Company > Key numbers
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1st
We are the first Polish company that gained ISPO Award Winner
30
countries on five continents which our products are present in
998
Ski racks and boot dryers delivered to our clients in 2016
4745
Days of continuous development - equipping you for 12 years
Company > Mission
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We want to become an authentic and reliable partner for our customers.
We put a great effort in creating ideas and quality that will meet their requirements and needs. We realize that by providing products that are consistent, functional and stand the test of time we support their ski-related businesses and development – regardless of their geographical location.
Meeting the expectations of our international customers requires good qualifications, openness to market changes and flexibility. Every day we learn how to assimilate these crucial features and how to use them in practice in our highly competitive business environment. We do it by improving production processes, methods of business conducting, by seeking better manufacturing solutions, embracing new materials and designs, learning from our previous experiences and taking up new challenges.
This is how we want to become your partner - in whatever mountains or city in the world you need the winter gear storage & drying systems.

In terms of quality there is no compromise. We realize that by delivering durable and functional products we support the businesses of our clients. We aim to become their true and reliable partner.  It is our mission.

Company > Key dates
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2004

24

Oct

The Company established in Ustron

Wojciech Śliwka establishes the QBL company and opens the first ski rental shop in Ustroń, Poland.

2006

19

Oct

First ski racks and dryers exported

QBL initiates cooperation with foreign clients and exports the first ski storage equipment to Neuss, Germany.

30

Oct

First European Union grant gained

QBL gains the first European Union grant for company's production plant development.

2009

01

Feb

First international exhibitions

QBL participates in ISPO Munich and ProWinter Bozen as an exhibitor for the first time.

2010

31

Oct

First ice rink equipped

QBL delivers the first ice-skate racks and dryers to facilities of an open-air ice rink in Gorky Park, Moscow.

2011

21

Nov

First ski depot delivered abroad

QBL provides the ski lockers to a large foreign ski depot in Vista Wellness Hotel, Czech Rep. for the first time.

2014

09

Jan

First ISPO Award Winner

QBL as the first Polish company in history gains prestigious ISPO Award Winner in Rental&Service Equipment category.

30

Jan

First winter sports fairs overseas

QBL shows its range of products overseas for the first time - at SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado.

Company > QBL Advantage
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CONTROL & SYNERGY MAKE THE FLEXIBILITY AND PRICE

QBL is probably the only manufacturer of storage & drying systems for winter sports equipment to oversee every stage of the production process.

The entire production process takes place within the company's own facility and in one location. This allows us to better coordinate and manage every step and enables synergy between various production processes. The greatest advantage is that we can react more efficiently to the non-standard, individual requirements of customers concerning both specific product features and order processing time.

Unlike our competitors we are not reliant on other manufacturers and our prices don't include the usual suppliers' margin for intermediate services, parts or products. This economical approach means greater savings for QBL and our customers benefit from attractive and highly competitive prices over our entire range of storage & drying systems.

MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY MAKE THE QUALITY

Thanks to the availability of an extended production base we have the possibility to manufacture a wide array of different types of steel and plastic elements in practically any shape as well as to develop patterns, models and prototypes.

We achieve high quality through technologically advanced, digitally controlled machinery that is able to complete precision-oriented tasks to the highest standard. It is also crucial that we use only high-grade materials and intermediate products that enable us to produce systems that are extremely durable and resistant to extremes in temperature and humidity.

Most of the elements in our storage systems, including columns, angle brackets, hoods, panels, shelves, rails or hooks, are cut from galvanized or stainless steel. We then use special machinery to transform these cut elements into spatial forms which can then be professionally welded or compressed. We then coat the parts with powder paint to provide surface parts with tough, long-lasting protection from corrosion and the elements.

RESEARCH & EXPERIENCE MAKE THE FUNCTIONALITY

In the working environment, whether in rental shops or ski depots, functionality is key. Our products are designed to store the required amount of equipment or offer the most efficient form of boot drying in the safest and most accessible way. Each piece has been carefully designed to make the most of the clients' space and our racks can all be adjusted to suit various different types and sizes of stored ski or snowboard equipment.

Before QBL products get to the sale stage, they undergo stringent testing, so our partners around the world are assured of quality. In other words, we examine their construction, types of applied materials, size or capacity of racks, or efficiency and energy saving of drying systems. Every year when the winter season is over we start working on the ideas of new products or improvements for the existing ones that would suit even better the customers’ needs, new trends and market requirements.

SIMPLICITY & DESIGN MAKE THE IMPRESSION

The quality of our products is crucial. However, we also understand that each piece we design should have its own unique character and be attractive to its user. QBL strives to create storage racks, depot lockers and boot dryers that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing and universal.

We believe in simplicity in terms of form design and applied materials. Clean, modern product lines are subtle and minimal and perfectly complement the decor and fittings in stylish ski rental shops or ski depot facilities. QBL is the first Polish company to receive an ISPO Award Winner thanks to philosophy of combining exceptional performance with fine design features.

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