Golf Monthly recently travelled out to to the Swedish HQ of Galvin Green to go behind the scenes and meet the people that make the high-performance golf apparel brand tick, here are some of the best images from our trip...
Galvin Green – Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
The understated, but cool, Galvin Green HQ building in Växjö, southern Sweden (above)
Colour charts show the evolution of Galvin Green collections
The main figures behind the Galvin Green brand. L-R Christian Nilsson (CEO), Mats Lundqvist (Creative Director) and Tomas Nilsson (Owner)
Gustav Höjelid, Quality & Logistics Manager, oversees Galvin Green’s ever expanding warehouse operation. He’s known by colleagues as ‘Thanks Gustav’ for his ability to cooly manage the huge logistics operation shipping garments around the globe
The warehouse stores over 150,00 items at any one time and ships over 300,000 products a year – all on the day or day after an order is placed
Galvin Green is the official outerwear supplier to the European Ryder cup team and there’s a huge demand for Ryder Cup crested garments
Galvin Green’s roots are firmly in Sweden but the brand is expanding into global markets as far afield as USA and Korea
Per Borgillen, WL Gore Key Account Manager. The Galvin Green, WL Gore relationship has run for over 30 years and has allowed Galvin Green to incorporate cutting edge new technologies such as the C-Knit backer into its garments
Rebecka Nilsson is Galvin Green’s Trade & Retail Manager overseeing crucial business partnerships
Annelie Backgård Ginstman is Product Manager for the growing Ladies’ range
The 2018 Ventil8 shirt collection will feature the widest range of colours and designs Galvin Green has ever produced
The 2018 collections will feature exciting new technologies and designs
A wide range of accessories – from caps to belts – complement each collection
CEO Christian Nilsson has overseen huge growth and the evolution of Galvin Green from niche Scandinavian brand to the leader in high-performance golf apparel
UK & Ireland MD, Greg Pearse, looks after Galvin Green’s number one market
Lead designer Henrik Appleholm works to bring style and function to Galvin Green’s collections
Ian Kapp, Galvin Green’s UK Sales Office Manager co-ordinates the business for a team of seven regional sales agents
UK golf industry stalwart John Collard is CEO of Sports Impact agency who advise Galvin Green on media, PR and marketing activity
Linda Dahlen runs Galvin Green’s claims & returns department. The brand boasts a return rate of just 0.8 percent. She aims to solve all returns cases within 24 hours. Often returned Gore-Tex garments are not leaking, they just haven’t been cared for according to the instructions and a wash and tumble dry reactivates the waterproof protection
Alama Svensson (L) and Fanny Bengtsson (R) are Galvin Green’s busy Cresting Team, producing over 20,000 crested garments a year!
Brand Manager Nicolai Stein has redefined Galvin Green’s strategy since joining the company in 2012
Tom Burlison is UK & Ireland marketing manager and is responsible for looking after Galvin Green’s growing roster of Tour players
Galvin Green’s UK Sales team – L-R David Westwood (Midlands), Dave Rigby (South West), Simon Everitt (Home Counties), Jonathan Gallagher (North West), Stuart Macinnes (Scotland), Richard Tinworth (South East) and Bryan Sewell (North East)
Ola Magnusson, sales manager for south Sweden has been with Galvin Green from day 1
Owner Tomas Nilsson founded Galvin Green in 1990 with a vision to produce golf outwear that performed and looked better than anything else on the market
Brand Manager Nicolai Stein and Charlie Chung from Galvin Green South Korea enjoy a well-earned beer at the party that marks the end of the sales conference. It’s a lively evening where everyone from around the world who works for Galvin Green gets together to have some fun.
CEO, Christian Nilsson, and owner, Tomas Nilsson, (no relation) get into spirit of the post-sales conference party
Richard Tinworth, UK sales agent for the South East, gets into Viking mode at the party!
The stunning Växjö Golf Club where many of the Galvin Green team play their golf and go to test prototype garments
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