History

The story of an
industrial French champion

1907

1907

1907

The first wooden skis were made in Voiron by the carpenter Abel Rossignol.

1956

1956

1956

Laurent Boix-Vives buys the company in order to give an international dimension to the Group.

1967

1967

1967
The Group buys out Dynastar.
1970

1970

1970

Rossignol becomes the world's largest producer of skis.

1989

1989

1989
Rossignol buys out Lange and launches the first Rossignol ski boot.
1994

1994

1994

Rossignol buys out the ski bindings expert: Look.

2005

2005

Laurent Boix-Vives withdraws from the company and Quicksilver buys out the Group.

2009

2009

2009

Quicksilver sells Rossignol to the company Chartreuse & Mont Blanc. Therefore a new managing team takes place led by Bruno Cercley.

2009

2009-10

In order to straighten the company out, an important recovery plan is developed and launched.

2010

2010-11

2010-11

A Taiwanese production line is resettled near Sallanches, in France.

2012

2012

The Sallanches and Artès ski factories are modernised thanks to an investment of 10 million euros. The Group complies with the "Origine France Garantie" certification label.

2014

2014

The Group initiates a new development process. The Norwegian investor Altor becomes one of the major shareholders next to some French shareholders which Bruno Cercley and other members of the managing team are part of.

2015

2015

2015

Sandbridge Capital becomes a shareholder in order to strengthen the strategy of Rossignol Group on the apparel market.

The Group buys out Sport International.

2016

2016

2016

The Group buys Raidlight-Vertical out.

2017

2017

2017
The Group buys Felt Bicycles out.
2018

2018

2018

The Group buys Dale of Norway out.