The foundation for Mammut was laid more than 150 years ago when Kasper Tanner started a rope-making shop in Dintikon, Switzerland in 1862. Due to expansion, the then rope shop moved to Lenzburg, not very far away, in 1878. In 1899 the rope mill was roofed by Oskar Tanner, who had taken over the business in the meantime, so that production could now continue during all weather conditions. The rope-making factory grows further and further and in 1911 a patent is filed for a new type of rope braiding machine, in 1918 the factory is further expanded and in 1919 it even goes public.
In 1943 the rope brand Mammut was introduced, this name was to emphasize the strength of the rope. With this new rope, Mammut distinguished itself from other rope producers. Another first takes place in 1952 when the very first glacier nylon rope is produced by Mammut. And in 1958, Mammut is the very first in the world with a core-sheath construction: the Mammut-Everest rope.
The Barryvox VS68 is developed for the Swiss Army in 1968. This avalanche transceiver significantly increases the survival chances of avalanche victims. During the following decades, this avalanche transceiver slowly evolved into the current generation of transceivers: the Barryvox and Barryvox S. Both tested for years as the best in their category.
In 2012, Mammut's range will be expanded to include airbag backpacks, bringing a greater focus on freeriding and touring skiing. Combined with shovels and probes, this makes Mammut a safety brand of choice in winter as well.
The first clothing line with Gore-Tex was introduced in 1978: the Altitude Collection. The 80s and 90s are characterized by the constant expansion and improvement of the clothing, backpacking and climbing collections. In the following years, the brands Ajungilak (2001) and Raichle (2003) are acquired. Two strong brands, both already with a long history, which make Mammut even stronger as a high-quality outdoor brand.
All in all, Mammut is characterized by continuous development and striving for the highest level of quality. Not only in the climbing ropes, but also in the clothing and footwear collections. And although we are rooted in the mountains, we also have a very nice assortment for the hiker, trekker, or other adventurer.
Apart from Mammut's own very high quality standards, they are also committed to protecting the environment and ensuring fair working conditions in their production facilities. Mammut requires their suppliers to implement a code of conduct that includes fair working conditions for their employees. That is why Mammut avoids production facilities in so-called high-risk countries, including Myanmar, Bangladesh and North Korea.
Mammut is also committed to environmental protection. They implement environmental protection measures at the product level, use only fair trade cotton and organic production, and promote the use of recycled materials and strict control of the origin of the down used. Mammut is also involved in #TogetherForGlaciers, a movement that raises awareness of climate change and aims to reduce CO2 emissions and protect glaciers.