A major fire Tuesday morning devastated the Ukrainian home factory of Europe’s largest ski manufacturer, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports.
Based in Mukachevo, Fischer Sports based 85% of its manufacturing in the western Ukrainian city, local media reports.
“The roof of a one-story building of a production facility with a warehouse (total area of 20,000 square meters) at Mukachevo-based ski factory JSC Tyra caught fire at 02:00 Kylv time on October 12,” an SES press release states. “SES units put out the fire on 9,000 square meters at 04:55 Kylv time.”
Fischer Sports GmbH is a global leader in Nordic skiing and one of the leading brands in Alpine skiing. Global headquarters for Fischer is in Austria where it was founded in 1924.
The company is associated with brand names such as Beskyd, Tysa, Scott, Stockli, Tecno Pro, Hagan, Rossignol, Alpina, Splitkein and Tecno. In 2017, the company’s turnover reached 38 million euros and its net profit amounted to 3.3 million euros.
Fischer Sports provides a quarter of the international ski market, the company website states.