Design and production at Simond



design and production site at the foot of mont blanc


From product managers to engineers and designers, everyone involved in product development at Simond are climbing and mountaineering fans.

That way, they're able to test out the products they design themselves during refining phases, trialling them on countless terrains and in varied environments.

Simond HQ can be found at the foot of Mont Blanc, with a view over the Verte River, Les Drus, and the Aiguilles de Chamonix. The proximity of this unique climbers' playground, combined with our know-how and experience, opens up the possibility of designed extremely technical products that perfectly align with the sports and their fans.

products tested by our team of partner pros

Plus, Simond is a partner of the Mont Blanc Escalade climbing centre, meaning its teams have quick and easy access to test out numerous products.

Finally, Simond works closely with a team of tester partners, mountaineering and climbing professionals who provide their experience in the field and extremely high requirement levels, paired with the daily use of safety equipment. Guide instructors from ENSA are tasked with training future guides and climbing monitors who teach little climbers aged as young as 4, young guides seeking out adventures in the Himalayas or the peaks of the Andes… Team SIMOND has a wealth of different profiles, all venturing in varied environments and all driven by the same passion for climbing or mountaineering.

This bond between climbers and Simond had always led to innovative products that provide exponential increases in ease of use, comfort and performance.

Unique know-how shared by a family

Unique know-how

The Simond production site is located in Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc. It houses machines from the tradition forge, as well as extremely modern, cutting-edge manufacturing machinery. Most importantly of all, it houses all of the men and women with unique know-how, a family that's been growing since 1860.

All this goes towards creating Simond's exceptional-quality products. ISO 9001-certified, we select materials such as stainless steel, aluminium alloy and even titanium in order to guarantee optimal performances for you.

Our metal products are made in Chamonix and assembled by hand in our workshops. Thanks to our teams' know-how and careful work, we're able to control the entire production cycle, from the arrival of materials on site to the final packaging before delivery.

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