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OAKLAND, CA (November 6, 2018) – HydraPak – a leader in performance hydration products and the largest OEM supplier of reservoirs globally – announced today its acquisition of Polar Bottle®.
Created in 1994 by avid cyclists Robert Heiberger and Judy Amabile, Polar Bottle was the first re-usable water bottle to address heat loss during long rides. With all components sourced near their home in Colorado and utilizing local workers for manufacturing and distribution, Heiberger and Amabile produced an American-made insulated bottle that reduced environmental impact while supporting local and national economies. Almost 25 years later, the company continues to experience global success while maintaining its focus on sustainability, philanthropy, and environmental conversation.
“Robert and Judy had an incredible vision when they created Polar Bottle, bringing new innovation into the hydration market while also committing to a sustainable model of local production and profitable growth globally,” said Matt Lyon, CEO of HydraPak. “Our brands share many common values, and we look forward to building on their legacy.”
Polar Bottle will continue to operate on a standalone basis out of its headquarters in Boulder, CO.
Pushing boundaries to redefine the future of hydration, HydraPak creates innovative solutions that stand up to the harshest environments. Easy-to-use and highly functional, every HydraPak product showcases the technical manufacturing expertise that has distinguished the company for nearly two decades. By offering a better way to hydrate, and continually seeking to refine its offerings, HydraPak has pioneered new product categories and become a trusted partner for dozens of major OEMs. These renowned global brands integrate HydraPak’s proprietary designs and technologies into their hydration products for recreational, athletic and military use.