We just received this press release in our email this morning:
December 20, 2013 – G.I. Sportz is pleased to announce it has acquired Tippmann Sports, bringing together two iconic paintball companies. This transaction brings the industry’s leading brands of paint (G.I. Sportz and DXS), markers (Tippmann and G.I. Victus), goggles (Vforce) and accessories together under one roof creating a global industry one stop shop.
“This fulfills a longtime dream of bringing together the industry’s most prolific product innovators and leading brands to create a dominant industry player owned and operated by paintball players,” said Richmond Italia, Chairman and CEO of G.I. Sportz.
“By combining the resources of two companies that manufacture products in North America, we’ll be able to serve the paintball industry in new and exciting ways while continuing our dedication to leading-edge products and unmatched customer support,” said Denny Tippmann Jr., President of Tippmann Sports.
As a G.I. Sportz dealer this is great news, as it sees the return of a major paintball manufacturer to a company owned by paintballers. Both companies make excellent products, have great R&D and excellent customer service, by joining forces we should hopefully see some great things from them in the future.
Even better, it means that we will be able to stock Tippmann products in the future.
Watch the video and tell us what you think.