The snowboard company Oxess from the canton of Zurich welcomed a prominent visitor: the Chinese sports minister and president of the National Olympic Committee, Zhongwen Gou, led an eight-member delegation to the company’s premises. The visit was prompted by a large-scale supply contract that will see Oxess supply the equipment for the Chinese women’s and men’s national teams in alpine snowboarding through to 2022.
Oxess manufactures its snowboards and carving skis in accordance with the individual style of its users. For example, user data such as size and weight are taken into account when manufacturing the equipment. Athletes appreciate the improved experience as they don’t have to adapt their racing style to “off rack” material.
According to Oxess, the Chinese sports minister and his delegation were particularly interested in the manufacturing process, one that has made Oxess one of the most successful brands in the Snowboard World Cup. In 2017 in the categories snowboard cross, snowboard alpine and ski aerials, 18 of the 36 medals awarded went to athletes using its equipment – five of which were world championship titles.