For over 120 years, Schildkröt has been a symbol of innovation, unparalleled quality, and reliability in the market. The traditional German brand began its journey by developing specific production methods for dolls and table tennis balls. Since then, the brand has gained significant recognition, becoming a household name in the industry.
The name Schildkröt, meaning "turtle" in German, epitomizes the brand's values of perseverance and longevity. Schildkröt delivers a diverse range of world-class products that cater to the different preferences and age groups of its customers, including table tennis balls and tables, outdoor games, fitness equipment, among others.
In the early 80s, Schildkröt's product range was divided into dolls, toys, and table tennis and was taken over by different companies. In 1984, the brand was acquired by the current owner family, who took over the table tennis and sporting goods sector. Since then, the brand has experienced rapid growth and development, quickly becoming a market leader in Central Europe.
With a rich history spanning over a century, Schildkröt has earned a reputation as a trustworthy and dependable brand that has stood the test of time. With a commitment to quality and a legacy of excellence, Schildkröt is a brand that continues to delight and inspire both children and adults alike.
As a result of the positioning of the brand on the threshold between sports (table tennis) and toys (dolls), the logical consequence was the move from table tennis to fun sports. Schildkröt‘s comprehensive, visually appealing product range of recreational and leisure items include outdoor games such as flying discs, beach volleyballs and badminton sets, as well diving items, neoprene beach items, rackets, kites, swings and classical garden games.
Schildkröt fun sport products are designed for individuals to enjoy their leisure time, engage in group and/or social activities, and improve their physical fitness. Schildkröt fun sports products are available for different age groups and skill levels, making them suitable for families, friends, and individuals and can be found in sports shops, toy stores, lifestyle platforms and department stores.
Since 2013, Schildkröt has offered a wide range of small fitness equipment for use at home or on the go. The brand has quickly established itself in the fitness sector due to its high level of awareness and commitment to providing high-quality and thoughtfully designed products. Schildkröt was named „Best Manufacturer of the Year“ in the „Fitness“ category in Germany (SAZ) for four consecutive years.
In 2020, Arnd Peiffer, one of the most outstanding German biathletes of all time, became brand ambassador for Schildkröt. Arnd is not only the face of the Schildkröt fitness range, but also appears online in dozens of videos giving exercise and training tips for almost all Schildkröt fitness articles.
Sustainability is also a priority for Schildkröt: All previously used blister packs have been consistently replaced by cardboard packaging, eliminating plastic from the current fitness packaging concept. Additionally, more and more products are being produced locally in Germany and/or in Europe and included in the collection.
In 2018, Schildkröt added an exciting new chapter to their story with the introduction of their Fun Wheels collection. This collection offers a great variety of high-quality city scooters, stunt scooters, skateboards, longboards and waveboards in trendy designs for all ages and abilities. As always, Schildkröt has stayed true to the their motto of indestructibility, durability and resilience by providing top quality products at an unbeatable value.
All components and materials used in the construction of these products have been carefully chosen to ensure maximum performance while remaining safe, reliable and stylish. From decks, trucks, wheels, to bearings and grip tapes, Schildkröt has made sure that all components are of the highest quality and best suited for each riding style.