Touratech has been manufacturing high-quality motorcycle accessories for more than 30 years. Demanding motorcycle travelers from all over the world appreciate the quality of the indestructible parts. Around 350 motorcycle enthusiasts work at the Niedereschach headquarters to ensure that new ideas are always turned into the best products for fantastic motorcycle experiences.
History & Roots
The Touratech story starts with two inventors. At first, motorcycle globetrotters Herbert Schwarz and Jochen Schanz began developing motorcycle equipment for their own use only. The hobby quickly became a profession - and a little later a company. Touratech was founded in 1990. The high-quality products developed on the basis of intensive practical experience hit the nerve of the fast-growing motorcycle travel scene in the early 1990s.
Employees with travel experience
Then as now, Touratech products are manufactured in Niedereschach. However, over the past three decades the two-man operation has become an international company. Around 350 colleagues are now working to develop the best motorcycle accessories. They are all highly qualified specialists in their field, but one thing the Touratech family has in common to this day: their enthusiasm for motorcycle travel. Almost every employee is passionate about riding a motorcycle in their free time. Out on the tracks, new ideas for even better products are always emerging.
State of the art technologies
In addition to the high qualification of its employees, Touratech relies on the latest technologies. For example, while the comfort seats are manufactured in the traditional saddlery manner, the most modern production centers and robots ensure precision and efficiency in sheet metal and tube constructions. This unique synthesis of craftsmanship and highly automated high-tech production allows Touratech to manufacture the majority of all components at its headquarters in Niedereschach and thus to keep the quality promise “Made in Germany” in the future. Tailored portfolio for adventure bikers In line with the motto “Made for Adventure”, the Touratech portfolio is consistently geared towards equipping adventure bikes and the corresponding rider equipment. Protectors, luggage systems with aluminum panniers and textile bags, seats, windshields, high-quality suspension components and many other products are available for the individual upgrading of Adventure Bikes. And in the field of rider equipment, Touratech has also developed its own range of high-quality products tailored to the needs of motorcycle travelers, from helmets to boots and gloves to the Compañero family's textile suits.
For many years now, numerous motorcycle manufacturers such as BMW, Ducati and KTM have come to appreciate Touratech's incomparable expertise. You have parts such as pannier racks, aluminum panniers or crash bars manufactured in Niedereschach. Buyers of original accessories from these premium brands also benefit from the legendary Touratech quality.
The Touratech world
But Touratech has always been much more than just a manufacturer of motorcycle accessories and rider equipment. The company has been part of the international motorcycle travel community since it was founded in 1990. Not only is Touratech always close to the trends of the scene thanks to the countless trips by its employees - Touratech also always gives its own input. Every year, the travel event at the company's headquarters in Niedereschach is one of the largest motorcycle travel meetings in the world. And with the Adventure Country Tracks (ACT) and the Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) Touratech has created a concept that enables motorcycle travelers to experience motorcycle adventures in numerous European countries as well as in the USA on their own.
Worldwide network and shops
In addition to mail order, Touratech relies on individual customer advice on site. Touratech has nine sales outlets in Germany and a global network of distributors. The shops around the world not only stand for first-class accessories and professional customer service. Thanks to their committed owners, they are bases for the global motorcycle travel scene, where travelers are always welcome and served with advice and action.
Touratech as part of the Happich Group
Touratech has been part of the Happich Group since 2018. The management around owner Marc Pelzer and CEO Alberto Reinhart shares the workforce's intense passion for motorcycles and is leading the long-established company into the fourth decade under the umbrella of a global company.