One brand that has established itself firmly on the eventing map is on trend sports equipment manufacturer Uvex. With top level ambassadors across all disciplines their marketing campaigns, led by PR Maria Wynne in the UK, they have ensured that Uvex is now known by amateur and Pro riders alike. Indeed, Uvex is a worldwide partner top extreme international sporting disciplines and equips a vast number of leading athletes. The company statement ‘protecting people’ is their mission and duty for all.

‘I feel privileged to work with Uvex and the team at Zebra Products and GEMtack in the USA. I previously thought I had known the best but that was before Uvex entered the equestrian market. The strength, depth and technology that they bring to the development of their products, plus their cutting edge, hardcore image is exactly what the sport of equestrianism has been needing for a long time.  This fresh approach is modernising the sport, helping to increase and widen its appeal to the wider audience, which is great news for everyone in the industry. The products are just cool in every sense of the word.’ Said Maria Wynne of Uvex. 

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Uvex Jay Halim

The Uvex group has an impressive portfolio with GmbH & Co. KG uniting three internationally active companies: Uvex safety group, Uvex sports groups (Uvex sports and Alpina) as well as Filtral.

The Uvex group has 42 affiliated companies in 19 countries and the emphasis of the production lies in Germany. Two thirds of the approximate 2.225 staff (FY 2013/14) are employed in Germany.

In January this year Uvex took over the reins at the helm of the historical glove manufacturer Schwenkel. Uvex aims to embrace the history and tradition of the company.  “We want to preserve the brand and we will carry on with the name Schwenkel with the existing product portfolio”, Falk Pewestorf, CEO of the UVEX SPORTS GROUP GmbH & Co. KG explains. “By taking this step we can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the brand Schwenkel together this year.” 

For many years Schwenkel has provided the perfect sport glove for the professional sports person and the ambitious amateur alike.  The use of premium materials and innovations combined with true craftsmanship and rider input, enables the products to continually evolve alongside the ever changing needs of riders, keeping abreast of technical developments.

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The team at EWW will be testing these ground breaking gloves as part of our reviews section. Keep your eyes peeled for our review of the i-perfomance Uvex gloves published soon.

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