In 2012, it was founded as a subsidiary of KNOLL Feinmechanik GmbH as well as a partner company of MONTANA Sport International AG for Germany. Since then, it has been strengthening the image of the internationally renowned ski service machine expert throughout Germany. Sports retailers and ski service workshops worldwide use the enormously durable systems for reliable ski service as well as ski rental.
Another centerpiece of MONTANA are the climbing skins, with which every ski tour becomes a winter sports experience. Since 1939, MONTANA has been developing high-quality climbing skins, attachments and adhesions, for example the revolutionary FUSIONTEC, the Adrenalin Skins or the Ski Piercing.
According to CEO and co-founder Ralf Seifert, the company's success is due to its high-quality products, state-of-the-art technologies and the commitment and passion of its employees. "It is thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of our colleagues that MONTANA Sport Germany enjoys such a high reputation. We work closely with our customers. It is important to us to respond flexibly to their needs as a reliable partner. The trust and appreciation shown to us make us proud and confirm that our extra efforts pay off. Our customers and their interests are our focus - 10 years ago as well as today and in the future."
Get to know our employees:
Jörn Wulf, Head of Internal Sales
Jörn Wulf, Head of Internal Sales, has been on board since the very first minute. Previously employed at the parent company KNOLL Feinmechanik, he moved to MONTANA Sport Germany in the course of the foundation. Since then, the passionate HSV fan has been "father for everything".
Marc Pecori, Leiter Service
Also with the company from the beginning is Marc Pecori, service manager at MONTANA Sport Germany since 2018. He also comes from the parent company KNOLL, where he was already responsible for the production of ski and snowboard equipment. As an avid skier and cyclist, the family man loves technical innovations and the variety in his field.
Christian Bölter, Service Technician
Christian Bölter was able to turn his hobby into a profession at KNOLL Feinmechanik. With the founding of MONTANA Sport Germany, he took over the organization of the service. In the meantime, the enthusiastic winter sportsman is on the road himself as a service technician and satisfies customers to his heart's content.
Florian Maurer, Sales Manager / Key Account Manager
The best German speed skier over 200 km/h at the Winter Olympics '92 - Florian Maurer - has also turned his hobby into a profession. Since the beginning of MONTANA Sport Germany, he has been on the road in the sales field service. in 2019, he became sales manager and key account manager. Florian loves his family and everything to do with skiing, ski touring and mountain biking. He appreciates varied and challenging work and his colleagues. He is always up for a good espresso.
Kevin Altman, Service Technician
Training and grinding seminars as well as commissioning and maintenance work are among Kevin Altman's main tasks. The then full-time ice hockey player did not actually plan to start at MONTANA in 2014, but has never regretted the move. Most of all, the service technician loves spending time with his family and his heart burns for winter sports. Through his athletic background in ice hockey, the Red Bull Ice-Cross athlete looks after the skate grinding machine division with all the professional teams.
Markus Stöcklin, Purchasing & Internal Sales
Involved from the very beginning, a founding member so to speak, is Markus Stöcklin. He looks after both purchasing and sales in the office. He is happiest when he is in contact with his customers and can fulfill their wishes.
Nick Briem, Service Technician
Trained industrial mechanic Nick Briem began his apprenticeship at MONTANA in 2013. Today, he is on the road as a service technician in Germany. Nick particularly likes the many different types of work. He is also enthusiastic about the working atmosphere and his colleagues. "I just feel good here" he reveals.
Sven Blust, Service Technician
How it came about that Sven Blust switched to service, he can no longer say exactly. Starting at KNOLL as an industrial mechanic, he then worked in special machine construction and assembly. Since 2017, he has been a service technician at MONTANA Sport Germany. The snowboarder is passionate about getting the maximum performance out of our machines.
Raffaela Schlatterer, Indoor Service
Raffaela Schlatterer has been in charge of invoicing service calls since March of this year. She also actively supports the sales department, which means that she is always faced with new, interesting tasks. She likes the varied activities best of all.
Manfred Eckert, Sales Field Service
Always interested in contact with people, Manfred Eckert took a liking to the sporting goods industry at the beginning of the 90s. He had already held various positions here and now wanted to represent the best brand in ski service. In September 2019, he joined MONTANA Sport Germany as a field sales representative. The SV Werder Bremen fan finds balance with his family, his dog and, of course, skiing.
Markus Stapelfeldt, Internal Sales / Head of JETBOND
After his apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician at KNOLL Feinmechanik, Markus Stapelfeldt started at MONTANA Sport Germany in the electrical department / assembly. Since the takeover of the binding setting devices of Wälzholz/Huber, he took care of this area. Equipment assembly, installation, acceptance & service and customer support are his specialty and matter of the heart. In 2015, he switched to internal sales, but continues to be the technical contact for MONTANA binding adjusters worldwide. The snowboarder enjoys his free time with family & friends and good food.
Ralf Seifert, Founder and Managing Director
Ralf Seifert is the founder and managing director of MONTANA Sport Deutschland GmbH. As an authorized signatory at KNOLL Feinmechanik for many years, he seized the opportunity 10 years ago to take charge of looking after customers from Germany. Until then, these had been looked after by MONTANA in Austria.