RAMP Sports has begun development and production on three separate OEM orders for the upcoming ‘13/’14 Winter Season. The move, says the company, illustrates the adaptability of RAMP’s patent-pending production methods, as well as highlights the relevance of U.S. ski manufacturing.
OEM orders for winter ‘13/’14 include runs of Bud Light branded skis and snowboards, five models of skis contracted by Midwest-based Iridium Skis, and French company Raid Light has tasked RAMP to make the world’s lightest alpine touring ski. The export to France marks a significant moment in U.S. production and represents a modest reversal in the ski manufacturing trend.
“OEM production has always been part of our strategy,” said Mike Kilchenstein, Founder and CESnow of RAMP Sports. “With our new machinery and efficient production process, it has finally become a reality. Our goal for the ‘13/’14 season was to do 15% of our production in OEM and we’ve met that goal. We are really excited it includes export business with very big growth potential on a state of the art ultralight alpine touring ski.”
With this season’s orders already in place, RAMP has already seen a great deal of interest from several national and international brands for winter ‘14/’15, attracted to their state-of-the-art facility, quality product and industry leading environmental practices, says the company.