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Our history

 

Since its creation, Sidas has drawn its force from four essential values: 

Innovation, Passion, Performance and Commitment.

 

Sidas is the ideal partner for all those wanting to offer their customers the best technology, for all foot types, for all sports, all the time.

 
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Key dates

 1975: Creation of Sidas by three ski instructors:


• Loïc DAVID
• Jacques MARTIN
• Gabriel PELLICOT


 

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Their personalities and beliefs positioned Sidas on the booming SKI market, with the development and marketing of a solution to ensure foot comfort while skiing:A footbed moulded to the shape of the foot.
This activity is growing internationally (USA, Japan).

 

1985: Under the initiative of Patrick Boismal, Sidas branched out into a new market : Medical applications


• creation of the PODIATECH trademark
• therapeutic solutions for professional foot specialists (orthotics)

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2003: Transfer of the business to its three executive directors:


• Jean-Pierre Delangle
• François Duvillard
• Thierry Ravillion

 

Their ambition led them to develop a five-year growth plan (+54%), by bringing in new skills, moving into new markets on every continent and creating a new production plant.

Sidas is represented by 4 key values :

 

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Innovation:

 

Rooted in the mind of each person, every day, it is recognised and rewarded.

 

  • ISPO Awards 2013

  • Outdoor award 2011

  • ISPO Awards 2008

  • INPI Prize (National Institute for Innovation)

  • Numerous patents every year

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Passion and performance:

 

It is by combining passion for sport with the competencies of experts, top-level athletes and orthopaedic centres that Sidas is able to succeed in its projects.

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Commitment:

 

Sidas is committed to making a suitable solution accessible to everyone:

  • by passing on its know-how to professionals,

  • by informing the general public and making them aware of the importance and the role the foot plays.