ORIGINS
BORN IN NEW ZEALAND, DESIGNED IN FRANCE



Kiwami triathlon - since 2003.
Fast forward triathlon wear.
First logo.

In 2003 pro triathletes Helene Salomon and Craig Watson hung up thier wesuits, TT bikes and race flats to found Kiwami. Craig the “Kiwi” and Hélène the "amie" (friend in French) know what’s required to make trisuits that perform; Craig was 3rd at the 2001 ITU World Champs, is a former ITU N°1 ranked athlete and represented New Zealand in triathlon at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, while Hélène is multiple French champ and was the first Frenchwoman to win an official IRONMAN® event. Both are still active athletes and are always the first people to test Kiwami’s new products.

The first product created by Kiwami was the emblematic « Amphibian » trisuit, which is still used by numerous pros and national teams, and has been a constant in the past 3 Olympic triathlon events. The Kiwami brand continues to grow through the constant conception of innovating products and renowned customer services. Kiwami offers a complete collection of triathlon race wear, made by triathletes for triathletes. All Kiwami products are designed and refined by Kiwami’s own staff at our headquarters in the south west of France.

COMPANY
HISTORY
SINCE 2003, A CELEBRATION OF SUCCESS

Creation in 2003

Creation of the Kiwami brand name and company by pro triathletes Helene Salomon (France) and Craig Watson (New Zealand)

2004 Athens Olympic Games

First medal for the Amphibian trisuit with Sven Riederer (SUI).

2005 Ironman World Championships, Kona

Peter Reid (CAN) finished at 3rd place in A-Short / K-Singlet combo.

2005 Sartrouville wins the French Grand Prix competition.

Beginning a 10-year collaboration between Kiwami and the world’s best club team in the world.

2007 ITU World Championships in Hamburg

Kiwami race suits win the elite men’s and women’s titles at the ITU World Championships: Daniel Unger (GER) and Vanessa Fernandes (POR).

2008 Pekin Olympic Games

Laura Reback (USA) finishes 4th at the Pekin Olympic Games wearing a Wahina Max swimsuit. More than 30% of the Olympic Games triathletes compete in Kiwami suits.

2008 : Hello North America !

Kiwami opens distribution sites in the USA and Canada.

2009 historic trifecta

The Russian trio of Polyansky, Bryukhankov, Tutukin achieve an historic trifecta at the World Cup wearing the Amphibian 008 suit.

2010 sublime year !

Kiwami opens it’s own sublimation and manufacture site in France.

2012 feel the performance

Kiwami builds a new headquarters incorporating research & developpement, design, manufacture, printing, sales, administration and warehouse units.

2013 Amphibian 008 enters the legend.

Rachel Klaamer (NED) wins the European Triathlon Championship wearing an Amphibian 008 Openback suit.

2014 Kiwami on top of the triathlon world

Kiwami’s new triathlon suit the « Spider WS1 » wins a Gold Award for Best Performance Base Layer product at ISPO Munich, the world’s biggest sports industry trade show.

2014 Guten Tag !

Kiwami opens a distribution site in Germany.

Today

Kiwami outfits more than 350 clubs and teams worldwide with technical, comfortable and stylish triathlon kit.

LEGITIMACY

All Kiwami Triathlon products are developed, tested and validated in race conditions by professional and amateur triathletes before being made available to the public.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

At HQ in southern France, Kiwami has its own sewing, printing and sublimation units. Teammembers of these units are qualified fashion and sports industry specialists whose job is to focus continually on research, development and design. This hub of creativity is an incubator for new Kiwami products. Kiwami’s challenge is to remain one step ahead of the competition.

INNOVATION

At ISPO Munich 2014, Kiwami presented a revolutionary trisuit – the Spider WS1. A jury of international sports industry experts carried out detailed assessments and testing of more than 400 products, and selected the SPIDER WS1 as WINNER of the GOLD AWARD for BEST PERFORMANCE BASE LAYER PRODUCT.
The award is significant recognition for the hard work the Kiwami Team put into designing and developing the SPIDER WS1 to make it the product of reference in the triathlon world.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT