Suomy Factory History


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Suomy line of racing helmets
Suomy was born in Italy in 1997, as a line of racing helmets by will of Umberto Monti. 
The activity of the Italian company is tied closely to the racing world where it gains valuable insight and information for the development and creation of helmets.
In 2000, Suomy signed a partnership agreement with Ducati to develop various aspects of PR and communication co-marketing and Ducati Superbike riders are starting to use Suomy helmets.
In 2001, Suomy reached its highest level winning 3rd place in the World GP 500 series with Max Biaggi.
Suomy instantly became an identified "cool brand" among motorcycle enthusiasts.
The Company continues to invest in technologies and product development using teamwork with the racers. Working closely with the racers allows Suomy to collect valuable information and suggestions that can then be transferred to the end product. This helps both the racers and the road users because the helmets worn on the track are the same as the models sold in stores.
helmet Extreme
The Extreme helmet was born in this year and would be the top of the Suomy range for years to come. 
A futuristic helmet at that time made in 3 shell sizes with a completely customisable liner and made in Alcantara, hydrophobic anti-fog and scratch resistant visor, visor safety lock system, ventilation designed for exasperated use on the track that keeps the head cool even at high temperatures and a D ring closure.
This model was a real success among the public who found the inside safe and comfortable.
Suomy planet
Over the years, Suomy has constantly looked for ways to increase awareness of its brand and to improve customer satisfaction. In order to achieve this, Suomy launched "Suomy planet". This extension of the brand led the company to different sectors; perfumery, leather goods, luggage, clothing for children, accessories for schools, mini-jewellery, watches, sportswear and technical apparel. It even set up 65 limited edition cars, the Seat Leon Capirex 240CV.

Suomy store
In 2008 Suomy opened its first single brand in very important Italian and International outlets, shops where you can find all the Suomy branded products available.
In 2009 Umberto Monti created Suomy Latino America in collaboration with an Argentinian partner. This is a “sister company” that produces locally made helmets made of thermoplastic materials using moulds coming directly from the Suomy factory in Italy. It’s a big step, a partnership that allows the Suomy brand to gain greater market penetration in South America.
Suomy Cross
Suomy have had a series of successes over the years, both in construction and sale of products in the field of racing where Suomy won more than 20 world titles, the last, gained by Max Biaggi in the Superbike, in 2012. The year 2010 was the year that saw Suomy return to Motocross: Mr Jump was born, an aggressive helmet and very light, only 900 grams, which has become at once a favourite among the leading teams and riders of the MX1 and MX2.
Suomy goes on focusing its energy on its main activity: helmets’ production.
helmets Suomy
For 2013 it focuses in a new challenge: the development of 4 new models. The SR SPORT, the new super racing full face helmet, the MX TOURER, mainly addressed to the tourer riders, the CITY TOUR, the new maxi jet and the new 3LOGY, the most avant-garde helmet for its versatility.
At the end of the same year Suomy changes nationality, A private hedge fund bought the brand ownership for all the world except for the ski, bicycle and horse sections.
Even if the production is made overseas, most of the raw materials, such as Kevlar and fabric, and helmets’ components, such as visors, is still made in Italy
The management, who brought Suomy to its notoriety, remains the same and the head office remains not only in Italy but always in Lurago d'Erba (CO). his huge assets to invest in Suomy brand will bring sooner the coming back in the high level motorcycle races and a fast and close development of the present products range.


Racing Suomy
In 1997 Suomy began its adventure into the world of the off-road competition.
Andrea Bartolini is the first Suomy driver that gets good results by winning the 500cc World!
Suomy made its debut in 1998 in the derived series with ex- world champion Troy Corser. In this first season Troy gains the podium several times with Suomy and ranked third in the Championship.
Racing Suomy
In the following years Suomy signed contracts with high-calibre riders: Aaron Slight, Troy Bayliss, Ben Bostrom, Andrew Pitt, Manuel Poggiali that play important roles in the Superbike. Suomy becomes a "cool" brand, immediately identified among motorcycle enthusiasts.
In 2001 Suomy reached the highest levels and with Max Biaggi got third place in World GP 500.
Racing Suomy
The trumps are not lacking in Superbike. Troy Bayliss won the championship with 6 wins and 9 podiums. Andrew Pitt won the World Supersport while Klaffenbock Racing Team, won the World Sidecar Championship Superside.
Five of the seven drivers Suomy (Troy Bayliss, Ben Bostrom, Troy Corser, Neil Hodgson, Ruben Xaus, James Toseland and Steve Martin) end up in the first six of the final standings of the Superbike Championship. Not bad for Suomy!
Racing Suomy
series of successes, especially in derived of the series, where Suomy earned the world title for several years in a row, the last, thanks to Max Biaggi in 2012.
In 2010 with the birth of MR JUMP, a cross helmet, light and aggressive, Suomy meets positive approval among leading teams and riders of the MX1 and MX2.
In 2011Ben Townley, Max Anstie, Tommy Searle, Kawasaki team, and the Husqvarna Ricci team joined the rise of Suomy riders.
Racing Suomy
2013 is the year when Suomy enters again with vim the races world. Several riders belong to the cross world: Strijbos, Searle, Rattray and Water in MXGP1 and Tonkov and Febvre in MX2. In the racing category Suomy wears again a rider , who was already Suomy testimonial in the previous years, Andrea Dovizioso, and counts on a young Spanish promise, Alex Rins.

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