Our History

Time Line

1847

Schwechat location of TYROLIA is founded

1910

Pennsylvania Rubber Company (PENN) is founded in Jeannette, PA

1928

TYROLIA produces their first binding

1947

Howard Head develops the first laminated metal ski

1949

MARES Diving Equipment is founded

1950

HEAD Ski COMPANY, INC is founded

1954

DACOR is founded

1955

HEAD Ski become the leading brand sold in the USA and Europe

1971

HEAD becomes the first Ski and Tennis Company to use new manufacturing technology

1987

HEAD diversifies into athletic footwear with the introduction of premium brand Radical Tennis Shoes

1988

Racquet manufacturing is consolidated with the opening of a state-to art plant in Austria

1995

Johan Eliasch acquires HEAD

1996

HEAD acquires Marequipment

1997

HEAD introduces Titanium Tennis, the industry's first racquet to be made of titanium and graphite

1998

HEAD acquires DACOR

1999

HEAD acquires PENN Tennis Balls and BLAX Generics

2000

HEAD introduces the HEAD Intelligence Racquet - Smarter Racquet - Better Game

2001

HEAD Chipsystem is released

2002

HEAD introduces the Intelligence Chip Technology for Skis
HEAD introduces the Intelligence X Technology, the next level of intelligent racquet technology.

2003

HEAD introduces the Intelligence Chip Technology for Snowboards
HEAD introduces the Liquidmetal Technology - Pure Engery - Perfect Power

2004

HEAD introduces the Full Custom System, "The perfect Boot"
HEAD introduces the Protect System - Tennis Ellbow Protection Technology

2005

Liquidmetal is introduced as a new ski technology
HEAD introduces the Flexpoint technology

2006

HEAD introduces Airflow and Metallix Technology
HEAD introduces HEAD tennis ball

2007

HEAD introduces a new Corporate Identity Corporate Identity by January 1st 2007 -
with a newly-designed logo and a new corporate color orange
an entire line of HEAD ski bindings is launched
Aircoat is introduced as a new ski technology
HEAD introduces MicroGel Technology
HEAD introduces full Badminton product line
HEAD introduces Tennis Footwear

2008

HEAD introduces a revolution in ski boots: the new Flex Walking Sole and Auto Ski Walk.
HEAD ski bindings introduce Speedrail and Freeflex Pro.
HEAD introduces CrossBow™ Technology.

2009

HEAD introduces an innovation in skiing: the Torque Turning Technology.
HEAD ski bindings introduce LiteRail.
HEAD ski boots presents the new Vector line featuring Spineflex buckles.
HEAD introduces Teflon® friction reducing polymer technology
HEAD presents YOUTEK™ technology for YOU

2011

HEAD introduces the 2nd generation of the Speed Racquet series featuring Innegra™ technology - Novak Djokovic has a record season and becomes No. 1 with his YouTek IG Speed MP.
HEAD introduces the brand-new YouTek IG Instinct as additional Tour Racquet series - the weapon of choice for new signees Maria Sharapova and Tomas Berdych

2012

HEAD celebrates 25 years of Prestige and Absolute Precision with the introduction of the new YouTek IG Prestige series


Achievements

1960

Jean Claude Killy skies with HEAD Skis

1975

Arthur Ashe wins Wimbledon with a HEAD composite racquet

1992

HEAD equipment wins Olmypic gold medals for Marc Rosset and Patrik Ortlieb

1994

Andre Agassi wins the US Open with a HEAD racquet

1996

with HEAD equipment Patrik Ortlieb wins the Worldcup Downhill Championship
Andre Agassi wins Olympic Gold

1998

Titanium Tennis becomes the world's best selling new racquet technology
with HEAD Ski Andreas Schifferer wins the overall Worldcup Downhill Title

2000

Agassi became only the fith person in history to win all four Grand Slam titles
Agassi wins the Australian Open
Safin wins the US Open

2001

Agassi wins the Australian Open
Kuerten wins the French Open
Ivanisevic wins Wimbledon
Hannes Trinkl wins Ski World Championships, Downhill
Palmer wins British Open

2002

the HEAD Tyrolia Skicross Team is founded
Safin finalist at the Australian Open
Agassi finalist at the US Open

2003

two times bronze for Jon Olsson at the X Games in Aspen
pure HEAD final at the Australian Open, Agassi wins against Schüttler
Palmer wins British Open
Grinham wins British Open

2004

Jon Olssons gets silver (Superpipe) and bronze (Slopestyle) at the X Games in Aspen
Maria Riesch achieved the 3. postition of the Alpin Worldcup
Safin finalist at the Australian Open
Myskina wins French Open
Kuznetsova wins US Open
Palmer wins British Open
Grinham wins British Open

2005

Sarka Zahrobska wins bronze in the Slalom at the World Ski Championships in Santa Caterina (ITA)
Marco Buechel achieves first place in the FIS World Cup Downhill race in Gardena (ITA)
Johann Grugger achieves first place in the FIS World Cup Super G in Gardena (ITA)
Jon Olsson wins the World Superpipe Championships in Park City (USA)
Two times bronze for Jon Olsson at the X Games in Aspen
Marat Safin wins Australian Open
Andre Agassi finalist at the US Open
Natalie Grinham winner at the US Open
Triple gold medal for Natalie Grinham at the Commonwealth Games
Jack Huczek wins National Doubles and Singles Championship
HEAD National Junior Team wins 14 Gold medals at the Junior Olympic Championships

2006

Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Ambrosi Hoffmann and Karen Putzer become part of the HEAD Racing Team
Marco Buechel wins FIS World Cup Downhill race in Lake Louise (CAN)
Maria Riesch wins FIS World Cup Downhill race in Lake Louise (CAN)
Bode Miller achieves first place in the FIS World Cup Downhill race in Beaver Creek (USA)
Bode Miller wins FIS World Cup Super G in Gardena (ITA)
Bode Miller wins the FIS World Cup Super G in Hinterstoder (AUT)
Jon Olsson wins his own “Invitational” in Are (SWE)
Jon Olsson achieves third place at the US Open
Svetlana Kuznetsova finalist at the French Open
Donald Young youngest Tennis ITF Junior World Champion
David Palmer 2nd time Squash World Champion
Rachael Grinham wins US Open
Rocky Carson wins National Doubles and Singles Championships
Jack Huczek wins IRF World Singles Championship
Amy Ruiz wins IRF World Singles Championship

2007

HEAD is the number 1 ski brand in the World Cup speed disciplines
Didier Cuche wins Downhill World Cup
Bode Miller wins Super G World Cup
Sarka Zahrobska celebrates Slalom World Champion Title in Åre (SWE)
Patrick Staudacher celebrates Super G World Champion Title in Åre (SWE)
Didier Cuche celebrates third place in Giant Slalom at the World Championships in Åre (SWE)
Jon Olsson wins US Open (USA)
Ramy Ashour wins Qatar Classic and Kuwait Open
Natalie Grinham wins British Open

2008

HEAD marks its most successful World Cup season ever: 13 victories, 45 podiums and 5 Crystal Globes.
Bode Miller wins Overall World Cup and Super Combined World Cup
Maria Riesch wins Super G and Super Combined World Cup
Didier Cuche wins Downhill World Cup
HEAD celebrates triple victory at the Super G in Kitzbühel (AUT): 1. Marco Büchel, 2. Hermann Maier, 3. Didier Cuche
HEAD celebrates triple victory at the Super G in Val Gardena/Gröden (ITA): 1. Didier Cuche, 2. Bode Miller, 3. Marco Büchel
HEAD celebrates double victories in Kitzbühel (AUT), Kvitfjell (NOR), Wengen (SUI), Bormio (ITA) and Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA)
Jon Olsson wins X-Games (Big Air)
Andy Murray finalist at the US Open
Svetlana Kuznetsova finalist at the US Open
Bernard Tomic youngest Australian Open Junior Champion
Grigor Dimitrov wins Wimbledon and US Open Junior Championships
Ramy Ashour wins Bear Sterns in New York
Badminton Player Zhou Mi World No. 1 in Women’s Singles

2009

Didier Cuche wins Giant Slalom World Cup and becomes Super G World Champion
Maria Riesch wins Slalom World Cup and becomes Slalom World Champion
Sarka Zahrobska celebrates second place in Slalom at the World Championships in Val d’Isère (FRA)
Lizz Görgl celebrates third place in Super Combined at the World Championships in Val d’Isère (FRA)
In the World Cup the HEAD Racing Team counts a total of 10 victories and 40 podiums.
Svetlana Kuznetsova wins the French Open
Robin Soderling finalist at the French Open
Squash Pro Karim Darwish PSA World No. 1
Zhou Mi wins Singapore Open

2010

Ski
HEAD is the most successful brand in alpine disciplines at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver/Whistler: 4x Gold, 1x Silver, 6x Bronze
HEAD is the No. 1 in the women's World Cup celebrating the most successful season: in history: 23 victories, 55 podium spots, 5 small crystal globes and one an Overall World Cup.
Lindsey Vonn dominates the women's competition winning the World Cup crown plus the disclipine World Cups Downhill, Super G and Combination. Furthermore, she wins the Olympic Downhill Gold medal and Super G bronze.
Maria Riesch wins the Slalom and Super G Gold medal and also wins the slalom world cup.
Didier Cuche catches his third downhill globe
Bode Miller wins 3 medals at the Olympic Games: Super Combi Gold, Silver in the Super G, Bronze in Downhill
Lizz Görgl wins 2 bronze medals (Downhill and Giant Slalom)
Sarka Zahrobska wins bronze medal in the Slalom competition
Anja Pärson also wins a bronze medal in the Supercombi

Tennis
Andy Murray reaches the final at the Australian Open
Robin Soderling claims his second appearance at the French Open Final
Tomas Berdych stands in his first Grand Slam Final in Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic reaches the US Open Final
In December, Novak Djokovic claims his first Davis Cup Title with Serbia

2011

Ski
HEAD dominates the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 5 World Champion titles, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.
HEAD becomes the number one brand in the FIS (Alpine) Overall World Cup standings celebrating 22 World Cup wins and 66 podiums.
Maria Riesch wins the Overall World Cup and 2 Bronze medals at the World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Lindsey Vonn captures the crystal globes in Downhill, Super G and Super Combined and further finishes second in the World Championships’ Downhill race.
Didier Cuche celebrates another win in Kitzbühel’s legendary Hahnenkamm-race. He further wins the World Cup titles in Super G and Downhill. It’s his 4th Downhill World Cup title - history in the making.
Ted Ligety proves his Giant Slalom abilities becoming World Champion and World Cup Champion.
Lizz Goergl is the fastest girl in the Alpine World Ski Championships finishing first in Downhill and Super G.
Aksel Lund Svindal becomes Super Combined World Champion.
Anna Fenninger captures the World Champion title in the ladies’ super combined races.
Anja Pärson finishes third in the World Championships’ Super Combined race.

Tennis
Maria Sharapova joins the HEAD Team in January and wins the Masters Tournament in Rome.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray face each other in the Australian Open Final. Novak Djokovic wins and starts an incredible run of 7 tournament wins (41 victories in a row).
Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon and is the new World No. 1
Novak Djokovic also wins the US Open (in total 10 titles in 2011, match record 70-6)
Andy Murray wins 3 tournaments in a row during his Asian Tour including the titles of Bangkok, Tokyo and the Masters 1000 event in Shanghai

2012

Ski
HEAD again is the number one ski brand in the FIS (Alpine) Overall World Cup celebrating 28 World Cup wins and 66 podiums.
Lindsey Vonn wins the Overall World Cup for the fourth time and further captures the small crystal globes in Downhill, Super G and the Combined World Cup.
Aksel Lund Svindal wins the overall Super G standings.
Didier Cuche writes history celebrating his 5th victory in the famous Hahnenkamm-Race of Kitzbühel (AUT).
Living legends Anja Pärson and Didier Cuche end their incredible careers after the season.

Tennis
Novak Djokovic claims the Australian Open title for the third time – his 5th Grand Slam title!
Maria Sharapova wins the French Open and completes the career Grand Slam as the 10th woman in tennis history She also recapture the world no. 1 ranking. For the first time, two HEAD players are on top of the tennis rankings at the same time.