Kalas and Vorteq partner to produce world class skinsuits.

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Kalas Sportswear, the official kit supplier to Alpecin-Deceuninck and the Great Britain Cycling Team and partner of Cycling Time Trials are excited to reveal their partnership with advanced technology brand Vorteq. The long-term collaboration between the Czech custom cycle wear specialists and the Silverstone-based aero experts will see the creation of a new class of world leading aerodynamic skinsuits under the “Kalas-Vorteq” research and development partnership.

Kalas Director, Josef Filip said “Performance and innovation are at the heart of everything we strive for at Kalas. Our commitment to our partners delivers the best available support to enable them to achieve World Tour victories and gold medals. Vorteq have a proven track record of delivering super-fast custom-fit skinsuits ensuring athletes reach their peak performance in the world’s biggest events. This special combination of their unique aero expertise and our own state-of-the-art production facility means we can together create a new collection of world class aero kits”.

Vorteq Director Rob Lewis said “For several years now we have delivered elite performance custom-fit skinsuits for athletes. Kalas now have access to our patented technology, unique methodology and our world-renowned Silverstone facility to test new fabrics and develop new products. Together we plan to launch a series of new best-in-class products.”

Kalas Head of Development, František Klouček said “This partnership with Vorteq has propelled us both immediately to the forefront of skinsuit technology. The quality and volume of data we have been able to analyse together is exceptional. We have already used this data to find considerable gains for our customers, including Alpecin-Deceuninck, who are currently benefitting from this partnership with time in the Silverstone wind tunnel where we are optimising their skinsuits for the Tour de France. We have the multiple data sets from our own garments and from the tests we have done with our competitor equipment, so we are confident in our claims when we say we have already delivered world class products for our customers, with much more to come in future.”



About Kalas Sportswear

In recent years, Kalas have grown to become one of the world’s leading cycle wear brands. Our ‘no shortcuts’ philosophy ensures we explore every opportunity to make your ride better through delivering new levels of comfort and performance.

We were born from a passion for cycling when our founder Čestmír Kalaš, a successful Czechoslovak bike racer and coach, committed to support his local cycling club by making and selling cycle wear. Thirty years later, we remain a family-owned business, rooted in our local community where we employ over 250 people. Our ethic of striving to support our customers and partners remains as strong and true as ever.

From our state-of-the-art production facility, built in our hometown of Tábor, Czech Republic, we are proud to work with some of the most successful teams in the world. We have stood together on the top step of the podium with the Great Britain Cycling Team and Alpecin-Fenix. In our product development we partner with world-leading experts Vorteq to ensure we deliver innovative products based on genuine data analysis and insight. We help our customers and partners realise their ambitions.

As well as having a growing number of stock collections, we specialise in the fast turnaround of made-to-order custom production. From a low minimum order quantity of just five items in your own unique design, up to full scale white label manufacture for other well-known brands. Our delivery times are industry leading because we own and control our manufacturing process in Europe.

Sustainability is built into our processes. Our all-under-one-roof philosophy already ensures a low carbon footprint. Our modern equipment is energy efficient and minimises waste. We recycle the rest. Our printing process is eco-friendly and our approach to creating timeless products in classic designs is the opposite of fast fashion.

We cater for men, women, and kids of all abilities. Whether you are an Olympian striving for gold, or a kid first discovering the unrivalled freedom of riding a bike, Kalas has something for you. Kalas. Your Ride. Made Better.

About Vorteq Sports

Vorteq Sports are a research and development business based in Silverstone, UK, working at the cutting edge of sports engineering.

For further information, please contact:

Kalas Sportswear

Vorteq Sports

Trevor Gornall
Marketing & Communications

Chris Beck
Head of Business Development

Mobile: +44 (0) 7736 445 227

Mobile: +44 (0) 7533 354 354

E-mail: trevor.gornall@kalas.cc

Email: cbeck@vorteqsports.co.uk  

Website: www.kalas.cc

Website: www.vorteqsports.co.uk