is a sports equipment manufacturer based in Germany. It is a subsidiary of the Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation, is an America conglomerate of many well-known consumer product brands in the areas of kitchen electronics, kitchen cookware, kitchen tools, gaming, arts & crafts, home storage, and clothing. In 2006, it was ranked #585 on the Fortune 1000...
. Initially it manufactured skis, but has extended its line to snowboards, outerwear, and tennis gear. The American branch is located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire
West Lebanon, New Hampshire, is a district within the city of Lebanon on the Connecticut River. The area contains a major shopping plaza strip along New Hampshire Route 12A, serving the Upper Valley communities along Interstates 89 and 91...
along with its wholly owned binding manufacturer, Marker
Marker has been a manufacturer of alpine ski bindings since 1952. Founded by Hannes Marker, the company is known for pioneering releasable binding technology. Marker's first model, the Duplex, led the way and was followed in 1953 by the highest binding ever, the simplex toe...
Since 1923, Völkl has manufactured skis in Straubing
Straubing is an independent city in Lower Bavaria, southern Germany. It is seat of the district of Straubing-Bogen. Annually in August the Gäubodenvolksfest, the second largest fair in Bavaria, is held....
, Germany, a Bavarian town about an hour's drive north of Munich. 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 in professional tennis
Völkl tennis racquets were used by players such as Boris Becker
Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17...
, Sergi Bruguera
Sergi Bruguera i Torner is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He is best remembered for winning consecutive men's singles titles at the French Open in 1993 and 1994.-Career:...
, and Petr Korda
Petr Korda is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He is best known for winning the Australian Open in 1998 and for testing positive for the banned substance, nandrolone, following a match at Wimbledon that same year.-Career:Korda was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.He first...
. The list of current players includes Félix Mantilla
Félix Mantilla Botella is a former Spanish professional tennis player, born in Barcelona. In common with many of his fellow countrymen, Mantilla's best surface is clay. While not as successful away from the clay, Mantilla also produced good hardcourt results...
,iří Novák] and Martin Damm
Martin Damm was a professional tennis player from Czechia. He is 6'2" 195 lb and is best known as a doubles player . ,his highest singles ranking 42 as of August 1997...
Völkl Sport America
Located in New Hampshire, Völkl Sport America is the importer and distributor of Völkl products in the United States, and a subsidiary of Völkl International. K2 Corporation of Carlsbad, California owns both Völkl Sport America and Völkl International. K2
K-2, Corporation. was founded in 1961 by brothers Bill and Don Kirschner on Vashon Island, near Seattle, Washington. K2 is known for pioneering fiberglass ski technology, which made skis significantly lighter and more lively than their wood and metal contemporaries...
was acquired by the Jarden Corporation in 2007.
Völkl Ski Team
- Julia Mancuso
Julia Mancuso is an alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. She was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the silver medalist in both downhill and combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has also won four medals at the World Championships and five races in...
- Jens Byggmark
Jens Byggmark is a Swedish alpine skier, who specialises in slalom and giant slalom.Byggmark was born in Örebro but was raised in Tärnaby. He races for Tärna IK Fjällvinden, the world's most successful ski club...
- Ingrid Backstrom
Ingrid Backstrom is an internationally ranked professional skier from Seattle, Washington. Born August 21, 1978, Backstrom graduated from Whitman College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology....
- Jenn Berg
- Chris Collins
- Skogen Sprang
- JP Solberg
- Scott Hibbert
- Matt Phillipi
- Laura Ogden
- Kelly Holland
- Jeremy Bloom
- Marc Andre
- Ted Davenport
- Jon Klaczkiewicz
- Colby West
- Tim Russell
- Ahmet Dadali
- Jack Steer
- Ashley Battersby
- Manfred Pranger
- James Wiza