Leading fully integrated European manufacturer and distributor of skateboards, surfskates and longboards with 11 owned brands (and 6 licensed)
HLC is the leading European manufacturer and distributor of skateboards, surfskates and longboards.
Founded in 2001 in the Basque Country (Oiartzun) by the Iraola brothers and his father Pedro, HLC is a vertically-integrated player that manufactures and distributes its own brands such as Jart skateboards, YOW (Your Own Wave) surfskates, Long Island longboards, Iron-trucks; and also distributes licensee brands like PLAN B Skateboards, FLIP Skateboards, Sk8mafia, Mosaic Bearings, SOVRN, Jessup Grip tape on a worldwide level.
The company has strong international presence delivering its products in more than 80 countries worldwide (Spain represents only 14% of its sales).
Peninsula acquired a majority stake alongside the founders of the company, in order to pursue international growth as well as entry into new markets, in particular the US.