With the acquisition of the Slovakian rope manufacturer ŽILMONT s.r.o., EDELRID is expanding its production capacities in Central and Eastern Europe. The Slovakian rope manufacturer has been part of the EDELRID Group and operating under the name EDELRID Slovakia s.r.o. since October 1, 2023. The Slovakian company was established in 1990 and specializes in the production of ropes and textiles for both climbing and industrial uses. Both parties hope that the transition to the EDELRID Group will create a strong partnership in international markets.
“The addition of the skills and expertise offered by the EDELRID Slovakia team enables us to meet the rising levels of demand and differing requirements in the various markets”, comments Vitus Wuhrer, Managing Director of EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG. “Our new colleagues specialize in braiding and weaving, and we are looking forward to working together to further develop and expand our existing product ranges.”
Bronia Rumanová, Managing Director of EDELRID Slovakia s.r.o., has been with the company for over 20 years. She regards the merger of the two companies as offering major opportunities: “Customers will benefit greatly from the combination of our 25 years and EDELRID’s 160 years of experience. We want to offer the best protective equipment to everyone, whether recreational or industrial climbers, and can now combine our strengths to achieve this.”
EDELRID Slovakia will continue to primarily act as a developer and supplier of textile products for personal protection equipment (PPE). The company focuses on high-quality dynamic and static climbing ropes in line with the latest technology under the own brand name ‘Gilmonte’. EDELRID Slovakia s.r.o. is based in the city of Žilina in northern Slovakia. It employs 35 people on site in the areas of development, administration, and production.