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.
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After months of development work, the raw materials for the skis are purchased and warehoused.
The paternoster elevator is our intelligent storage system for bases of all widths and thicknesses.
The in-house graphics department prepares the graphics for 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!
Our modern wood milling machine shapes the vertical and horizontal profiles for the woodcores with millimeter precision.
Each individual component is positioned in a sandwich construction and moistened with resin…
…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.
The raw ski is given its contours by the CNC milling machines on the shaping lines.
The base runs through the grinder several times until it is store-ready. Diamond-ground edges guarantee top quality.
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.
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.
- Sandwich construction
- Ski press
- Shaping line
- Grinding line
- Mounting of tip caps
- Final check