The CLIMBING & SPORTAINMENT division
Pioneer in the Artificial Climbing Structures (ASC) industry and world leader in its field, EP (formerly ENTRE-PRISES) offers tailor-made and turnkey solutions in the field of indoor climbing, worldwide.
Its mission: making climbing and its values accessible to all
From inventing the first artificial climbing wall to reaching the rank of industry pioneer, EP draws on over 35 years of experience and its level of expertise is unmatched. Every solution is designed and installed in strict compliance with current safety standards (EN 12572) by teams that are highly qualified in installation and safety inspection. EP offers durable climbing surfaces, wear and marking resistant, and have a pleasant texture.
A long-term partner to the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)
EP is seen as a pioneer in the relatively new Artificial Climbing Structures (ACS) market. Its active participation in the development of the discipline, with partnerships with the IFSC and high-profile national federations and a strong international presence, allowed the company to obtain a recognized and undisputed image of leader, consecrated in 2021 by its selection to manufacture and install the climbing walls of the Tokyo Olympic Games when this sport first becomes Olympic.
An international presence
EP operates worldwide through its European, UK, American and Chinese subsidiaries, its four production sites, and an extensive network of distributors. As today, EP achieves 80% its turnover outside France. With nearly 7,000 projects to its credit, EP has accumulated numerous references on all continents.
A scope of activity that has expanded in recent years
By acquiring CLIP'N CLIMB, EP opened up to the leisure industry. Building on the success the concept has worldwide, growing from around fifty leisure centers before the acquisition to 350 centers in a few years, the acquisition by ABEO of FUN SPOT, an American company pioneering the trampoline park, EP is confirmed as a key player in the leisure industry, with a complete offer.
In order to be closer to its market, EP also has its own climbing and leisure centers under the DOCK39 and CLIMBAT brands.
A CLIP 'N CLIMB franchise has also been available since 2021 in England.
In 2016, EP finalized the acquisition of CLIP 'N CLIMB, the original creator of the fun climbing concept, a new market category worldwide. From its origins in New Zealand, there are now over 350 CLIP 'N CLIP centers around the world. The brand has created a fun and exciting climbing experience enjoyed by millions of recreational athletes of all ages. Its bright colors and friendly staff are now recognized as "the Clip 'n Climb experience" in 50 countries around the world.
With over 40 years of experience as an expert in the leisure industry, FUN SPOT is a historically US-based company that provides turnkey solutions for active leisure parks.
Founding member of the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP), FUN SPOT offers a full range of products such as trampolines, ninja warriors, rope courses, Clip'n Climb challenges and much more.
FUN SPOT's integration into the ABEO Group since the end of 2018 has resulted in strong international expansion of its activity, with a dedicated team now based in Europe.
DOCK39 operates a unique leisure park concept in Europe. Its first centre opened in Zaragoza in 2012 (Puerto Venecia retail and leisure park), and centers now also exist in Bilbao, Murcia, Jerez, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, and near Metz and Paris in France.
Climbat is the benchmark in the world of climbing and the leader in climbing rooms accessible to all levels, from learning climbing sports, to training and perfecting climbers at the highest level. Climbat is present in Spain in the cities of Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid and Aviles.
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