History

Creator of climbing walls for the last 30 years

Entre-Prises (EP) is part of ABEO Group and a pioneer in the climbing structure industry, designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke solutions to develop the sport of climbing throughout the world.

From teaching walls to complex structures for international competitions, EP solutions are suitable for climbers of all standards.

EP acts as a true local partner: the customisable services available include artificial climbing structures, holds and accessories together with maintenance, training and route-setting services, providing comprehensive support for customers with their projects.

As a partner to the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing), EP is committed to playing an active role in developing climbing for all.

The world’s leading manufacturer of climbing walls

Thousands of projects completed worldwide since 1985

2015 turnover: €25m. 85% outside France. 270 employees worldwide

Headquarters at Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France

  • 7 sales subsidiaries: France, England, Germany, United States, China, Spain (Top30) and
  • Norway
  • 4 production sites: Spain (ISO9001 certified), England, China and the United States
  • A distributor network in more than 30 countries

Management and supervision of a network of three centre concepts

  • Climbat: climbing gym. Sport and fitness. 11 centres
  • Clip’ n Climb: recreational climbing for all. Children and families. More than 55 centres
  • Dock39 adventure centres: leisure centres. Children and families. 5 centres

A wide range of customers: schools, town and local authorities, clubs and associations, private climbing facilities, leisure centres, safety professionals, private businesses, private individuals, and more.

Member of the Abéo Group – €148m worldwide

International references:

  • United States: Movement Denver Climbing+Fitness, Nike World Campus, CommRow Reno
  • Europe: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, 2014 Gijon World Championships, Rocspot Lausanne
  • England: The Boardroom, Ice Factor, Clip ‘n Climb Exeter
  • Asia: National University of Singapore NUS, Racquet Club Bangkok, Dreamplay

Official partner to the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and many other federations

(France, England, Spain, China, United States)

History of Entre-Prises – a pioneer’s expertise

1985 Entre-Prises is founded, and the first artificial climbing hold created by climber François Savigny at Saint Vincent de Mercuze, France

1986First artificial climbing wall built from wooden panels

1990 Empreinte 3D wall createdEmpreinte: innovative polyester panels for 3-dimensional walls

1995 Entre-Prises is established in the United Kingdom

1996 Entre-Prises is established in the United States

2000 EPS “Explosion Proof System” safety system invented for climbing holds EPS “Explosion Proof System” pour les prises d’escalade

2000 Freeform: Perfect simulation of rock – A new polyester climbing surface with no visible seams

2001 Entre-Prises Germany opens

2002 Acquisition by the ABEO Group

2003 Entre-Prises China opens

2006 Mosaik : the new construction system using wooden panels enabling 3D wall designs

2011 The modular artificial cave system: Speleo

2011 Takeover of the Spanish company Top30

2012 A new concept in leisure sport, Clip ’n Climb is brought to market – Clip’n Climb the first centre opens in Exeter

2013 Official partner and exclusive supplier of climbing walls to the International Federation of Sport Climbing – IFSC

2015 Acquisition of 50 % of the New Zealand company Clip ’n Climb International

2016 Monkey Space: a modular, innovative training concept