac with people that haven't only got dollar-signs in their eyes, but with people, bikers in fact, just as enthusiastic about Harley's and custom built Harley's as you and me.