Following the success of his innovative sticks, the time was now right for Thomas to take the next step and launch the first sticks branded with TK.
These revolutionary sticks went on sale in January 1985, distributed by the company Kille & Bal, a partnership between Thomas Kille and Ranbir Bal. The hockey world would soon be introduced to something that would grip the imagination of players everywhere the combination of the TK logo with the two signatory elephants with crossed trunks, playfully shaped like hockey sticks.
The addition of the brightly coloured elephant graphic allowed TK to attract more players through both design and technology, form and function. TK’s winning combination was born.
From the companies inception, TK Hockey soon became a leading player in markets across the world. The visibility of the brand in the international arena set a precedent at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, just seven years after TK officially began trading, 10 male and female players who won either gold or silver medals did so using a TK stick. TK is now regarded as one of the worlds leading independent global hockey brands with its original founder and creative force, Thomas Kille firmly at the helm.
For over 30 years the brand’s reputation for quality, innovation and design has preceded it. TK continues to dominate the market by pushing boundaries in materials science and product design. A pioneer reflecting the true spirit of hockey.