Clement and ProNet Announce Distribution Partnership
Donnelly Sports, licensee and manufacturer of Clement tires worldwide, has appointed ProNet Cycling to handle North American distribution and client service functions effective June 1.
“Keeping pace with the growth of the resurgent Clement brand is daunting, especially in the time-sensitive cyclocross and gravel tire seasons,” said Donn Kellogg, GM of Donnelly Sports. “ProNet has decades of expertise in distribution and brand building and they’ll help us increase fill rates and shorten time-to-market during the upcoming cyclocross season and beyond.”
ProNet, located in Bremerton, Washington, is run by bike industry veteran Mike Kalmbach. “We’re very pleased to launch this new relationship with Clement,” said Kalmbach. “Together we’ll focus on delivering Clement’s top line tires to the best bike shops in North America and I look forward to our success together.”
Clement tires are also available from QBP and dealer direct via sales agents in select territories.
Relaunched by Donnelly Sports in 2010, the historic Clement brand has emerged as a market leader in several tire categories. In addition to its classic Strada road tires, the Clement X-Plor tire line is a favorite for gravel and adventure riding, and the Clement PDX cyclocross tire was recently named “Reader’s Choice” by Cyclocross Magazine.