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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
...who is owned by who?

We have Rossignol (who is owned by Quicksilver) and has Dynsatar, Look and Lange

Atomic Group who owns..
Salomon
Volant
Dynamic


K2 has Volkl, Marker and Tecnica

Not to steal all of the thunder..but who else?
post #2 of 20
FYI -
K2 Holdings Corp owns Volkl, K2 and Marker....which is a different company than 'K2'...K2 Skis is K2, K2 Holdings also owns Rawlings, Shakespeare (fishing), Marmot, etc. etc....K2 Holdings was formerly known as Anthony Industries.

Tecnica Group owns Tecnica, Nordica, Dolomite & Rollerblade(as well as some interest in distribution of Elan here and there)

Amer Group owns Atomic, Salomon, Volant, Dynamic, Wilson (Adidas kept Taylor Made)

Quicksilver owns Rossignol group now - including Lange/Dyny
post #3 of 20
Tyrolia has Head I know (obviously)... as well as a very vested interest in Elan and Fischer. I do not know who the parent company is though... but I imagine there is one.

Stockli also has a very high interest in VIST due to plate and binding construction.

Amer group also has Dynamic

What about Blizzard? I thought i remember seeing some "system skis" that had either VIST of Marker bindings on them.

I'm sure there are others, but i cant seem to think of any more.

Later

GREG
post #4 of 20
Blizzard should be owned by a new company IQ-Sport GmbH. The majority there has the Stöckl (not Stöckli!) family of Austria and one third Mr. Kaerl Hofstätter, a former Fischer-manager, now CEO.

Fischer is owned (at least over 50%) by the family Fischer (Josef and his sister).

Head is part of HTM (Head, Tyrolia, Mares) owned by Johann Eliasch.

Kneissl was "saved" by a group of formerly five local businessmen (I could find the names somewhere but they are no ski names) but I have heard that this winter there were only two of them left.
(I want to post more in another thread on Kneissl skis.)

Stöckli is still owned by Herr Stöckli (I suppose, he´s always present at the Munich Show)

Afaik, VIST is owned by its founders Roberto Vivian and Elmar Stimpfl.
post #5 of 20
At the "micro" end...

La Boheme
Bumtribe\R-Idea (manufactured by Duret)
Duret
Line
Movement
Zag
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
What about Blizzard? I thought i remember seeing some "system skis" that had either VIST of Marker bindings on them.

I'm sure there are others, but i cant seem to think of any more.

Later

GREG
I know Blizzard is being repped by the the same guys that are repping Dalbello. I am not sure of the Dalbello/Blizzard relationship past that.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by checkracer
Blizzard should be owned by a new company IQ-Sport GmbH. The majority there has the Stöckl (not Stöckli!) family of Austria and one third Mr. Kaerl Hofstätter, a former Fischer-manager, now CEO.

Fischer is owned (at least over 50%) by the family Fischer (Josef and his sister).

Head is part of HTM (Head, Tyrolia, Mares) owned by Johann Eliasch.

Kneissl was "saved" by a group of formerly five local businessmen (I could find the names somewhere but they are no ski names) but I have heard that this winter there were only two of them left.
(I want to post more in another thread on Kneissl skis.)

Stöckli is still owned by Herr Stöckli (I suppose, he´s always present at the Munich Show)

Afaik, VIST is owned by its founders Roberto Vivian and Elmar Stimpfl.
Checkracer:

Head, along w/ Tyrolia and Mares, is owned by HEAD NV, a public company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They have a listing on the New York Stock Exchange as: HED. It trades @ $2.50 a share as of today.

Johan Eliasch is the chairman and ceo.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Gotama
Checkracer:
Head, along w/ Tyrolia and Mares, is owned by HEAD NV, a public company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They have a listing on the New York Stock Exchange as: HED. It trades @ $2.50 a share as of today.
Johan Eliasch is the chairman and ceo.
Gotama:
Thanks for the precise information. I felt mine was not very precise because such a big company is normally not owned by a private person but it is generally known that JE is the Big Boss there (and a good skier at that ).
Afaik, he´s Swedish living in Britain, his company is based in Netherlands and ski & binding production mainly in Austria, although traditionally Head is so much American. An international mixture indeed!
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gotama
Checkracer:

Head, along w/ Tyrolia and Mares, is owned by HEAD NV, a public company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They have a listing on the New York Stock Exchange as: HED. It trades @ $2.50 a share as of today.

Johan Eliasch is the chairman and ceo.
And apparently owns 45.5% of the outstanding shares.
http://www.head.com/corporate/management_61.php
post #10 of 20
is there any relationship between fischer and volkl? I always thought there was. Maybe it was that their race skis are made in the same factory.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Proneax
is there any relationship between fischer and volkl? I always thought there was. Maybe it was that their race skis are made in the same factory.
I never heard anything like that.
What makes you think so? Any information available?
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Proneax
is there any relationship between fischer and volkl? I always thought there was. Maybe it was that their race skis are made in the same factory.
Not anymore.

During the mid '90's, Völkl outsourced production of it's junior models to Fischer - as many other companies do. Fischer makes just as many skis for other brands as they do for themselves.

This came to an end when Völkl began to solidify the global relationship with Tecnica (which had been in place in the US since 1993.) As mentioned above, Tecnica owns a small part of Elan, in the form of some distributorships. This relationship moved Völkl's Junior skis to Elan.
post #13 of 20
dumb question...but why one company own so many different brands?
eg salomon and atomic, wouldnt they jsut be competing against each other?
post #14 of 20
Or sweeping the market?
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Strider
dumb question...but why one company own so many different brands?
eg salomon and atomic, wouldnt they jsut be competing against each other?
By making/selling multiple brands they seek to reach different demographic groups according to brand loyalty and public perception. A huge aspect of marketing is perception. For instance maybe Salomon is sought after by the the skier-x set, Atomic by those who think of racing and precision, Volant by those who want something exclusive and stylish (or so says their spin, but it's not my reason for liking them), and Dynamic, well they still use the model name VR17 which has been around since the seventies I believe, and is big in France. It's a method of appealing to everyone thereby gaining the biggest pile of money.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
By making/selling multiple brands they seek to reach different demographic groups according to brand loyalty and public perception. A huge aspect of marketing is perception.
I agree. You can access various target groups that way and in various countries. Dynamic is a typical France-oriented brand with loayal customers mostly in France and western Switzerland.
IMO it also depends on how much independence the brands get. The two very independent brands under one owner have for many years been Rossignol a Dynastar. They even "compete" both in alpine racing and on "free" slopes (Bandit vs. Legend). It seems to work.
post #17 of 20
Volkl-tecnica
tyrolia-head
rossignol- look bindings
Atomic, salomon, nordica all aren't owned by anyone
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by skierecs7
Volkl-tecnica
tyrolia-head
rossignol- look bindings
Atomic, salomon, nordica all aren't owned by anyone
:
post #19 of 20
troutman, you've got it. skierecs7 is a few years behind...
post #20 of 20
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Volkl-tecnica
tyrolia-head
rossignol- look bindings
Atomic, salomon, nordica all aren't owned by anyone
Huh? Did someone not read the first part of the thread??? Or any of the news from the last couple of years? :
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