“Defense forces around the world are seeking Polaris Defense Military vehicles to take advantage of our ability to make modifications to our commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS), insert customer requirements and quickly deliver an end product that meets their needs,” said Rich Haddad, general manager of Polaris Defense. “It is our goal to match the warfighter’s mission requirements with our best value product.”
MEDINA, Minn., – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, has expanded its purpose-built commercial vehicle line, Polaris® BRUTUS™ to include the BRUTUS base model with cab, heat and air conditioning, which is now available for order through authorized BRUTUS dealers in North America.
In March 2013, Polaris introduced the three-model BRUTUS lineup as the first side-by-side utility vehicle in the market to deliver front-end power take-off (PTO) capability. The new BRUTUS model enhances the level of comfort, versatility and productivity by integrating key offerings from the BRUTUS HD and BRUTUS HDPTO models.
Minneapolis, May 28, 2013 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company is donating 10 military, off-road vehicles with a combination of Run-Flat and Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT), to enhance The Salvation Army’s ability to transport food, water and other critical supplies to survivors, in Moore, Okla. The units will be delivered from Polaris’ Osceola, Wis. plant, free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from Bay and Bay Transport and Overbye Trucking.
“With debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, these vehicles will allow us to serve in places our mobile kitchens cannot,” said Lt. Col. Robert Thomson, Salvation Army Northern Division Commander. “We thank Polaris for this incredible gift. These vehicles will allow us to serve more people in crisis.”
The donated units, a combination of military ATV, RANGER and RZR vehicles, are outfitted with either Run Flat tires or NPTs to prevent down time. Run-Flat tires resist the effects of deflation when punctured giving the operator the ability to continue to use the vehicle; and NPTs are built to never go flat and are virtually indestructible.
Minneapolis, Minn. – Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE: PII) has joined General Tire and a host of dedicated sponsors in support of “The Great American Off-Road Race” – The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris. Polaris is a global sales leader in off-road vehicles, and its RZR® line is the leader in innovation in sport UTV design worldwide. Based in Medina, Minnesota, Polaris has been manufacturing vehicles for nearly 60 years and is the preferred UTV platform for desert off-road racing. There are more RZRs entered in The Mint 400 than any other manufacturer, and Polaris provides factory support for Jagged X Racing and Coastal Racing.
“We are thrilled to have Polaris as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Mint 400,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “The UTV Class has exploded in growth over the past few years because they are affordable to campaign and virtually race-ready from the showroom floor. You can literally go buy a Polaris RZR from a dealer – and with a few modifications be out racing the next weekend! It’s really exciting to watch people get into these vehicles and then become die-hard off-road race fans!”
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today broke ground on an expansion of the Company’s Product Development Center near Wyoming, Minn. Since opening in 2005, the 126,000 square foot research and development facility has been pivotal in Polaris’ ascent to the top of the global powersports market.
“Opening the Wyoming facility seven years ago reinforced Polaris’ dedication to leading through innovation,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO. “Continuously improving our technology, and incorporating those advances into our vehicles, is the cornerstone of our success, and expanding our Product Development Center paves the way for its future contributions.”
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that the one millionth product, an orange Polaris RANGER 800 Midsize side-by-side vehicle, rolled off its Spirit Lake, Iowa assembly line yesterday.
“One million units built marks an extraordinary milestone for our Spirit Lake operation,” said Bennett Morgan, Polaris President and COO. “For nearly two decades Spirit Lake has been a manufacturing center of excellence and a vital contributor to our success. Thanks to the adaptability of both our outstanding people and the facility itself, Spirit Lake has, in its 18 year history, produced each of our product lines (Snowmobiles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Motorcycles).”
The Spirit Lake facility was established in 1994, and has increased employment from 477 in 2009 and currently employs 750 people while operating three production lines building Polaris RANGERs and Victory motorcycles. A second facility adjacent to the main Spirit Lake plant manufactures the Indian Motorcycle, and a third facility in Milford, Iowa manufactures GEM (Global Electric Motorcar).
Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company has donated a total of 28 Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and safety gear to the Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Star Council’s Tomahawk Scout Reservation, the second largest Boy Scout camp in the nation, and the Northwoods Camp, run by The Salvation Army, the world-wide leader of social, youth and rehabilitative services. The donation, valued at $100,000, is part of Polaris’ long-term partnerships with the two organizations, focused on youth ATV safety practices and outdoor sports.
“Our partnerships with Boy Scouts of America and The Salvation Army offer outstanding opportunities to demonstrate how ATVs can be a positive educational tool for youth,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO. “By introducing young people to the sport in a manner that emphasizes the importance of safety and responsible ATV ownership, Polaris can entice a new generation into the powersports community while providing a great experience for thousands of young people.”
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a joint venture with Eicher Motors Limited, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles and motorcycles in India. The joint venture will develop and market new products to meet the diverse vehicle needs in India and other emerging markets. The agreement creates a new operation, wherein Polaris and Eicher each control 50 percent. The overall investment is expected to be approximately $50 million, shared equally between the partners over a three-year period.
“This agreement instantly expands and enhances Polaris’ presence in India and supplying access to additional emerging markets around the globe and leverages Polaris’ strength in product innovation and vehicle development” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO. “Eicher’s financial strength and rich history as a leader in the Indian market makes them the perfect partner for Polaris in India. This joint venture represents an incredible opportunity to develop new vehicles and realize global growth.”
MINNEAPOLIS (October 26, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. today announced a minority investment in Brammo, an Ashland, Ore.-based maker of electric vehicle technology and two-wheel electric vehicles. By investing in Brammo, Polaris obtains access to their proprietary electric vehicle powertrain technology, as well as exposure to the rapidly growing electric motorcycle market.
“We are excited to advance our electric vehicle capability by establishing Polaris as a business partner and part owner of Brammo, one of the most innovative and aggressive companies we have found in the electric motorcycle space,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO. “Our companies share a passion for performance, and we look forward to exploiting the numerous opportunities created by pairing Brammo’s industry-leading electric powertrain technology with Polaris’ vast array of market-leading powersports products. This is a small, but important, investment for Polaris in an electric vehicle market that we feel is poised for significant growth.”
Minneapolis, September 29, 2011 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company has received a $54-million, three-year contract to provide All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), spare parts and trailers to Afghan and Iraqi security forces, the U.S. Government and other allied governments. The contract was received from the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Warren and includes options to extend the contract two additional years. This new contract award follows Polaris’ successful completion on an earlier multi-year contract awarded by the Army in 2007.
“Polaris is proud to serve the U.S. Military and our allies. As the leading supplier of Military ultra-light mobility platforms, we provide our customers the most capable, high performance ATVs. For almost a decade, we have been working with Military customers, all over the world, integrating their unique needs with cost effective mobility solutions,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Polaris Industries. “With more than 3,000 battle proven vehicles deployed in theater, we have developed a strong understanding of our customers’ requirements. This unique position, coupled with our world-class manufacturing operations, allows us to supply vehicles quickly to meet the urgent operational needs of this contract.”
Polaris Defense was created in 2005 to provide a dedicated team focused on solving our warfighter’s mobility challenges, by providing a full range of platforms for military missions. More information about Polaris’ military vehicles can be found at www.polarisdefense.com.