In early 2019, FLM GmbH (Germany) announced that beginning in Fall 2019, production of tripods and tripod accessories would be handled by its Asian partner, FLM China.
German engineers had been working with their Chinese counterparts for the better part of a year, in anticipation of the new Series II tripods.
All FLM ball heads, QR clamps and QR plates 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 allowed 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 is 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 and/or production. 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 Series II carbon tripods are the best we've ever made, and we will continue to offer our industry-leading 10-year manufacturer's warranty for the US and Canada.
Our customers have always come first, and we know you will love these new tripods. We appreciate your continued support.
Ari - FLM USA & Canada