A French family from the heart of the Alps, François SALOMON, his wife Jeanne and their son Georges, set up the company in Annecy, Côte St. Maurice.
Salomon launches the first cable binding system. The company rapidly expands and moves to a new factory, in «Annecy la Prairie».
Salomon becomes a world leader in ski bindings. A second factory is opened in Annecy-Le–Vieux (in 1976).
The first alpine and x-country ski boots are marketed in France. Salomon opens its third factory in Serrières.
Salomon starts a new strategic phase with the study of a new ski which will be marketed in 1990.
Four new sites are created between 1986-1988 : MT1, MT2, Rumilly and Chavanod.
Salomon starts to move towards a summer activity and launches a complete range of hiking shoes.
Salomon enters the bicycle world with the acquisition of the French company Mavic, specialised in manufacturing top-of-the-range cycle accessories.
Salomon develops its winter
sports offer by launching a complete range of Snowboard equipment (board, bindings, boots) and a new gliding activity: Snowblade ®. For a better understanding of the snowboard culture,
Salomon buys Bonfire, a brand specialised in snowboard apparel.At the same time, Salomon reinforces its “summer” position with a complete range of inline skates for the
“fitness” segment, followed by a “street” line in 1998.Salomon joins adidas in order to form the new adidas-Salomon group, European sports leader and number 2
The Salomon brand defines its territory «Freedom, Action, Sports».
Salomon continues its diversification in skis offering Freeride and Freestyle skis.
A boot/ski/snoeshow and iceskate package is offered to « nordic » enthusiasts in order to allow them to practice their sport in extreme X-Adventure Winter conditions.Salomon
enters the technical apparel market with a very creative line already awarded with the French « design star ».
Salomon continues its diversification in the Freedom Action Sports territory through the purchase of Cliché , a strong brand on the hardcore Skateboard market
as well as Arc’teryx, the Canadian outdoor specialist .
In May 2002, the conception and development teams for apparel who had been working in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Since
1996 Salomon came to Annecy. It joined the teams for footwear, alpine, nordic, ILS and snowboard, who were already in place at the ANNECY DESIGN CENTER, France.
Salomon is now a «three-dimensional» structure :
- an «equipment» dimension with technical products under the Salomon brand,
- a «soft goods» dimension with shoes, apparel and accessories under the Salomon, Bonfire, Cliché and Arc’teryx brands,
- a cycle components dimension under the Mavicbrand.