HydraPak Expands Colorado Facility, Announces New Hires & Launches Polar Bottle Customization Capabilities
April 21, 2020
HydraPak® - a leader in performance hydration products and the largest OEM supplier of reservoirs globally - announced this week its expanded business developments for 2020, recent company hires, and new product innovations and custom capabilities for Polar Bottle®.
Based in Colorado since 1994, Polar Bottle - originator of the first reusable, insulated and BPA-free sport water bottle – was acquired by HydraPak in late 2018. Following the brand re-launch earlier this year, HydraPak recently relocated Polar Bottle’s operations from Boulder to an expanded facility in Longmont, doubling its capacity to house product development, customer service, sales and manufacturing. The move continues a commitment by HydraPak to provide jobs and support local suppliers within Colorado’s Front Range community in the development of Polar Bottle products.
Within the expanded facility, Polar Bottle launches its new custom bottle program for its collection of updated Breakway® and Breakaway® Insulated cycling bottles and Sport Insulated bottles. Utilizing new printing and manufacturing equipment that is 30% faster than previous processes, Polar Bottle can now customize up to 16 bottles simultaneously. The new system also offers 360 degree wrapping decoration and design capabilities in unlimited colors with increased precision in color matching. Aiding Polar Bottle’s sustainability efforts, the new equipment allows for waste-free material processing, thereby reducing material consumption and waste in the custom process by 70%.
New Polar Bottle product innovations include the Breakaway® line of cycling specific water bottles with new Tri-Layer™ Insulation offering optimized insulation to keep fluids 2x cooler than original reflective technology and a high-flow Surge™ Cap with fully removable nozzles for easy cleaning. Bottles are available in 20 and 24 oz versions.
“For the past year we have been focused on redesigning our product offering while sharpening our manufacturing capabilities to be the very best in Colorado,” said HydraPak CEO, Matt Lyon. “We are very excited to continue to build the Polar Bottle brand with a bike focus that goes back to its roots.” Supporting sell-in of the new collection, HydraPak hired two new regional sales managers, Luke Bunting to cover the East Coast markets and Nick Clark overseeing the West Coast.
More information and to purchase the new collection, please visit polarbottle.com.
Pushing boundaries to redefine the future of hydration, HydraPak creates innovative solutions that stand up to the harshest environments. Easy-to-use and highly functional, every HydraPak product showcases the technical manufacturing expertise that has distinguished the company for nearly two decades. By offering a better way to hydrate, and continually seeking to refine its offerings, HydraPak has pioneered new product categories and become a trusted partner for dozens of major OEMs. These renowned global brands integrate HydraPak’s proprietary designs and technologies into their hydration products for recreational, athletic and military use.