History

Creator of climbing walls for the last 32 years

Entre-Prises is a pioneer in the climbing wall industry, designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke solutions in order to bring climbing to everyone, throughout the world.

Our technologies for artificial climbing structures and climbing-related equipment (holds…) cater for every environment, every climber, and every climbing discipline.

Entre-Prises is constantly developing new products and services to meet its customers’ increasingly ambitious requirements.

We work in partnership with many associations, athletes and health professionals, paying particular attention to the ergonomics and performance of our products, and we actively support the development of our sport while respecting people’s rights and protecting the environment.

The world’s leading manufacturer of climbing walls

Thousands of projects completed worldwide since 1985

  • 2017 turnover: 25million euros, 85% outside France
  • 270 employees worldwide
  • Headquarters at Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France
  • 7 sales subsidiaries: France, England, Germany, United States, China, Spain (Top30) and Norway
  • 4 production sites: Spain, England, China and the United States
  • A distributor network in more than 30 countries
  • Member of the Abéo Group – 148million euros worldwide

Management and supervision of a network of three centre concepts

  • Climbat: climbing gym, sport and fitness, 11 centers
  • Clip’ n Climb: recreational climbing for all, children and families, more than 55 centers
  • Dock39 adventure centres: leisure centers, children and adults, 5 centres

A wide range of customers

  • schools
  • town and local authorities
  • clubs and associations
  • private climbing facilities
  • leisure centres
  • safety professionals
  • private businesses
  • private individuals, and more…

International references

  • United States: Movement Denver Climbing+Fitness, Nike World Campus, CommRow Reno
  • Europe: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, 2014 Gijon World Championships, Rocspot Lausanne
  • England: The Boardroom, Ice Factor, Clip ‘n Climb Exeter
  • Asia: National University of Singapore NUS, Racquet Club Bangkok, Dreamplay

Official partner to the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and many other federations

EP in Asia

Created in 2003, EP Asia has exponentially developed its activity into the thriving asian market. Our references across Asia acknowledge the quality of the climbing structures we manufacture in our production site in China and that we install thanks to the expertise of our senior supervisors. Our team has reached more than 60 full time employees, all departments included, and keeps growing everyday.

History of Entre-Prises – a pioneer’s expertise

1985, Entre-Prises is founded, and the first artificial climbing hold created by climber Francois Savigny at Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France

1986, First artificial climbing wall built from wooden panels

1990, Empreinte 3D wall created Empreinte: innovative polyester panels for 3-dimensional walls

1995, Entre-Prises is established in the United Kingdom

1996, Entre-Prises is established in the United States

2000, EPS “Explosion Proof System” safety system invented for climbing holds EPS “Explosion Proof System” pour les prises d’escalade

2000, Freeform: Perfect simulation of rock – A new polyester climbing surface with no visible seams

2001, Entre-Prises Germany opens

2002, Acquisition by the ABEO Group

2003, Entre-Prises China opens

2006, Mozaik : the new construction system using wooden panels enabling 3D wall designs

2011, The modular artificial cave system: Speleo

2011, Takeover of the Spanish company Top30

2012, A new concept in leisure sport, Clip ’n Climb is brought to market – Clip’n Climb the first centre opens in Exeter

2013, Official partner and exclusive supplier of climbing walls to the International Federation of Sport Climbing – IFSC

2015, Acquisition of 50 % of the New Zealand company Clip ’n Climb International

2016, Monkey Space: a modular, innovative training concept