VOLKL

In the world of skiing, there is a brand that has always had its followers : Völkl. But what is thehistory of this famous ski manufacturer ? Did you know that in parallel with the sports equipment, Volkl was also a manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages ?

A promising start

Völkl is a corporation founded in Bavaria (Germany), in 1923 by Georg Völk...

In the world of skiing, there is a brand that has always had its followers : Völkl. But what is thehistory of this famous ski manufacturer ? Did you know that in parallel with the sports equipment, Volkl was also a manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages ?

A promising start

Völkl is a corporation founded in Bavaria (Germany), in 1923 by Georg Völkl. This fan of alpine skiing, however, begun its activity by the realization of horse-drawn carriages. The business is thriving well and quickly, the activity focuses on the sledges. De fil en aiguille, the ski Volkl sees the light of day. It is distinguished by its style well into the era of the time and bold choices. The series production of the ski really begins in 1952, when the first family transfer is made. This upsets the small business, which rapidly becomes large. Volkl has established itself as a name known more and more.

Relevant choices

But quickly, the competition settles down and Vôlkl must evolve to spend decades without financial problem. Quickly, the range expands while that of ski models are now more numerous. Of course there are skis for adults, with models for men and women, and skis for children. Back to business again after a short lull. And then, the ski Volkl enjoying a new boom, when the German brand based in Bavaria chooses to decline his offer of ski models for racing, freestyle, backcountry , and still others for the hike. Vôlkl cultivates its image as a fun and sales happen.

An impressive growth !

In 2006, Vôlkl, it's 550 employees. An effective impressive for a small company that nothing destined to be a success ! The right choices are made, the passion of alpine skiing and bold choices have helped to increase the rate of fire and the benefits. Vôlkl, it is now more than 10% of the world market ! This makes this manufacturer, the fourth at the global level, and the third on the German market. The breakthrough continues in other continents, including models of snowboard.

The hardware is well designed

You hesitate on the brand of your used skis ? The patterns made by Vôlkl combine style and performance. The German brand has made sure to groom his image by reinventing its stops its image. The used skis feature looks sometimes sober, sometimes rained rambunctious. It is the strength of the brand, and the reason that the skis Vôlkl appeal to young, old, women, men and children !

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