Black Diamond is a company which, despite its overwhelming success, has not forgotten its roots. This enterprise began with a backyard hammer and anvil in 1957 and has since grown into an international company that has offices on three different continents. Over the last five decades, Black Diamond's innovative gear has set the standards for climbing, skiing and mountaineering equipment. This is partly due to the diligence, desire and dedication of company team and partly the result of each of them being seasoned skiers and climbers themselves.
Modern design and manufacturing processes
The company strives to use the latest technology in all of its gear, which has resulted in its equipment becoming some of the most widely used and widely acclaimed in the world. No effort is spared when it comes to utilising the latest materials, be it the carbon fibre shafts in their alpine trekking poles, their hydro-forming ice tools, or the double faceted reflectors used in their climbing lanterns. The company always aims for eco-friendly manufacturing processes; in 2009, they initiated a process called closed loop anodization in one of its plants, so that 2000 short tonne of wastewater could be reused and recycled.
Black Diamond product ranges
The products made by Black Diamond are aimed at mountain, skiing and climbing sports. Some of their many climbing products include big wall equipment, belay devices, passive and active climbing protection, harnesses, quickdraws, non-locking and locking carabiners, bouldering pads, ice protection, crampons and helmets. They also produce climbing skins, avalanche safety gear, ski packs, gloves, poles, bindings, ski boots and skis, as well as backpacks, trekking poles, lighting and tents.
Each and every product created by Black Diamond undergoes rigorous testing; the company has an in-house quality assurance lab, with a team of engineers whose job it is to perform quality control, stress analysis and batch testing on all of the company's products.