Kettler (1966 - 2010)
"Kettler (German: Heinz Kettler GmbH & Co. KG) is a German
company based in Ense-Parsit. The company produces bicycles, riding
toys, leisure gear, patio furniture and exercise equipment. They operate
in 60 countries and as of 2003 employ over 3,000 people.
The company was founded by Heinz Kettler in 1949, employing just six people in a small shop located in the attic of a wood processing company. They have operated in the United States since 1981 with USA headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA.
Founded in 1949 in Ense-Parsit, Germany, the company has expanded from Heinz Kettler's hometown throughout the world, although its headquarters is still in Ense-Parsit, and many of their products are still manufactured in Germany. In 2001 KETTLER USA celebrated its 20th year in the United States."