Kingscourt Ventures was formed
‘Route One’- a DuPont Kevlar lined denim Jean range is developed
‘Merlin’- a motorcycle clothing range is developed
Kingscourt forms ‘The Merlin Partnership’ as the motorcycle distribution business
Merlin Partnership begins trading from Coleshill, Birmingham, UK with a UK network of motorcycle dealers and three international markets
Merlin delivers its first full season product offer
Merlin begins discussions with Hehui Investment Group of Shanghai for a mutual collaboration with Merlin to develop the UK business of H&H Sports protection for their brands of Nitek & Origine motorcycle helmets and Merlin to be introduced as the clothing partner of H&H in a number of International markets
Outlast® assign license rights to Kingscourt to produce products in all activity sports development projects using various Outlast® materials
Halley Stevensons assign license rights to Kingscourt to produce products in all motorcycle and lifestyle fashion projects using their traditional Scottish waxed cotton
Merlin expands and moves from its site in Coleshill, Birmingham to the more community centred Chasewater area of Staffordshire with on site offices and warehousing
The Merlin Partnership presents Merlin and Route One at the Motorcycle Expo in the UK and sees its network massively expand with customers across the whole of the UK
The Merlin Partnership presents Merlin and Route One at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany and sees its existing 4 distributors increase to over 15 International markets.
The Merlin Partnership doubled the size of its Head Office and launched a new International Showroom as well as doubling the warehouse space.
The Merlin Partnership presented Merlin and Route One at the Eicma Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. Merlin presented its new airbag technology which is the only motorcycle airbag on the market to achieve CE EN1621-4:2013 (the only motorcycle airbag standard) Level 2.