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Am 15. Mai besuchte uns die Klasse 8c der Achental-Realschule Marquartstein. Ziel der Betriebserkundung war es, einen Einblick in ein regional ansässiges und global agierendes Unternehmen vermittelt zu bekommen. Zur Einleitung startete der Tag mit einem Vortrag über die Entstehung und Geschichte der Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG. Hier erfuhr die Klasse von den wichtigsten Ereignissen der Firmengeschichte – von der Gründung im Jahre 2001, der Erweiterung durch Flysurfer Kiteboarding über der Idee vom aufblasbaren Event-Zelt „ X-GLOO“, bis hin zum Umzug nach Marquartstein im Dezember 2012. Danach gab es eine Führung durch das neue Firmengebäude mit einem kurzen Stopp in jeder Abteilung, dabei hatten die Schüler die Chance sich die Büros der verschiedenen Abteilungen anzusehen.
Anschließend gaben die Verantwortlichen von skywalk Paragliders, Flysurfer Kiteboarding und
X-GLOO einen kurzen Einblick in die jeweilige Abteilung. Hier erfuhren die Kids von der Entwicklung und vom Vertrieb eines Produkts. Nach jedem Vortrag gab es eine Fragerunde, dabei konnten die Schüler ihren im Vorfeld ausgearbeiteten Fragenkatalog vervollständigen.
Im Anschluss fand noch eine Führung durch das Lager statt, bei der die Realschüler die wichtigsten logistischen Aufgaben von einem unserer Lagermitarbeiter erklärt bekamen. Außerdem wurden das System und die Sortierung des Lagers erläutert.
Zu guter Letzt besuchten die Schüler die hauseigene Werkstatt. Hier werden die Produkte, ähnlich des TÜV’s, alle 2 Jahre gewartet und gegebenenfalls repariert. Dabei konnten die Schüler selber mitmachen und u. A. die Reißfestigkeit der Leinen eines Gleitschirms testen.
Wir bedanken uns für das entgegengebrachte Interesse und hoffen, einen spannenden Einblick in unser tägliches Arbeitsfeld gegeben zu haben.
Wer weiß, vielleicht sehen wir den ein oder anderen auf Land, Luft und Wasser oder vielleicht sogar als zukünftigen Azubi in unserem Unternehmen wieder.
Europodium showcases the X-GLOO at the international tradeshow of the event branch in Frankfurt
Marquartstein, 13. April 2013 – Europodium, the French X-GLOO distributor, was a recent exhibitor at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt from April 10 – 13, 2013. In the outdoor area, Europodium displayed the inflatable X-GLOO Event Tent in the 6×6 meter module: Equipped with a canopy and including banner, the X-GLOO lightweight tent is a trendy eyecatcher available in sizes 4mx4m, 5mx5m, 6mx6m and 8mx8m. The extensive branding options of the X-GLOO quickly transform the chic igloo-like tent into an attractive marketing tool.
„The X-GLOO simply had to appear at the leading tradeshow worldwide for event technology and services“, said Yann Kreye, Project Director of Europodium. „We are proud to present the tent system here and look forward to winning over even more clients with the perfect functionality and unusual design of this premium tent“.
Thanks to the robust materials, the X-GLOO is the perfect allrounder for any event, indoors or outdoors. The X-GLOO is waterproof, UV-resistant and fulfills the B1/CPAI-84-fire protection norm. Additional plus points of the X-GLOO – the simple setup and light weight. Easily transported by trolley or transport bag, it can be set up in a flash and stands securely on any surface.
By combining multiple X-GLOOs – also of different sizes – event organisers can create a „tent city“ of any size. „This is a terrific option, above all for large events“, according to Everhard Uphoff, Director of Marketing and Sales X-GLOO Germany. „The tents can be connected to one another by zipper, quickly and easily.“
In addition, the X-GLOO tent can be equipped with different side wall elements: Clients can choose between completely closed walls, walls with window or door or even a half wall, and the tent interior has multiple clips for the attachment of an inner partitioning wall.
The X-GLOO product range becomes complete with the X-Relax seating, in the same material and construction as the tent system. The X-Relax is also available in all colors and branding options.
The press release for download in French.
The French tool manufacturer Diager relies on X-GLOO
Marquartstein, March 26, 2013 – Skywalk continues on a successful course in France. Easytent, French X-GLOO distributor, builds on its customer base: the tool manufacturer Diager chose the inflatable X-GLOO Event Tent for the second time! Diager depends on the advantages of the X-GLOO tent system for its marketing- and expo events: a snap to transport and with rapid setup, the trendy X-GLOO is perfectly suited for use indoors and outdoors!
Thanks to robust materials and clever stabilisation system, the X-GLOO is a friend of any weather conditions: anchored easily with the water ballast, the chic allrounder is stable up to 60km/h winds on asphalt or snow. Tent pegs are available for anchoring to sandy surfaces. In addition, this premium tent is waterproof, UV-resistant and fulfills the B1/CPAI-84 fire protection norm.
„Diager is impressed by the flexibility and great branding options of our X-GLOO“ according to Fabien Solignac of Easytent. „As in 2012, Diager chose three 4×4 meter X-GLOOs in the corporate colors of black and yellow, so that the client can combine the new tents with the other X-GLOOs! The personalisation of the X-GLOOs also played a large role: the roof and tubes have been branded with the company logo. This immediately transforms the igloo-like tent into a media-effective marketing tool!“
The X-GLOO is easily expanded by adding elements per zipper, thereby making it possible to build an entire „tent city“ if you wish. „This is an especially good option for large events“, says Everhard Uphoff, Director of Marketing and Sales for X-GLOO Germany. „The tunnel elements even make it possible to combine different sizes of the X-GLOO.“
The X-GLOO lightweight tent is available in sizes 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 8×8. Skywalk additionally offers trendy accessories like printable canopies or the X-Relax seating within the X-GLOO division.
As the company with its three divisions skywalk Paragliders, Flysurfer Kiteboarding and X-Gloo – Creative event Equipment continues to grow, we need more space especially for the departments logistics/warehouse, development and workshop to keep the rate sustainable.
In order to do so, we will move in our new building in Marquartstein right after Christmas.
With more than 2000m² there will be enough space to satisfy customer needs and to improve continually.
Skywalk congratulates its team pilots on yet even more amazing performances in 2012!
Christin Kirst dominated to win the Women’s XC category of the German Championships on her CAYENNE4 and Oliver Teubert, also on his C4, took the win in the Sport Class of the German Championship with a record score!
Some additional results deserve recognition as well, with Hans Walcher and Achim Warbruck taking the 6th and 7th spots and Jo Blum just missing the top ten.
At this time we would like to thank all the pilots who were underway with skywalk paragliders in 2012. The skywalk crew is really proud of you!
The new certification attests to the comprehensive quality orientation of Skywalk with regard to entrepreneurial thinking and practice.
The independent certification center SGS confirms that Skywalk, manufacturer of paragliders, surfkites and event tents, has fulfilled the ISO 9001 norms for an excellent quality management system.
„Our top priority at Skywalk is maintaining customer satisfaction and a consistent level of trust in our products“, says Manfred Kistler, CEO of product development at Skywalk. „With paragliders and surfkites, we are selling products that require the highest possible quality standards. Quality remains at the forefront with regard to our X-GLOO tent system as well: our event tents can be used in- and outdoors and therefore have to stand up to the widest variety of weather conditions imaginable! Thus, quality assurance defines a crucial part of our principles and is an integral part of all of our business processes!“
The trendy lightweight tent from the company skywalk impresses the camera manufacturer GoPro with functionality and design
Grassau, Germany 25.09.2012 – Six X-GLOO event tents were in use at this year’s Mountain Biking World Championships in Leogang/Saalfelden: Erich Grossar, the X-GLOO Austria dealer, recently gained a new client with the camera manufacturer GoPro.
The sponsor of the Mountain Biking World Championships was impressed by the chic design and clever functionality of the modular tent system from Germany: „The X-GLOO is a great allrounder, perfectly suited for use in the mountains as well – the low weight makes it simple to transport and easy setup allows for use at any spot along the race course. “We were impressed that a lightweight tent system could stand on such an uneven surface,“ says Markus Stöckl of GoPro Europa Team. „It was simple to set up even on asphalt– we are impressed with the X-GLOO System!“ (more…)
The VFL Wolfsburg is depending on the sporty-trendy X-GLOO tent for its fan club events
Grassau, Germany 31.08.2012 – After professional guidance by the Cologne-based X-GLOO partner LA CONCEPT GmbH, VFL Wolfsburg decided on the purchase of the elegant X-GLOO Tent manufactured by the company Skywalk. The Bundesliga (German National Football League) team was totally impressed by the sporty design of the lightweight tent and will be using the flexible tent system for its numerous fan projects, in order to create large covered event areas.
The Wolfsburg team chose two X-GLOOs in the sizes 4x4m and one 5x5m tent. Together with the Tunnel Elements, the premium tents can be connected to form a completely branded ‘tent street‘, but the tents can be used alone too, of course. The air-filled supporting legs, roof and side walls were designed according to the football club’s color, a striking tone of green. Printed team logos on the side walls and roof attract attention. This is a special feature of the X-GLOO: it can be completely branded with logos or pictures by screen- or digital printing. Sewn application is also an option – making the X-GLOO a perfect brandable marketing tool! (more…)
A timely event – skywalk now presents the TONKA, a 15m² projectile with certification, constructed specifically to meet the demands of the Red Bull Dolomite Man (08.09.2012). Along with a small surface area, (projected only 14,6 m²) and the correspondingly high trim speed, this wing impresses with a sensationally small pack size and excellent launch performance.
No wonder, since the rigid foil and 3-line concept of the skywalk TONKA stems from the ARRIBA2! Also noteworthy, the certified weight range (EN-D) covers a very wide range of pilots at 65-105 kg.
Despite the small surface area, the TONKA is playfully light in the thermals and rewards pilots with very reactive handling. Pilots searching for a very light, small and quick companion for the mountains, with certification, should stop by their nearest skywalk dealer and take a test drive with this new mini wing from skywalk.
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Grassau , 01.06.2012 – Skywalk continues to expand internationally: with the 8×8 tent, the modular X-GLOO Tent System has surpassed itself!
Topping out at 4,80 meters, the new event tent is considerably higher than the pr eviously largest 6×6 X-GLOO and impresses with a knock-out visual appearance. The covered area of the new premium tent has now increased to 30m², thereby opening up completely new markets and an undreamed of range of use: mobile marketing actions, unusual marketing campaigns, large-scale roadshows, big events or innovative tradeshow presentations indoors or outdoors! (more…)