"Protecting People" is the uvex group's mission statement. This family-owned company, founded in 1926 and based in Fürth, Germany, offers a range of innovative, high-quality products for protecting people: for sport, leisure and at work. The company runs several production facilities in Europe and develops most products at its German facility. Uvex's manufacturing expertise is built on the latest technologies, high safety standards and the tightest quality control. The company has over 2,300 employees and 47 subsidiaries in 20 countries. UVEX WINTER HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG includes the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (uvex sports and Alpina) and Filtral. uvex sports significantly shapes the brand image and focuses on winter sports, cycling and equestrian sports, offering products such as glasses, helmets and gloves. Supporting professional sports, uvex equips over 1000 top athletes.