Andreas FunkenhauserCEO & Athlete
Dominik DonhauserProject Management
Teresa WimmerMarketing & Controlling
Roman SetzmüllerIT & Web Development
Florian RuhlandCEO Engineering
Christine OverbeckFabrics & Design
Felix WeinkaufIndustrial Engineering
As passionate mountain bikers, colleagues at AFR Engineering GmbH and as friends, we were more and more often faced with a problem which became unacceptable to us on our extensive mountain bike tours in the summer of 2016. The goal was to overcome carrying passages in an easier, more comfortable and, above all, safer way.
Passion for sport meets technical innovation.
Modular system means sustainability!
In our discussions during the development process, we learned about the need for a special backpack in a variety of sports areas. We expanded our vision into a modular backpack system. This approach was also in line with our basic value of sustainability: a backpack for all sporting preferences under the brand OUTENTIC!
We realized: We need reinforcement, the OUTENTIC family had to grow! We were able to inspire five motivated personalities among our friends, working in various professional disciplines, the fashion and product designer Christine Overbeck, the graphic designer Julia Ruhland, the business engineer Felix Weinkauf and the engineer Ludwig Standl. From this point onwards and with ambitious goals in mind, the undertaking "Mountain Bike Backpack" took off and increasingly became a heart project.
In association with experienced experts from the textile industry and marketing professionals, we have created a brand and a product that not only provides us, but also – and above all – our families, friends, and customers with real added value and new possibilities in tour planning.
In the entire development process, from the initial idea to the serial production, we have never lost sight of our values for which we stand as OUTENTIC. We have always been aware of our responsibility towards the environment and our customers. Our products stand for the highest quality and safety down to the smallest detail. TOGETHER, we want to achieve great things, which is not only the claim to ourselves but also a promise, to all who support us on this way!