The K-Active® Group of Companies
The K-Active group consists of K-Active Europe GmbH, K-Active Hungary Kft., K-Active Schweiz GmbH and K-Active Maroc s.a.r.l.. In addition, the worldwide training and sales partners ensure that the K-Active courses are professionally organized and conducted and that the K-Active products are distributed.
K-Active Europe GmbH
The K-Active Europe GmbH developed from the company Kinesio Deutschland GmbH. Since 2007 it has been the exclusive sales partner of the medical device manufacturer Nitto Denko Corp. under this own brand. (Japan) in Europe as well as in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
The internationally operating manufacturer Nitto Denko Corp. with approx. 30,000 employees developed the first Kinesiological Tape in 1984 and guarantees the highest quality with its many years of production experience and ISO certifications by the German TÜV.
Countries and cooperation partners
Currently, K-Active products are sold in approximately 50 countries and enjoy the highest recognition in medical circles. In addition, K-Active is a cooperation partner of many Olympic and Universiade teams, national teams, national top teams and individual athletes. In Germany alone, K-Active currently supports six national top sports federations and has been equipping the German Olympic team with tape products at all games since 2006.
The K-Active tape products also carry the DOSB rating - "Recommended by the German Olympic Sports Federation"!
Perspectives for the futureBecause of the
continuous expansion of K-Active, a new company headquarters was established near Aschaffenburg.
This creates new space and more opportunities for qualified and motivated employees and ensures optimised logistics.
It is our goal to guarantee the highest quality and best service for constantly increasing customer numbers and sales.
basics of today's training system were developed in the company Kinesio Deutschland GmbH.
After the development of the brand K-Active, the area of further education was outsourced to the own company K-Active Systems GmbH in 2007. In August 2017 this was taken over by K-Active Europe GmbH.
In order to cope with the increasing number of course requests worldwide, new instructors were introduced in addition to the senior instructors, who were also trained by Japanese instructors. Selection criteria for the instructors include very good medical know-how in various areas, but also personal aptitude and the ability to work in a team.
This was followed by intensive training of the aspirants in the areas of taping, but also in other medical methods. Many of our instructors were trained in the "Anatomy Trains" method by Thomas Myers, the "Fascia Release" techniques or the "Fascia distortion model according to Typaldos".
In addition to excellent contacts with Dr. Robert Schleip and his Fascia Research team at the University of Ulm, the French hand surgeon and researcher Dr. Guimberteau, the cooperation with universities, technical colleges and organisations such as the Fascia Research Society also contributes to the further development of the method.
A professor from Poland, doctors, therapists, non-medical practitioners, sports scientists and other persons working in medicine represent a group of approximately 50 instructors, junior instructors and candidates. The regular exchange and semi-annual instructor meetings ensure that all instructors are at the same, very high scientific level.
future K-Active would like to integrate the holistic method of K-Active Taping into further medical fields, in order to offer even more athletes and patients the possibility to become happier and healthier than before and to stay so.
Contact with universities, research institutions and associations is also to be expanded in order to contribute to an even more intensive underpinning of the scientific background of this method with studies and other work.
K-Active Hungary Kft.
NAWA Hungary Kft. was founded in 1996 by the two managing directors Maria Eich (Hungary) and Siegfried Breitenbach (Germany).
The aim was to offer further medical training and to sell corresponding sports-specific products in Hungary. Courses specialized in sports physiotherapy quickly established themselves in Hungary. The satisfied training partners included a renowned sports hospital in Budapest and the Hungarian Olympic Committee.
Already in 2003 the first courses in Kinesiology Taping were offered, which at that time was still pioneering work. Meanwhile, regular courses in kinesiological taping are offered for medical staff, but also for trainers, which are conducted by international and local Hungarian instructors.
In 2012, the name was changed to K-Active Hungary Kft. to reflect the main business segment.
In addition to these general courses, K-Active Hungary Kft. also offers courses for physiotherapy students in cooperation with various universities. In addition, courses are also offered for the international physiotherapy classes and it is an honour for K-Active to train young people from many countries of the world in this method, who then take the common ideas into the world - for the benefit of the patients.
Furthermore, K-Active supports bachelor theses and studies in cooperation with the mentioned universities in order to further scientifically substantiate the method.
K-Active Hungary Kft. is cooperation partner of many national teams and top teams and regularly supports the Hungarian Olympic team with material and medical know-how.
K-Active is proud that junior instructor Edit Bosnyák has been appointed to the Hungarian medical team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and Rio 2016.
GmbHK-Active Schweiz GmbH was founded in 2013 by the two managing directors Siegfried Breitenbach of K-Active Europe GmbH (Germany) and Peter Ambühl of Medidor AG (Switzerland).
The aim is to offer the successful K-Active courses also in Switzerland in the future so that the Swiss medical staff will also have the opportunity to be trained in K-Active Taping.
Workshops and courses were held at the well-known paraplegic clinic in Nottvil and at the Swiss Podology Association. Courses in horse taping have also been held with great success.
In cooperation with Swiss universities, further studies in the field of kinesiological taping are also carried out and bachelor theses are supported.