- About Us
Thank you for learning a bit more about us.
Whether you are new to kite sports or a seasoned kiter, Flexifoil is perfect for you.
Here's why. A quick history...
In 1972, Ray Merry and Andrew Jones, two graduates from Cambridge University were inventing a wind sculpture. By accident, they had actually invented a power kite. Their invention needed a name and within days, Flexifoil was born. They joined forces with the Van Dort brothers, Mauritz and Theo. Mauritz worked for a Dutch fabric company and Theo was an entrepreneurial investor. With the right team in place, it wasn't long before Flexifoil kites started to appear on fields, beaches and wide open spaces across Europe.
Today, Andrew Jones is still inventing, Ray has his own kite business in the USA and Theo and Mauritz left their legacy to Theo's son Anthony who still heads up the brand today.
In 2012, Flexifoil was the chosen brand to supply kit and support to Sir Richard Branson and his family as they embarked on accomplishing three world records. Sir Richard went on to achieve the world record for the oldest person to cross the English Channel by kite, son Sam became the world record holder for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by kite and many of the Branson family and friends went on to achieve the world record for the most number of people to kitesurf the English Channel.
Throughout time, Flexifoil has grown from a modest British kite company into a global brand with more than half a million kites sold across all continents. Flexifoil believes in making a difference. We stand for value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge.
We strive to achieve this by empowering our team to continually deliver an unbeatable customer experience. At our core we believe business must be a force for good. Kiting is a great way to bring family and friends together. Healthy competition and big smiles are a great result! Each and every kite we produce has had a lot of attention to detail. Product quality and performance are at the foundation of Flexifoil. That is why a kite purchased in 1972 will still fly like a kite purchased today.
We're equally committed to growing the sport by spreading the word and encouraging as many people as possible to join the growing kite community worldwide. We work hard to make our kites the very best in the world. But there's always room for improvement, so your ideas and opinions are essential. The more information you can give us about what's good, bad and ugly about our products, the better they'll become. The better they become, the more people will buy them. The more people buy them, the more fun they will have. Simple, really!
Thank you for choosing Flexifoil.