OZONE takes BEST BRAND AWARD 2018
Ozone is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Kites and Paragliders, created around a dedicated team of passionate riders and pilots that share the same outstanding passion for nature, exciting sports and progress.
Keeping true to our philosophy of creating products that we love to use, we extend that same passion into every aspect of the brand, working hard to innovate not only the products we create but also in our business practice and manufacturing process.
We are proud of what we do and of who we are. Our core mission is to progress our sport through technological innovation, intensive R&D and sustainable business models. We are a product led company.
Passionate, dedicated, experienced professionals
Our Research and Development team members are more than just designers; they are athletes, competitors and instructors from diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of sports. Bringing their unique experience and design expertise they are guided by the vision of creating the perfect products.
Our Sales and Marketing team live next to the beach and close to the mountains so they can enjoy every windy day possible. They are dedicated to all kite sports and are constantly looking for the next innovation to further fuel their passion.
We incorporate feedback from fledgling beginners and seasoned pros who love to ride and relentlessly test with us, refining each concept to create products that embody a true passion for sport, life, and nature.
THE 'OZONE FEELING'
We believe you will feel the difference
Our products conjure an experience that is nearly impossible to put into words. Invoking emotion, excitement, exhilaration and joy, the Ozone ‘feeling’ is something that transcends the product itself. Ozone kites and boards provide a sensation unlike any other – a sensation that is wonderfully cohesive, yet novel and surprising every ride. This feeling is what Ozone is known for and we invite you to experience it too.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Trailblazing from the beginning and setting benchmarks
Our designs, software and version strategy take technology and innovation further than any other brand. Since the development of our very first kite in 2001, Ozone has brought more innovative concepts and industry leading designs to market than any other brand and created category-defining products that set the standard for all those that follow.
BESPOKE DESIGN SOFTWARE
Investing into the future
We believe strongly in investing in tools that allow our team to advance designs with high efficiency and accuracy. We have developed our own proprietary software OzCAD by collaborating with some of the most brilliant minds in the fields of engineering, aerodynamics and software development. The use of performance prediction models generated by this valuable tool provides us unparalleled insight throughout the design process.
Ozone is committed to a ‘full life’ product cycle and has adopted the Version Concept to all products rather than confining them to model years. Designs are updated to a new version when we believe we have developed a better performing product from the existing design.
We have adopted this approach to avoid confusion in model updates; this also gives our design team time for true innovation. We strive to be transparent in our innovation - this is good news for customers, as the performance of a new version will be an improvement, and the value of the existing version will remain higher for longer.
True quality comes from owning the process from the first stitch to delivery
Our strong commitment to the highest quality begins in our very own factory. Not long after we started, we realized that we needed to be in control of every step of the manufacturing process to ensure the integrity of all our products.
The Ozone factory in Vietnam is a state of the art facility were we employ only the highest trained craftsman whose expertise and attention to detail shine through in every product that is manufactured. Our factory produces exclusively for Ozone Kites, Ozone Paragliders, Ozone Speedwings and Squirrel Wingsuits.
All Ozone products are checked and batch tested throughout the manufacture process and must pass final checks before they leave the factory. Close contact between our product development teams and production facility ensure that every product is manufactured to spec, has incredibly low warranty returns and is guaranteed to be worthy of the Ozone name.
Ozone is synonymous with quality and the materials that go into each product are based on this factor alone. Ever since our humble beginnings we have carried out constant performance and longevity evaluations of every material and component available to maintain our position at the forefront of durability and performance.
We do not produce in large batches; all products are manufactured to order using our bespoke B2B ordering system. This method of production is unique to the Kitesurf industry, and means there is no extra stock flooding into the market, which can devalue a product at the end of the season.
Our whole team thrives on seeing people getting out there and having fun with our products, we couldn't be happier meeting people on the snow or water who share our same values and are just as inspired by nature and driven by the elements. It's all about adventure and making memories that last a lifetime, see you out there ripping!