25 years of innovation. 25 years of passion. 25 years of celebrating gravity. 25 years of AUSTRIALPIN. Just wow! A lot has changed over all these years. This year we are looking back to our development, full of pride and joy – from the very first step up to who we are today: a company from Stubaital valley, rich in tradition, with the highest claim to research and development as well as a focus on sustainability, paired with an endless enthusiasm for our work. For 25 years our experts have been developing, producing, and testing the safest high-quality products for mountain sports, air sports, work safety and the tactical field – with precision, technical know-how and a hundred percent dedication. And all this here in Austria. 25 years of quality. 25 years of made in Austria. 25 years of AUSTRIALPIN. That’s how we have always been, that’s how we are today and that’s how we want to stay in the future. This is what we stand for.
To start from the very beginning, we need to go back in time a little further. The history of the Stubaital valley starts very early, namely already in the Middle Ages, and is characterized by a long tradition of mining. The oldest records go back to the 15th century, already back then the first blacksmiths existed in Fulpmes. Besides the development of tourism, especially mountain sports tourism, metal processing has remained an important economic pillar for the Stubaital valley over the upcoming centuries. Numerous improvements concerning infrastructure as well as the foundation of the technical college for metal processing in Fulpmes in the 20. century should provide for future international competitiveness – with success! Up until now the Stubaital valley looks back to a long tradition local companies such as AUSTRIALPIN proudly identify with today.
1996 was the big year: Four ambitioned, family-led handicraft businesses united and founded AUSTRIALPIN Ltd for the distribution of products for mountain sports, air sports and work safety to offer the articles – which were already distributed successfully but under a different name – on an international basis and under their own brand. The foundation of their own company made it possible to work independently without external demands and to live up to the highest quality standards. The success story of AUSTRIALPIN thereby began with the development of the COBRA® buckle, the – up until now – strongest and safest buckle in the world. Today the company from Stubaital valley employs approximately 110 employees in production and sales. Locality is the highest priority – until today, 98% of all articles are still produced in Fulpmes.