Born in the Swiss Alps
For On, mountains are a source of energy, ideas and innovation. And they also play a decisive role in development: they shape On's technology, products and company ethos. Because moving mountains requires a lot of research, planning, perseverance and dedication. You have to do things the right way; there are no shortcuts. "We are proud that we follow the same approach in our innovations," says On co-founder Olivier Bernhard.
On Mountain Hut
The completely self-sufficient hut at an altitude of 2.500 m
In summer 2019, On built a specially designed and completely self-sufficient hut - at an altitude of 2,500 metres. It could only be reached on foot. The hut was made of sustainable materials that blend into the alpine environment. Solar modules generated electricity and water could be fetched from the nearby spring. At night the stars were the only silent lights and in the morning the summit was within reach.
Beautiful scenery combined with energizing silence - no wonder that the founders of On consider this place their best source of inspiration and built On Mountain Hut there. Whether ideas for future On products will also be created in the mountains?