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Leoni to supply cables to Polaris

Germany's Leoni AG announced that it has received two new orders from Polaris Industries Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of all-terrain recreational and utility off-road vehicles.

A press release said that Leoni AG will supply the wiring systems for two new off-road vehicles: the 2014 Ranger 570 EFI and 2014 Ranger Crew 570 EFI. The two vehicles are both utility side-by-side vehicles, designed for off-road usage, it said, noting that the models are likely to be used under tough conditions "and thus require an even more robust and resistant wiring system." Polaris intends to produce about 12,000 vehicles of each model per year, it said.

Leoni will design, develop and produce the chassis and box harnesses that deliver the overall electric and electronic system functionality as well as provide engineering support. Production, it said, is planned for the third quarter of 2014.

"These projects will help the cable specialist to enlarge his activities in (Leoni AG's) newly established Power Sports business unit," the release said. In it, Andreas Brand, the member of Leoni AG's Management Board responsible for the Wiring Systems Division (WSD), said that the company has developed new customer groups, and that "the Power Sports segment offers big potential for Leoni, in particular in the Americas."

The Power Sports business unit, established in 2013, includes recreational and utility machines like side-by-side vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and quads as well as snowmobiles, jet-skis and motorbikes," the release said.

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