A story at the foot of Mont Blanc

On arriving in Courmayeur from Chamonix the alpinist feels he’s on the other side of the moon. The Italian and French Alps are part of the same mountain chain yet the two sides appear completely different. Anyone used to the French side will find the other mysterious and unfamiliar, on first sight it seems harsh and wild. This is the home of Grivel.

In 1818 the Grivel family of blacksmiths, with Walser cultural roots, started to transform their production of agricultural tools to satisfy the rather peculiar demands of a new breed of wealthy tourists who, for unfathomable reasons, wanted to climb the mountains!

Today 180 years later, Mont Blanc can still be seen reflected in the windows of Grivel’s headquarters. The company continues in its balancing act between tradition and progress, between forging and aerospace technology, between intuition and R&D.

We’ve achieved all possible certifications: from TUV GS (Sicherheit Geprüft) for product quality to ISO 9001-Vision 2000 for our management system.
On the 12th May 2002, we obtained, a world first in our sector, the ISO 14001 environmental Certification.

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