BEHIND THE BRAND
Black Diamond Equipment was started after the bankruptcy of a tiny, 30-year-old company – Chouinard Equipment – in 1989. Since then, Black Diamond Equipment (BD) has grown into a global leader in the outdoor space. BD has expanded from products designed primarily for climbing and backcountry skiing, to cover categories such as apparel, footwear, lighting, trekking, backpacking, and trail running. Design & Development teams remain active users, based out of BD’s Salt Lake City, Utah office. Global fulfillment includes four distribution centers based in China, Europe, the US, and NRI in Canada.
NRI and BD began their relationship in the late 90s. At that time BD was also the North American distributor of Scarpa ski boots and footwear. NRI provided BD with a complete Canadian wholesale order fulfillment solution that included the management of consumer and wholesale returns.