Despite being one of the most respected manufacturers in the motorcycle clothing and accessories sector, Held remains a family business made up of passionate bikers, still with its headquarters in the same picturesque Alpine town of Burgberg.
The company is owned and run by Edgar and Erhard Held (sons of the company founder), with their sons and daughter in turn working as part of the 100-strong team based in the family's home town, along with 300 employees involved in manufacturing in Hungary. Held Rider Equipment is available from over 3,000 dealers throughout Germany, Austria, France, Italy and also the UK (where new agents introduce the full collection to British bikers for the first time).
The company also supplies importers in other European countries, Asia, South America and the United States. In Germany, Held is also the official importer for Arlen Ness, Berik, KBC and other big brands. The previous 60 years experience and hard work is distilled into the current collection, which is the most comprehensive on the market. And while Held may be German for 'hero', we know that it is our customers who are the true heroes. For more information on what makes Held Rider Equipment unique, take a look at how we make our gloves.