Posts tagged as pieps

  • BD_20

    Friday, October 2nd 2015

    Black Diamond: struggling to find a buyer?

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Equipment, marketer of snow sports and outdoor equipment, is reportedly having difficulties finding a buyer for the entire Salt Lake City-based group or parts of it. SportsOneSource writes that a journalist publicized, on Thursday, a comment which said that BDE’s outlook was bleak for convincing investors to take on the group as a […]

  • jetforce_callout

    Monday, July 13th 2015

    Black Diamond recalls Jetforce devices

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Inc. has ordered a voluntary recall of Jetforce airbags  for use in avalanche rescue under the brands of Black Diamond, POC and Pieps. The products concerned were sold between Nov. 15 and July 7. They bear the series numbers 4275-5077. The company does not exclude the possibility of the airbag system malfunctioning, although no accidents […]

  • (C) Black Diamond/Kennan Harvey

    Friday, June 5th 2015

    Top exec departures at Black Diamond

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Inc. president Zeena Freeman has resigned from the company on June 3. Hired as the outdoor company’s chief executive in August last year, Freeman resigned a few days after founder Peter Metcalf’s decision to step down from the company’s board. It is expected that Metcalf will return to his role as president and CEO. While Freeman […]

  • (C) BDE - Kladzinski

    Wednesday, March 18th 2015

    Black Diamond is up for new strategic partners

    by Markus Huber

    Black Diamond Equipment, the group behind the BD brand as well as POC and Pieps, is exploring the idea of selling of all these brands. BDE confirmed that it has assigned Rothschild and Baird, a consultancy company,  to look for “strategic alternatives”. Black Diamond said, however, that it does not have a strict time schedule. BDE stock […]

  • Pieps JetforceTour

    Thursday, November 27th 2014

    ISPO AWARD Winner: JetForce Technology – Black Diamond and Pieps are raising the bar

    by Andi Spies

    It looks inconspicuous, like a regular backpack, but it is in fact a backpack with super powers. JetForce is a new, unique technology that has just won the ISPO AWARD 2014: It is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. This means that you can release your airbag over and over again without […]

  • Monday, September 24th 2012

    Black Diamond buys Pieps


    Black Diamond Inc. has agreed to buy Pieps, an Austrian brand of alpine safety equipment, at a price of €8.0 million in cash. The deal also calls for the American company to assume debts worth €2.1 million, and to make extra payments of up to €2.3 million if Pieps reaches specific sales targets by the […]