Where: Nelson, BC
Year Established: 1992
Owner: Kaj Gyr
We specialize in sports equipment design and housewares innovations.
Give us a brief description of your manufacturing processes and philosophy.
We endeavor to increase flow and efficiency in everything we design, thus enhancing ones’ experience. Although we have licensed various products to other companies in the past, we are now fully committed to making everything here in BC.
How many employees and/or contractors do you work with?
We work with four sub-contractors.
What brought you to the Kootenays and how long have you been here?
We moved from Portland, Oregon 18 tears ago. Typical story: we love the place.
Tell us about the history and relative work experience of your founder(s).
I was an R.N. For 10 years before doing product design. Design has been an abiding interest throughout my life, but I only started taking it seriously in my thirties. Marketing, on the other hand, has taken more effort, as I don’t have the same enthusiasm for it.
Describe the mission, vision, goals, and aspirations of your company.
To design and manufacture game-changing products with a soul, right here in BC. Also, to promote outdoor experiences for all age groups and abilities.