The Ozone difference
THE OZONE TEAM AND PASSION
Ozone is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Kites and Paragliders, created around a dedicated team of passionate riders and pilots that share the same outstanding passion for nature, exciting sports and progress.
Keeping true to our philosophy of creating products that we love to use, we extend that same passion into every aspect of the brand, working hard to innovate not only the products we create but also in our business practice and manufacturing process.
We are proud of what we do and of who we are. Our core mission is to progress our sport through technological innovation, intensive R&D and sustainable business models.
We are passionate, dedicated, experienced professionals.
Our Research and Development team members are more than just designers; they are athletes, competitors and instructors from diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of sports. Bringing together their unique experience and design expertise they are guided by the vision of creating outstanding products.
We are all dedicated Kiters, Paragliders and keen sportsman that are always looking for the next innovation to further fuel our passion! And of course share it with the world through Ozone.
WHO WE ARE IN NEW ZEALAND
We at OZONE are a group of friends that all have one thing in common: we love to kite, foil and fly! These sports have brought us together, they keep us entertained, and it’s the best job that we can imagine doing.
Based in Raglan on the West Coast of New Zealand, our team spend the summer designing our kite and speed wing ranges, with precision being at the forefront at all times.
Ozone New Zealand is our Flagship store, and are the distributors for New Zealand.
WHERE: 9 Bow St Raglan 3225 (Next door to the legendary Raglan Roast and YOT Club)
At the end of the day what matters most is that we want you to enjoy your Kiteboarding, Hydro-foiling, Paragliding, Speed-flying and Paramotoring as much as we do.
THE OZONE DIFFERENCE
Trailblazing from the beginning and setting benchmarks
Our designs, software and version strategy take technology and innovation further than any other brand. Since the development of our very first kite in 2001, Ozone has brought more innovative concepts and industry leading designs to market than any other brand while creating category-defining products that set the standard for all those that follow.
Investing into the future
We believe strongly in investing in tools that allow our team to advance designs with high efficiency and accuracy. We have developed our own proprietary software OzCAD by collaborating with some of the most brilliant minds in the fields of engineering, aerodynamics and software development. The use of performance prediction models generated by this valuable tool provides us unparalleled insight throughout the design process.
Committing to a ‘full life’ product cycle
We have created the Version Concept for all products rather than confining them to model years. Designs are updated to a new version when we believe we have developed a better performing product from the existing design.
We have adopted this approach to avoid confusion in model updates; this also gives our design team time for true innovation. We strive to be transparent in our innovation - this is good news for customers, as the performance of a new version will be an improvement, and the value of the existing version will remain higher for longer.
THE OZONE FACTORY
True quality comes from owning the process from the first stitch to delivery
Our strong commitment to the highest quality begins in our very own factory. Not long after we started, we realized that we needed to be in control of every step of the manufacturing process to ensure the integrity of all our products.
The Ozone factory in Vietnam is a state of the art facility were we employ only the highest trained craftsman whose expertise and attention to detail shine through in every product that is manufactured. Our factory produces exclusively for Ozone Kites, Ozone Paragliders, Ozone Speedwings and Squirrel Wingsuits.
All Ozone products are checked and batch tested throughout the manufacturing process and must pass final checks before they leave the factory. Close contact between our product development teams and production facility ensures that every product is manufactured to spec and is guaranteed to be worthy of the Ozone name.
Ozone is synonymous with quality and the materials that go into each product are based on this factor alone. Ever since our humble beginnings we have carried out constant performance and longevity evaluations of every material and component available to maintain our position at the forefront of durability and performance.
We do not produce in large batches; all products are manufactured to order using our bespoke B2B ordering system. This method of production is unique to the Kitesurf industry, and means there is no extra stock flooding into the market, which can devalue a product at the end of the season.
As a brand we are Inspired by Nature and Driven by the Elements. We thrive on people getting out there and having fun with our products, we couldn't be happier seeing riders on the water, snow or land who share our values and stoke.