INTRODUCTION TO NORTHLAND PROFESSIONAL
About us. Who is behind it?
Behind Northland Professional stands an Austrian family business, which since 1973 has been developing and producing high-quality clothing and equipment for mountaineering enthusiasts. Over the years, the demands of our customers have changed. More and more fashionable aspects characterize the outdoor world and today, highly functional clothing has to look really good too. Northland Professional was committed to this development early on and has a successful mix of function and cool sportswear in its sports collections. Also in city & leisure our customer does not want to do without Northland anymore. The collection also shows here - according to our slogan "The Spirit of Sportive Lifestyle" - a world in which function and design harmonize beautifully with each other.
How We Care. Northland and the environment.
Our high-quality down comes from clearly identifiable sources without live plucking. The processing of materials is subject to strict environmental standards in order to protect the environment.History
How it all started. Northland Professional was founded in 1973 by Gerwalt Pichler at the summit of the world's coldest mountain, Mt. McKinley, at an altitude of 6,193 m. He was already born in the cradle of extreme mountain climbing. As a teenager he climbed the wildest and most difficult summit. As an engineer in an international company, he decided at the age of 40 to quit his previous working life and now devote himself more to his great passion, extreme mountaineering. So he organized expeditions to the most beautiful and highest mountains in the world. He was considered a pioneer at the time, because no one had previously organized such trips in the 1960s.
Dissatisfied with the existing equipment, he took care of the procurement for the participants and then began to develop them themselves. The equipment for the Mt. McKinley Expedition was already designed by myself. The milestone was laid Northland was born. The inspiration for the name came from the northern tip of New Zealand - Northland the ideal outdoor paradise for numerous sports: climbing, hiking, sailing, skiing, biking, etc. Gerwalt Pichler visited this country often as a teenager and the enthusiasm for this country has remained until today. Northland Professional is now represented in all over the world in 43 countries as a full service provider in sports and fashion retailing. Shop-in-shop concepts and franchise chains are being implemented worldwide.