Polisport’s history began with a bike ride, a big smile on the face, and a homemade production in a garage.
Back in the 80´s, my friends and I used to race for fun, and of course, we were always damaging our bikes and sometimes ourselves.
We liked to have our bikes in good shape, but getting new plastics was, back then, a huge challenge and took more time than we were willing to wait. In one of my summer holidays I got a part-time job so I could earn enough money to buy a bucket of polyester resin. It then cost me the equivalent to 90 euros, but when I managed to earn the money, school had started and the resin had to wait until the Easter holidays.
By the resin was worthless so my only chance was to risk a “mass production” of mudguards and then try to sell them all. The image of 300 hundred mudguards spread all over my garage and garden was priceless.
I got in touch with the stores where I used to buy my plastics, and they were very interested on the products I showed them. The first orders where placed. The business was established.
1978 marked the company’s kickstart building parts for motorcycles. It was with this sort of product that Polisport became an international brand.
In 1988 the first bicycle products came out of the production line. Baby seats came first, with mudguards, water bottles and helmets arriving gradually over the following eight years.
Nowadays, each new project is taken as those memorable bike rides: no matter how much effort it takes, there’s the confidence of ending up with that nice feeling that comes from overcoming a self-challenge.
From the very beginning the company grew by setting high goals and raising them every time.
Along the way Polisport learned, competed, achieved, led and did it all over again a number of times.