Sports equipment manufacturer uvex sports and French horse riding brand Horse Pilot have announced a distribution partnership. As such, products from both companies will be distributed together on the French market. The partnership was agreed at the spoga horse trade show and starts from 01 September 2022.
“The beginning of a successful partnership – together for innovative protection and style in France!”
“The beginning of a successful partnership – together for innovative protection and style in France!” This is how the two performance-orientated horse riding brands uvex sports and Horse Pilot describe their strategic partnership for the French market. From 01 September 2022, Horse Pilot will be exclusive distribution partner for uvex equestrian in France. Horse Pilot will distribute all uvex riding helmets, sports eyewear and riding gloves on all riding sales channels – together with its own technical riding clothing and athletic gear.
The decision to enter into partnership was informed by the common denominators in both companies shared brand philosophy – safety and innovation. Both brands are committed to producing intelligent and long-lasting products that offer riders best possible support and protection in all disciplines. And both deploy innovative technologies and develop their products in close cooperation with internationally successful equestrian athletes in their athlete teams. Furthermore, both brands share a similar conviction: they are working for the future of horse riding.
The partnership was concluded at the trade show in Cologne
Michael Winter, Managing Partner of the uvex group, welcomed the new partner at the end of July at Spoga horse by commenting:
“In accordance with our motto ‘protecting people’, we make high-quality protective equipment that horse riders can rely on at all times. In Horse Pilot, we have found the perfect partner for the French market.”
At Spoga horse in Cologne, the partnership was then directly sealed by Michael Winter (Managing Partner uvex group), Christophe Weissenberger (CEO uvex sports) and Patrick Schmollinger (Director Global Sales uvex sports) as well as Aurélien GUILLON and Simon Dewavrin (Co-Founders of Horse Pilot).
About the uvex group
The uvex group brings together four companies under one roof: the Uvex safety group, the Uvex sports group (uvex sports and ALPINA), the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta) and Protecting People GmbH for the B2C business. The Uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 49 subsidiaries but opts to locate most of its manufacturing in Germany. Sixty per cent of the company’s roughly 3,000-strong workforce (as per fiscal 2020/2021) are employed in Germany.
As an outfitter for numerous top athletes, uvex acts as a global partner for international competitive sports. It views its mission statement of “protecting people” as its mandate and duty. To this end, the uvex group develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, sport and leisure.