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KOMPERDELL AND THE WAGNIS SKISTÖCKE

In 1922, even in Austria, very few people thought of hiking poles or even ski poles. Pioneering work was in demand. So the company Bednar raised its arm and simply founded the next company. From then on Komperdell should deal with the production of billiard cues - they were already well known - and hiking and walking sticks. In view of the lack of public familiarity, the plan could of course have gone wrong.

Instead, only six years later, Komperdell employed 50 people, who in turn helped the brand to quickly become one of the leading producers of ski poles. The basis at that time was still hazelnut and bamboo. It was from this wood that the Brand turned its sticks, but never forgot its drive for innovation. Komperdell searched for new materials. Saving more and more weight. Tried and tested new handle concepts. He gave his poles innovative suspension systems. The brand grew and success proved it right.

KOMPERDELL PRODUCTS - QUALITY MADE IN AUSTRIA

It was and is important for the development of his ski and mountaineering poles that Komperdell had a enger exchange with absolute top athletes. This is the only way for the brand to find out at first hand where it has to apply the innovation lever. After all, professional exchange is a must, constantly and everywhere in the world. However, the information is processed at home. Since its foundation, Komperdell has been producing its products in Austria and has not changed anything about this to this day. In order to ensure quality, production still takes place within the company's own four walls, which brings a further advantage. Short distances help innovative ideas to be implemented more quickly. Komperdell gradually added telescopic poles, protectors and functional underwear to its product range - all available at premium level and in the Komperdell Store at Keller Sports.

AT A GLANCE

  • Foundation Year: 1922
  • Company Founder: company Bednar
  • Company Headquarters: Mondsee, Austria
  • Number Of Employees: 100
  • Annual Turnover: around 20 million
  • Website: komperdell.com/index.php
  • Sports: Wintersports, Outdoor

3 GOOD REASONS FOR KOMPERDELL

  • In-house Production: Since the company was founded, Komperdell articles have been produced exclusively in Austria.
  • Fairness: Komperdell supports Lebenshilfe Oberösterreich, which supports people with special needs.
  • Durability: Quality guaranteed. Komperdell repairs each floor free of charge for up to three years after purchase.

THE KOMPERDELL SHOP AT KELLER SPORTS

Our Komperdell products consist of two levels: Protection and Balance. This means in detail: Trekking and ski poles as well as protectors for back and ribs. All this is available in premium quality in the Komperdell Store at Keller Sports. For maximum comfort, the Brand protectors adapt optimally to the spine thanks to their dual-density foams. At the same time, they are designed so that they can follow your movements on the mountain at all times. The safety promise of the fire: the protectors absorb up to 97 percent of the impact energy.

His know-how for skiing by Komperdell also comes from its close cooperation with the motorcycle industry, where the brand's protectors - as in cycling - also have a firm place. The high quality ski poles at Komperdell are now often made from Carbon. This guarantees that the Komperdell articles are not only light but also extremely stiff. Due to the lack of corrosion, carbon is also superior to aluminium in terms of service life. It almost goes without saying that the ergonomic handles of the poles are designed in such a way that you have as pleasant a grip as possible on both the ascent and the descent. At least as pleasant as this grip: At Keller Sports you simply buy Komperdell online, at the Komperdell sale even at particularly attractive prices.

FROM HIMALAYA, ARKTIS AND THE SKI WORLD CUP DIRECTLY TO KOMPERDELL DEALER

In the Alps and on their numerous slopes Komperdell articles are already represented by tradition. For over 20 years, however, the brand has gone one step further. To the highest peaks on earth. To the coldest regions of the planet. Nothing is too extreme, nothing too daring. Komperdell products are tested on expeditions to the Himalayas and the Arctic. There are hardly any higher requirements. However, they are not sufficient for Komperdell. That is why the brand has long since established itself in the Ski World Cup, equipping over 200 athletes, including Marcel Hirscher, Anna Veith, or Thomas Dreßen with poles and protectors. Their experiences will of course flow into the production of the articles for the sale of your Komperdell dealer. You rarely get more expertise.

THE KOMPERDELL CODE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Material quality alone is not enough for Komperdell. The brand pursues a holistic approach, always keeping the environment in mind during production. This is why it introduced the Komperdell Code, which it uses to protect natural resources and reduce its own ecological footprint. Komperdell therefore uses only recycled aluminium for the production of its aluminium poles, and only water-based varnishes for this purpose. In this way, the fire reduces both CO2 emissions and environmental damage during production. In addition, Komperdell does not use packaging as far as possible - and if it does, the brand uses recyclable materials.

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