CREATING DURABLE TRAINING EQUIPMENT TO IMPROVE YOUR CORE SKILLS ACROSS ALL ASPECTS OF SPORT
The incredible success of Hy-Pro over the last decade has transformed the company into the pre-eminent outdoor manufacturer in the UK. Now operating on a worldwide scale with major international customers whose businesses span the globe, Hy-Pro is in a position to build on that success. Yet constantly battling to keep kids active and outside, Hy-Pro’s unyielding service to the outdoor sector has often been against increasingly unhealthy modern trends.
Whilst this mission was initially focussed on licensed product, first from major sports brands and later from the world of character entertainment, Hy-Pro has now begun to expand beyond the licensed niche. Hy-Pro’s Hong Kong office and subsidiary company, Hy-Pro Asia, are taking the business forward in new areas, whilst remaining true to Hy-Pro’s core outdoor philosophy.
As one of the fastest growing international suppliers of OEM products in the Far East, Hy-Pro Asia is boldly leading the Hy-Pro group forward. In the UK, development of Hy-Pro’s brand offering is also continuing apace. With the phenomenal success of the playground craze Street Gliders – a Hy-Pro innovation – more resources are being given over to the development of Hy-Pro’s proprietary brands. Never satisfied with the mundane, all of these new Hy-Pro brands will be laden with original, creative and imaginative intellectual property.
Continued innovation and development of our own IP is a trademark of the Hy-Pro methodology with original product advances constantly being introduced to the market. While this is often developed within our licensed or own brand ranges, the truest expression of Hy-Pro’s uniquely creative approach to the outdoor market can be seen in our own ZINC range of wheeled toys. New for 2010, ZINC features a collection of exciting, original interactive wheeled toys including in-line scooters, tri-scooters and bikes which make real engine sounds at the turn of a key, squirt water from hidden mechanisms or light up and change colour as you step on or off. One even has a working speedometer and records your total mileage. ZINC is expected to exceed even the success of Hy-Pro’s last innovation in wheeled toys: the global playground craze Street Gliders.
Here at Hy-pro, we understand the importance of social and ethical considerations in today’s global market place. Working closely with Sedex, we work to our own social and ethical policy, based on the code of practice developed by the Ethical Trading Initiative. In China we employ our own quality inspectors, giving us control of this vital aspect of the production process. Furthermore, through the independent testing houses, Bureau Veritas and Intertek Testing Services (ITS), we can offer a menu of inspection, testing and certification services, specially tailored to a particular product or requirements. These include a full range of social and ethical audits, up to and including SA8000 certification.
Our processes and procedures are ISO 9001 accredited, and all products we supply guaranteed to be compliant with all mandatory legal and safety requirements, including the RoHS and WEEE directives. All factories we use are fully audited prior to the placement of a first order, and are closely monitored throughout the production process through activities including raw material inspections, during production inspections and of course final random inspection to an industry standard AQL. Our football factory has gained approval from Adidas (SCSA audit). Being only the 2nd in the world to be Adidas approved.