HIGH QUALITY FROM TRADITION - THE FALKE PHILOSOPHY
Company founder Franz Falke-Rohen earned his money more than 120 years ago as a roofer in the summer and as a knitter at a small farm in winter in the neighbourhood. In this way he received 3.50 Marks a day - and fed his family with eight children. In 1895 he finally went into business for himself with the knowledge he had learned and subsequently gave his knitwear company his name - Falke was born.
Today Falke is family owned by the fourth generation, but many things have changed in more than a century of company tradition. While the assortment was constantly extended and the products became more and more functional, Falke always focused on one thing: the Premium-Strategy, which turns the products into hip Sports- and Lifestyle-Gadgets.
FALKE PRODUCTS - HIGHTECH AND AWARD-WINNING DESIGN
"Don't worry about your socks - Falke will do it for you." This is the motto of the company from Schmallenberg in Sauerland, Germany. Whether with trekking or running, whether with tennis or skiing: Falke promises optimal hold through superior technology. For example with the Falke 4 GRIP, which has a compression zone in the ankle area and small silicone knobs for direct power transmission in the boot. Falke functional clothing is also based on the "Ergonomic Sport System".
This is based on current research results and promises the highest standards for wearing comfort, thermal insulation and breathability for your individual needs. And despite all the technology Falke also keeps an eye on the design: In 2007 Falke was the only textile company to receive the Design Award of Germany. No miracle: the design boss is the internationally renowned Briton James Buckley, who worked for Calvin Klein in New York among other companies before his change to Falke.
AT A GLANCE
- Founding year: 1895
- Founder: Franz Falke-Rohen
- Company headquarters: Schmallenberg in Sauerland
- Number of employees: More than 3000
- Annual turnover: 229 million Euro (2016)
- Website: falke.com
- Sports: Running, Wintersports, Outdoor, Tennis, Training, Bike
GOOD REASONS FOR FALKE
- Multi-functionality: Falke relies on the latest findings in sports science for its products.
- Design: James Buckley, the British chief designer of Falke, enjoys international renown.
- Multi-sports approach: Falke products can be used in many different sports.
SOCKS IN ALL COLOURS AND FUNCTIONS
At Keller Sports we concentrate on the core competence of Falke: Socks and functional underwear. Running, trekking, skiing or tennis: in the Falke Shop products tailored to your individual needs await you - for example through targeted reinforcements in the ankle area for more stability and silicone knobs for more hold in the shoe. For example, hiking experts recommend the TK1 trekking socks made of merino wool. They offer the best heat retention and ideal moisture removal - even on demanding mountain tours.
RUNNING, FALKE IS A MUST-HAVE
Falke sees itself not only as an outstanding full-range supplier of functional sportswear, but is also recognised as such in the world of professional sportsmen and women. Falke socks and functional underwear are a central part of the equipment for professional skiers. Both the German and the Austrian national ski team (Alpine Skiing and Ski Cross) therefore count Falke among their official equipment suppliers.
Professional winter athletes are also closely involved in product development. Thus Falke meets its claim to always serve the individual needs of the athletes with its products. Falke is also the official business and fashion partner of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the German Bundesliga soccer team. The football professionals of the TSG as well as the coach and function team present themselves with public appearances in Premium Fashion of Falke.
DESPITE PRICE PRESSURE NO COMPROMISES
Falke is a 100% Family business in fourth generation. Founded in 1895 by Franz Falke-Rohen in Schmallenberg, Sauerland, it is still managed today by his descendants Franz-Peter and Paul Falke. And the commitment to the Sauerland remains even in times of increasing price pressure. The internationally active enterprise employs more than 3,000 coworkers, half of it works in Germany.