Welcome to the Völkl Factory

Our parent plant in Straubing, Bavaria is one of the most modern ski-making facilities in the world. This is a place where high tech and craftsmanship dovetail, where innovation and tradition fuse. Uncompromising skis for World Cup skiing are manufactured here - along with fine-tuned premium ski models for recreational skiing. Everything here hinges on the proverbial hundredth of a millimetre that makes the difference between a run-of-the-mill ski and a Völkl ski.

To learn more about how Völkl skis are made subscribe for a tour of our facilities:Werksfuehrung(at)voelkl.de

I'm looking forward to your visit.

Franz Ederer,
Head of Production

Dates 2022

We offer our factory tours from March to September, from Monday to Friday.
Appointments can be made at werksfuehrung(at)voelkl.de .

In case of symptoms of illness we ask you NOT to participate in the factory tour!

 

Notice:
You can download our hygiene concept here as a PDF .

 

Individual tours are possible again! You can download more detailed information as a PDF.
 

Dates:
04.08.2022
01.09.2022
(each at 11:00 a.m.)

 

Virtual Factory Tour

  • Development

    After months of development work, the raw materials for the skis are purchased and warehoused.

  • Graphics

    The in-house graphics department prepares the graphics for printing.
     

  • Printing

    The skis are printed using up to eight color coats in a screen printing process or using digital printing. All processing is handled in-house using cutting-edge machinery. It's also possible to combine the two printing methods! 

  • Woodcore

    Our modern wood milling machine shapes the vertical and horizontal profiles for the woodcores with millimeter precision.

  • Sandwich construction

    Each individual component is positioned in a sandwich construction and moistened with resin…

  • Ski press

    …to be sent to 'bake' in the ski press for 36 minutes at 100° C and 9 bar of pressure. At this point the raw ski is finished. 

  • Shaping line

    The raw ski is given its contours by the CNC milling machines on the shaping lines.

  • Grinding line

    The base runs through the grinder several times until it is store-ready. Diamond-ground edges guarantee top quality. 

  • Pairing

    Another technical process is conducted to measure each ski's flex value. This helps identify suitable pairs of skis with identical values.

  • Mounting of tip caps

    A tip cap is mounted to protect the ski.

  • Final check

    Each ski is run through a start-to-finish visual and technical check before being packaged. Only skis that satisfy this test receive the Made in Germany seal of approval.

  • Development
  • Graphics
  • Printing
  • Woodcore
  • Sandwich construction
  • Ski press
  • Shaping line
  • Grinding line
  • Pairing
  • Mounting of tip caps
  • Final check
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MADE WHERE

WE LIVE AND SKI.

BAVARIA,

GERMANY

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