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kybun and Joya to merge

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kybun and Joya to merge

Your benefit: A merger between two of the world market leaders in health footwear will enable us to offer you more comprehensive solutions in the future.  This merger will allow kybun and Joya to expand their global market presence. The two established brands will now be managed under the umbrella of the kybun Joya Group. The new management team of the kybun Joya Group - Urs Koller, Markus Bartholet, Karl Müller and Claudio Minder - recognizes the added value for partners and customers that will result from the joint synergies. In the longer term, the group aims to achieve greater...

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Family Müller Takes Over Traditional Swiss Shoe Brand «Kandahar»

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Family Müller Takes Over Traditional Swiss Shoe Brand «Kandahar»

The traditional and exclusive shoe brand «Kandahar» has been acquired by the Thurgau-based family of entrepreneurs Karl Müller (kybun & Joya). The name «Kandahar» The name has stood for exclusive quality, craftsmanship and Swissness since 1932. Company founder Fritz von Allmen began by manufacturing ski boots. His breakthrough came with the après-ski boot developed in 1945. The light and comfortable winter shoes with an eye-catching look spread quickly. Among the most prominent "Kandahar" wearers was Charlie Chaplin. At its peak, the family business produced 15,000 pairs of shoes a year in its shoe factory in the Bernese Oberland with a...

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Getting back to normality with kybun

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Getting back to normality with kybun

Like many people around the World, Robert’s life has been tipped on its head by the covid pandemic. At its worst point, daily trips were limited to a once a week supermarket outing and the prospect of any other trip let alone a holiday were fanciful. This not only reduced his daily exercise but took away the pleasure of his daily walks and because this impacted his physical strength he lost the confidence to do the most straightforward things we all take for granted. Then out of the blue, his daughter Shirley came across a kybun video about Professor Karl Hecht,...

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Heinz Egli continues his Via Alpina tour

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Heinz Egli continues his Via Alpina tour

We catch up with kybun fanatic Heinz Egli in his kybun shoes on his epic journey along the Via Alpina with all its ups and downs. Starting back in July, kybun enthusiast Heinz Egli is hiking a total of 1,500 km along the red Via Alpina trail, crossing six countries on foot. His goal is to finish in October 2021, so currently, he is on the home stretch having mastered almost 100% of the route. In Heinz's hiking diary, he reports on his exciting encounters, routes, and impressions along his way. As a special highlight, he has been walking in the model Matterhorn 20 Dark...

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Heinz Egli takes kybun on a journey along the Via Alpina

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Heinz Egli takes kybun on a journey along the Via Alpina

kybun fanatic Heinz Egli takes kybun on a journey along the famous Via Alpina red hiking trail in Switzerland. Activity throughout the years knows no limits for Heinz Egli. In June 2021 kybun enthusiast Heinz Egli has started his hike of the famous Via Alpina red trail. His goal is to finish in October 2021 having hiked a total of 1,500 km, crossing six countries on foot. His route will take him through Switzerland, Italy, through the Principality of Lichtenstein to Germany, continuing to Austria and Slovenia before he reaches his final destination in Trieste. He swears by his Matterhorn 20 Dark Blue hiking boots for rugged terrain and his Pado Black...

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