Völkl

Völkl (German pronunciation: [fœlkl]) is a sports equipment manufacturer based in Germany. Initially it manufactured skis, but has extended its line to snowboards, outerwear, and tennis gear. The American branch is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire along with its wholly owned binding manufacturer, Marker. In 2015 Völkl bought the ski boot manufacturer Dalbello.[1]

Volkl Group
IndustrySporting goods
Founded1923
HeadquartersStraubing, Germany
Key people
Georg Völkl, founder
ProductsSkis, Tennis rackets, Apparel, Accessories
Websitewww.volkl.com

Völkl skis

Since 1914, Völkl has manufactured skis in Straubing, Germany, a Bavarian town about one and a half hour's drive northeast of Munich. In the 1960s, Sears started distributing Völkl in North America under the Othmar Schneider and Sears brands. Though they recently built a state-of-the-art production facility in Straubing, the original factory is still in use as the Völkl World Logistics Center.

Völkl Racing Ski Team

Völkl Freeski Team

  • Ingrid Backstrom
  • Russ Henshaw
  • Ahmet Dadali
  • Andrea Binning
  • Ane Enderud
  • Caja Schöpf
  • Emilia Wint
  • Emma Dalhstrom
  • Grete Eliassen
  • Janina Kuzma
  • Jen Hudak
  • Jeremy Pancras
  • Markus Eder
  • Nick Goepper
  • Nico Zacek
  • Paddy Graham
  • Oscar Scherlin
  • Pekka Hyysalo
  • Sam Smoothy
  • Stian Hagen
  • Virginie Faivre
  • Thomas Dolpads
  • Matt Phillipi
  • Ted Davenport
  • Thomas Hlawitschka
  • Walter Wood
  • Matt Reardon
  • Per Jonsson
  • Warren Smith
  • Ian Mac Intosh
  • Flo Wieser
  • Tanner Rainville
  • Dash Longe
  • Ian McIntosh
  • Matt Philippe
  • Lyman Currier
  • Maddie Bowman
  • Sierra Quitiquit
  • Jess McMillan
  • Alex Beaulieu-Marchand
  • Øystein Bråten

Völkl in professional tennis

Völkl tennis rackets were used by players such as Boris Becker, Michael Stich, Sergi Bruguera, Petr Korda and Jana Novotna. The list of current players includes Stefanie Vögele, Liezel Huber, Laura Siegemund and many Senior and Junior players on tour. Volkl Tennis is no longer a part of Volkl Skis and the manufacturing takes place in an entirely different factory. Precies.

Tennis racket models

  • Tour 10 V-Engine
  • Quantum 10
  • Quantum 10 Tour
  • DNX 1
  • DNX 2
  • DNX 3
  • DNX 4
  • DNX 7
  • DNX 8
  • DNX 10
  • C10 Pro
  • Organix
  • Team Speed
  • PB 10 Mid

Marker Volkl, USA

Located in New Hampshire, Marker Volkl, USA is the importer and distributor of Völkl products in the United States, and a subsidiary of Völkl International. Jarden Action Sports owns both Marker Volkl, USA and Völkl International. K2 and LINE were acquired by the Jarden Corporation in 2007. Jarden was acquired by Newell in 2018. Newell sold Völkl and K2 to Kohlberg & Company in 2017.[2]

References

  1. Media, First Tracks!! Online (2015-01-12). "Marker Völkl Buys Ski Boot Maker Dalbello". First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. "Newell Brands Announces Agreement to Sell Winter Sports Business". Retrieved 2018-11-25.


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