Identifying and establishing trends. Kettler has transformed the sports and leisure market with cutting-edge product solutions for over 60 years. Some of them have left an indelible mark on history: Kettler revolutionized the bicycle world with the world's first aluminum bike in 1977, the "Golf" home trainer became Europe's most popular fitness equipment in the 1980s, generations of children and youths grew up with the KETTCAR, and the world's first weatherproof table tennis table stands for trendsetting functionality to this day.
His daughter carries on the innovative business spirit of the company's founder, Heinz Kettler. Dr. Karin Kettler, as owner and managing director of this traditional company, is following this innovative course with the management team. From a tiny enterprise formed in 1949 in the Sauerland town of Ense-Parsit has grown a global corporation.
Routine improvements and innovations are made by close collaboration with leading institutes and firms in the sectors of design, health, and technology, allowing leisure activities to be performed more efficiently and in ways that match individual needs. The brand was named "Most Innovative Brand" at the PLUS X AWARDS, Europe's premier competition for technology, sport, and lifestyle, in 2009 and 2010.