BROMLEY Technologies is to carry out research and development into Paralympic winter sports after securing a deal with an international sporting body.
The Sheffield business has won a contract to partner the International Skeleton & Bobsleigh Federation (ISBF), based in Switzerland, to design and manufacture the sport’s first generation of Paralympic skeleton sleds. Bromley, located at the AMP Technology Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, has developed and manufactured skeleton bobsleighs for over 12 years.
Team GB 2006 Winter Olympics silver medallist and current Skeleton World Cup Champion, Shelley Rudman and Kristan Bromley, company co-founder and CEO, himself a triple Olympian and ‘triple crown’ winner in 2008, have used Bromley sleds.
Richard Bromley, co-founder and director at Bromley, said: “It’s an exciting time for international skeleton sport as the ISBF begins a journey to realise its vision of expanding into the Paralympic domain. We are delighted that the ISBF has chosen Bromley as a partner to realise the technological side of this vision.
“This is a big challenge and opportunity for us to be part of this pioneering stage. We pride ourselves on developing innovative performance equipment with a strong customer support ethos, and we are looking forward to extending this ethos into the Paralympic sports with the ISBF.”
Bromley now supplies skeleton sleds and runners to athletes from 23 nations. Kristan Bromley said: “We believe our success is down to maintaining a focus on finding a competitive edge through innovation through our products, whilst pursuing a focussed and streamlined business plan.
“The Bromley brand has a growing presence within the action sports world and currently exports over 95 per cent of its business. As a company we’re in the final stages of developing a new snow sport product that will see Bromley enter the mainstream action sport markets.”