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The brand Schildkröt is the veteran among the MTS brands and has been existing long before the foundation of the company. In 1889, the merchant Friedrich Bensinger founded the “Rheinische Gummi- und Celluloid-Fabrik” (Rhine-Rubber and Celluloid Factory) together with the bankers Hohenemser and the brothers Lenel in Mannheim-Neckarau, Germany. They invented and developed the blow-press-technique and initially used this method to form doll heads and later table tennis balls from celluloid. In 1889 the turtle was registered as the brand “Schildkröt”. The turtle shell resembles the tint and tinge of celluloid and has for that been decided to be the company’s logo. It stands for indestructibility, robustness and durability. Celluloid has been used for the production of table tennis balls from the beginning, and to this day could not be replaced by anything better.

Traditional Schildkröt is going new: Schildkröt fitness is the new brand for home fitness equiment. After Schildkröt Funsports the traditional table tennis brand which has existed since 1896 now focuses on the versatile wellness and health sector. Wellness, health and enjoying exercising are growing more and more important nowadays. Thus fitness has cast off its dusty image of body building and studio training and has meanwhile become an allround concept for everyone – disregarding age and sporting talent. Being a paying member in the neighbouring fitness club has thus become unnecessary. The broad and attractive range of products of the new Schildkröt Fitness brand offers a large selection of home fitness equipment. Whether dumbbells, balance boards, expanders or strength training equipment, important is the broad range of products. They fit in every living room, only little space is needed and individual exercise programmes are available to everyone. With exercise tips and the illustration of primarily used muscle groups Schildkröt offers the necessary background knowledge. Effective training is not only fun, a well-shaped and firm body can be achieved.

The brand with a history and tradition, developed with the know-how and experience of Derek Talbot who in 1972 convinced the jury of the Olympic Games of the attractiveness of the sport and turned Badminton into an Olympic discipline. Talbot-Torro developed very innovative products with high standards of quality. The brand is highly recognised internationally and counts to the top brands in badminton.

In 1995 the company group associated with MTS took over the brand Unsquashable. None other than Jahangir Khan the best squash player ever in the world (ref. Guinness Book of Records) was involved in the development of the squash rackets. It can be assumed that it was Jahangir who gave the brand the name Unsquashable as Jahangir's father who was also his trainer called his son "unsquashable Jahangir". Rackets with many technologies and features support the playing preferences of all skills of players. Accessories as balls, grips and eye guards round out the squash programme.