Welcome to the World of Völkl!

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: info(ad)voelkl.de.

I'm looking forward to your visit.

Helmut Jakoby,
Head of Production

Factory Tour

  • Development

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

  • Paternoster Elevator

    The paternoster elevator is our intelligent storage system for bases of all widths and thicknesses.

  • 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
  • Paternoster
  • 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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