As of July 01, 2011, the Schwan-STtabilo group acquired OrtovoxSportartikel GmbH, headquartered in Taufkirchen, Germany, as part of the “consistent expansion of the Schwan-Stabilo Outdoor division.”

Ortovox manufactures avalanche safety products and manufacturer of expert-designed winter backpacks and functional sports clothing made from Merino wool.

Ortovox will remain an independent company based in Taufkirchen, under the Schwan-Stabilo umbrella. The position of Managing Director is being assumed by Christian Schneidermeier, who has been a key player at Ortovox in his role as Brand Manager for the last three years, who, in cooperation with his team, doubled sales during this period.

Orotovox has subsidiaries in Austria, USA and Canada, and is represented in 30 countries around the world. We are the voice of the mountains and offer our customers premium-quality products that enable people to enjoy safe mountain experiences. We will now be able to strengthen and expand this core brand with a strong parent, commented Schneidermeier.