Kästle, the Austrian ski manufacturer, has signed an equipment agreement with the German ski federation, DSV, for its cross-country skiing, biathlon, Nordic combined and ski-jumping teams for the next four seasons. The first young talents of DSV’s cross-country ski and biathlon teams have already signed contracts with Kästle. In March 2018, the Austrian ski manufacturer announced the arrival of a new majority shareholder from the Czech Republic, ConsilSport, which owns Sporten, a manufacturing company that produces about 100,000 pairs of alpine and cross-country skis annually. Parts of Kästle’s production has since moved from Austria to the Czech Republic. For the autumn/winter 2020/21 season, Kästle has doubled the range of its products. In addition to cross-country skis, Kästle offers racing skis, performance skis, touring skis, ski poles, roller skis and jump skis. Last January, Kästle hired Markus Meister for the newly created position of international business developer, responsible for product management in the cross-country and ski-jumping segments. He was formerly sales manager and project manager for Powerslide’s Nordic ski collection. At Amer Sports, he worked for two years as category and product manager for Amer’s Nordic ski segment. At Kästle, Meister is now the contact person with the DSV.