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Gore and MONTANE® enter new licensing agreement for GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER®
W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is proud to announce the addition of a new outdoor brand customer: MONTANE®. Based in the North East of England, Montane is a pioneer of lightweight, innovative mountain clothing and equipment. It aspires to produce cutting edge, lightweight, breathable clothing for ambitious athletes who require above all else supreme functionality and reliability. GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® products will be introduced into the Montane range for its Fall/Winter 2016 season onwards.
As part of their partnership, Montane will primarily focus on introducing GORE-TEX® Active and WINDSTOPPER® producttechnologies into its line offerings as it continues to develop apparel that is not only designed for speed and endurance but also protects the user from the elements. “Montane has always pushed the boundaries of innovation to create quality lightweight and breathable clothing. So it goes without saying that we are absolutely delighted to be partnering up with Gore. After all, GORE-TEX® is a world-class brand that is synonymous with innovative, high quality product technologies,” said Jake Doxat, founder of Montane.
Montane products are distributed in more than 40 countries worldwide. “Similarly to Gore, Montane’s philosophy is based on high-quality, long-lasting, high-performing products for outdoor enthusiasts. We believe this is a great cooperation in the light and fast segment and will offer new opportunities for consumers,” said Rick MacDonald, Gore European Sales Leader.
About W.L. Gore & Associates
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Headquartered in the United States, Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. In Europe, Gore started its first business operations only a few years after the Enterprise’s founding in 1958. Gore now has locations – sales offices as well as production facilities – in the key European countries dedicated to serving the markets of all of Gore’s product divisions. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For several years now, Gore has also been voted one of the best workplaces in Europe and has been ranked on top workplace lists in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Sweden. Learn more at gore.com.
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Cynthia Amon, Gore Public Relations
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Montane is a British company that creates premium lightweight and breathable clothing and equipment for mountainous and extreme environments. Founded in 1993, Montane works with leading innovative expeditions to the world’s polar and mountainous regions, supports athletes in climbing, polar exploration and endurance trail running and sponsors the world’s leading ultra distance endurance events. Montane products are sold through leading specialist outdoor and run retailers in over 40 countries around the world.
For more information please visit: www.montane.co.uk.
James Graven, Treehouse Communications
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