Our history

a DECADE OF INNOVATION

Since founding the company in 2010, Koroyd has secured several patents, expanded into
various markets, and been commended with awards and industry praise all over the world.

KOROYD WAS FOUNDED

After more than four years of development and testing, Koroyd is ready to be commercialised and Koroyd is founded by John Lloyd.

Patents
First patents granted in USA, Europe and Asia. "Invention 1, 2, 3 and 4."

Koroyd Crumple Zone

2010

NEW PARTNERS, NEW MARKETS

Koroyd partners with multiple leading brands and starts to develop next-generation products. First military contract fulfilled. First 3D formed helmet liner realised.

New market: Military.

Koroyd Full Liner Right

2011

AWARD WINNING INTEGRATIONS

Nitro snowboards launch "The Ultimate", the first lightweight board that does not suffer from increased chatter and lack of responsiveness. Both the Nitro Ultimate and Koroyd technology receive separate ISPO Awards.

New markets: Snowboard, Industrial helmets.

Nitro Ultimate

2012

SMITH LEADS FROM THE FRONT

Smith upgrades the Vantage snow helmet to include Koroyd in the crown, offering improved impact protection and enhanced ventilation.

They follow up by launching the revolutionary Smith Forefront, the first helmet designed entirely around Koroyd. Lighter, thinner, more breathable and with class-leading impact properties, the helmet sets a new benchmark in consumer helmet expectations. 

New markets: Snow helmets, cycle helmet, ski.

Production improvements: 3rd and 4th extrusion line added with increased flexibility and precision.

Smith Forefront

2013

EVOLUTION OF PROTECTION

Koroyd's "Evolution of Protection" range of body protectors are launched. These protectors manage energy in a very different way compared to existing foams and are the lightest, thinnest and most breathable protectors made. They are awarded a design and innovation award and Red Dot by Enduro MTB. 

Head launches the critically acclaimed Joy series of skis featuring Koroyd from tip to tail. Each ski weighs 350gm less than the previous version.

New market: Motorcycle body protection.

Evolution of Protection

2014

SKI INTEGRATIONS AND AUTOMOTIVE ACTION

Salomon launches its second series of skis with Koryoyd built-in, the QST range. Building on their successful first Koroyd integration in the Rocker series, these skis feature Koroyd in the tips and tails for quick pivoting and reduced inertia.

After two years in development, the first Koroyd mass production takes place for the automotive industry.

New markets: Automotive, Paragliding.

Production improvements: New CAM cutting unit installed offering "plug and play" integration solutions.

Patents: Further international patent applications granted "Invention 5".

Salomon QST

2015

HELMET SAFETY GUIDE

​Launch of the Koroyd Helmet Safety Guide, a resource designed to help the public better understand the dangers of old safety standards and what can be done about it.

Endura releases the MT500, an award-winning open face MTB helmet.

New market: Kiteboard.

Capability: Design and development department expanded.

Brain Scans

2016

BETTER PROTECTION FOR THE MOTORCYCLE MARKET

KLIM successfully introduces the first Koroyd featured motorcycle helmet offering enhanced protection compared to existing products.

New market: Motorcycle helmets.

Production improvements: Facility expanded by a further 1,500m2 to support growing demand. 

Patents: International patent applications granted "Invention 7".

KLIM F5 Koroyd

2017

INTRODUCING THE LIGHTEST FULL FACE HELMET IN ITS CLASS

Following the success of the flagship award-winning MT500 which marked the beginning of Koroyd’s partnership with Endura to build better performing head protection, the industry lauded MT500 evolved into a high-performance full-face helmet - the lightest in its class.

Capacity: New hires in various departments to expand our offering.

Education: A new website and new brand guidelines website.

MT500 Full Face Render

2019

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