Black Diamond to Move Ski Manufacturing In HouseBy Brendan Leonard, Adventure Journal on November 5th, 2012
Black Diamond can’t go more than a few weeks without making another big business move: The company announced it will now produce all its skis under its own roof (though in China). The move means the company will have greater control over production and its brand than it does when it uses contractors to manufacture products. And like so many other brands learn the hard way, in China not having control over your own factory means all innovation is “open source,” whether you like it or not. BD founded Black Diamond Asia in 2006 and employs more than 200 employees in its China facilities. Approximately one-third of proprietary BD products are currently made in-house. Via Outdoor Industry Association.
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