ION is a brand run by passionate people, whose first love was watersports. Launched back in 2004, we initially focused on wetsuits & neoprene products for the international surf, kite and wakeboard scene. ION's unique combination of high quality products wrapped in a progressive style and design found fans all over the world. Since 2013 we are taking the same approach to the slopes – because our second, big love has always been mountain biking.
In the end, we just love to shred. No matter what kind of board or bike we ride. This mindset is reflected in our brand philosophy: ION is about challenging yourself, experiencing nature and feeling the force of gravity. Therefore we develop gear that is not only smart and innovative, but also transforms our passion into a unique design.
...and to be honest, we just create bike stuff to spend our work time riding.
As a forward-thinking company, we believe working from home gives our employees new opportunities and the flexibility to spend more time with their families rather than wasting time every day commuting to the office. This is why, employees living further away from the office have one fixed day per week on which they are free to work from home.
As a measure of health precaution we are currently extending this measure to multiple days available to everyone.
Free for Kiting and Biking
Once in a while, conditions are just too god not to make the most of them. Meetings can be resumed and work can be caught up on. But whenever there is wind is on at the local lakes or the trails are calling our employees are free to get together and enjoy their session. The importance of team building is highly valued which is why we are flexible about giving time off.
At the end of the day we develop gear that expresses our passion and...to be honest, we just create the best possible stuff to have the most fun out on the water or trails.
We are pioneers and passionates.
Flexible Office Location
The area around our main office in Munich is not exactly a water sports hotspot. So we have devised a way to give our employees more days out on the water each year. Everybody has the chance to work remotely from a kitesurfing hotspot for two weeks per year. Of course this also applies to other watersports & mountainbike spots.
A session during lunch break sounds like a fair balance, right?
FREE GEAR FOR EMPLOYEES
Lots of people dream about being able to combine work and leisure activities. We support our employees with the latest kite gear on the market so they can get the most out of their kite sessions. This allows our employees to test and bring in their first-hand feedback. Another reason why we only make stuff that we like.
At Boards&More, we believe sustainability starts at home. The first step involves the people who show up every day to our main offices in Munich, Germany, which is why we decided to invest in them. By teaming up with JobRad, Boards&More offers every employee the opportunity to lease a bike, which they can use to commute to work, get around town, or for whatever other activity they want. Lots of our employees have taken advantage of this scheme and now get their exercise on their way to and from work. Not to mention lowering emissions by leaving their cars at home.
Developing our employees is very important to us, so every employee has access to further training in appropriate fields of activity.