Porsche Motorsports North America acquires Andial

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 19, 2013

Porsche Motorsports North America, Inc. (PMNA) has acquired the ANDIAL name. This means that the iconic company will remain with the Porsche family as Dieter Inzenhofer, its last active owner, is set to retire later this month. PMNA bought this brand for future use. The founding members’ names were used for the ANDIAL name.

It’s an anagram for the late Arnold Wagner AN; Dieter Inzenhofer DI; and former PMNA president and current consultant Alwin Springer AL. The company was established in 1975. It later transformed itself to become one of the most successful and respected independent authorities on Porsche performance tuning in the U.S.

Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsports North America, Inc., said that ANDIAL now becomes an official member of Porsche Motorsport. However, even before, it has always treated ANDIAL as a member. Walther cited ‘Arnold, Dieter and Alwin’ as having a crucial role in making Porsche racing more prominent in North America and beyond.

There are no concrete plans yet on how the ANDIAL name will be used. Inzenhofer expressed delight at knowing that the company will soon be part of PMNA. In the 1960s, Inzenhofer had met with Wagner and Springer at Vasek Polak's Porsche dealership in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Inzenhofer further said that his entire career and reputation were built on ANDIAL's success with Porsche performance and tuning.

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