“We are pleased, and are proud to be able to call Innsbruck our home in the future“, said Tim Bantle, who has been in charge of product, sales and marketing for Black Diamond since 2014, and will now be responsible for operating Black Diamond Europe. “We see considerable potential for our brand on the European market. Innsbruck is close to our biggest sales markets, and offers an attractive environment of different mountain and action sport brands, whose offices are located in the region. Moreover, Innsbruck is an internationally well-known mountain sport destinations, and a lively university city offering our employees first-class climbing areas and backcountry access.”
“The European market offers considerable growth potential. In the upcoming years the focus of Black Diamond Europe will be on increasing its market presence and raising its market share in our most important business areas“, Bantle stated in explaining the company’s strategic objectives.
Black Diamond has already built up an important infrastructure in Austria. PIEPS, a sister brand and sub-holding of BD Inc., is headquartered in Lebring near Graz. Parts of the DSS/Warranty teams of Black Diamond operate from Salzburg. A partner producer manufactures skis for the company in the region.