PINLOCK – “GO FAST, GO SAFE”
Since its inception in 1995, Pinlock has grown to become the market leader in fog-resistant solutions and safety products.
Pinlock develops and supplies its high grade fog resistant insert lenses to world renowned motor helmet brands, such as Shoei, Arai, AGV, Bell, Schuberth, and many more. With its massive success in fog-resistant solutions sector, Pinlock has been expanding deeper into the safety products market.
Pinlock’s full frequency reduction earplugs is its most recent safety product, developed by the company’s research and development team. Pinlock believes in the Power of Passion. In everything it does, it’s mission is to enable passionate enthusiasts to safely enjoy their passion to the maximum level.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Helmet visors have been fogging up as long as we have been riding motorbikes. People have tried everything in all those years from soap suds to potatoes, and even spit, but nothing provided a fully fog-free visor under the different conditions a motorbike rider needed to cope with.
Until Derek Arnold, an importer of motorbike helmets, had a flash of inspiration. His idea consisted of applying the double shield principle. An insert made of moisture-absorbing material was secured to the visor with pins, which ensured an air-tight chamber was created. In combination with the very good moisture-absorbing prosperities of the material used, this “Pinlock” system guaranteed a fogged-up visor was definitely a thing of the past. In addition to the high-quality material of the insert, the pins also ensured consumer convenience. The Pinlock pins can be adjusted and, therefore, ensure that the insert can be installed and replaced easily.
It is not difficult to imagine that Pinlock went through an enormous growth period in the years that followed and it brought about a true revolution in the motorbike market.
Herman de Boer was also appointed as Managing Director of Pinlock Systems B.V., as well as Derek Arnold, to ensure this boom could be properly managed and to ensure that Pinlock could develop further as a company.
This professionalisation was partly responsible for Pinlock Systems B.V. setting up a special division to be able to also serve the police and military markets.
Pinlock’s mission is, like its product, transparent and clear: to continue to innovate with new materials and ideas.