FLM GmbH (Germany) has announced that beginning in Fall 2019, production of tripods and tripod accessories will be done at its Asian branch, FLM China.
German engineers have been working with their Chinese counterparts for the better part of a year now, in anticipation of the new Series II tripods. All FLM ball heads, QR clamps and QR plates will continue to be made in Germany, as before.
FLM China has been manufacturing tripods and parts for its own market for several years, building a well-deserved reputation for innovation and precision. Growing demand for the new Series II tripods has led FLM GmbH to concentrate entirely on ball head manufacturing, and FLM China to concern itself with manufacturing tripods.
With tripod and ball head manufacturing now properly focused, our overall production quality will be better and more consistent than ever, enabling us to keep prices affordable.
Design and implementation will take place faster than before, and there are already several bold, new tripod models in development.
Tripod assembly and testing will continue to be done in Germany. Tariffs into North America will remain unaffected, further helping to keep prices stable.
We believe that our new 10-layer carbon tripods are the best we've ever made, and we will continue to offer our industry-leading 10-year manufacturer's warranty.