History

Fascinated by orienteering which was developed in the 20th century in Scandinavia, the founders of SPORTident decided to revolutionise the sport with new technical equipment. To support that sport, the idea to develop a new timing and identification system was born.

The SPORTident system was developed in the middle of Germany in Thuringia (Arnstadt), where the company’s head office is located. The employees of the AES GmbH (Electronics Engineering Systems) combined their experiences with user-friendly technical know-how, making the SPORTident system a unique product. The most important aspects of an electronic timing and identification system have been considered, making this brilliant system a successful product worldwide.

Today, SPORTident is used in multifaceted sports and is subject to continuous improvement. The aim of SPORTident is to enhance the usability, modernity and quality of the product. The benefit for organisers and athletes using the SPORTident system is constantly growing. With the SPORTident system, the effort for organisers in preparing, executing and evaluating an event is simplified.

140.000  athletes

More than 140.000 athletes trust their sport by using SPORTident timekeeping and identification system

65 Countries

Our products are distributed in 65 countries in 5 continents through well distribution channels.

20.000 Events

More than 20,000 organisers use SPORTident for their events including local, national and international sport events.

20 years

We provide excellent products and services since the year 1996. With more than 20 years of experience, we are always ready to support your events.

Mission

At SPORTident, we believe in the importance of activities in sport to enhance health, well being and vitality. We develop innovative services and products to support the preparation, execution and provision of results for both leisure and competitive sporting events. We can make sport even more exciting for the participants and also offer comprehensive support for the organisers.

We have learned by listening to the needs and demands of our customers and clients. Responding quickly to their suggestions is a key factor in our continued success and development.

As the leading supplier of integrated identification and timekeeping products for sportsmen and sportswomen we are constantly applying the latest technology to create new solutions. It is our aim to always exceed the expectations of our customers.

 

 

Dr. Siegfried Ritter

Managing Director

 

Dr. Burkhard Ritter

Managing Director

 

Dr. Steffen Rauer

Electronic Development Manager

 

Ute Schönfeld

Program Manager Orienteering

Andreas Kosmetatos

Business Development and

International Sales Manager

Hasvin Kaur Koch

International Customer Service

and Sales Representative

David Lippmann

Program Manager MTB

 

Brian Büttner

Management Assistant

in Event Organisation

 

Manfred Trommer

Product Designer

 

Friedrich Wenzlaff

Product Designer and

Quality Assurance

Svenja Moritz

Marketing International

Christine Schauer

Office, Accounting,

Personal Assistant

Cornelia Arnold

Accounting, Purchasing

 

Olga Koslowa

Production Manager

 

Stefan Lotze

Production Manager

 

Marya Atayi

SI-Card Production

 

Fraidoon Atayi

Production

 

Katrin Press

Production

 

Jörg Grimm

Production

 

Nhung Vu Hong

Production and Shipping

 

Christian Haschenz

Electronics Technican

 

Jürgen Ehms

Senior Software Engineer

 

Angela Malsch

Software Developer

 

Hakan Öztürk

Software Developer

 

Umer Mahmood

Software Developer

 

Styve Naoue

Hardware and

Software Developer

Dr. Alexei Azarov

Software Developer

 

 

We are innovative

To support you in making the most of your sport, we continuously develop new equipment and software. It is our passion to make sport even more exciting and attractive for the participants and also to offer comprehensive support for the organisers.

At the beginning there was the idea to offer innovative products for the orienteering sport. So our experts had developed a new electronic punching system, which became the most successful timing equipment for orienteering worldwide. The next step was to provide a contactless timing system and now we want to go one step further and integrate a new GPS system. Therefore, we already got governmental subventions and subventions from European Union.