About

F-ONE is a French company specializing in the production and distribution of kitesurfing and Stand-Up-Paddling equipment.

Founded in 1989 by Raphaël SALLES, the company has evolved steadily over the years and keeps on growing. As one of the pioneers of the sport in France and over the world, for more than 20 years has this former professional windsurfer developed and designed equipment for kitesurfing. Drawing on his experience of watersports, he has since 2011 also developed the production of Stand-Up-Paddles which as a sport is complementary to kitesurfing.

By developing a range of equipment characterized by constant innovation, safety, comfort, power and manoeuvrability, our mission is to meet the expectations of all those passionate about watersports. 

Way back in the late 1980’s, Richard Boissevain and Paul Jobin were working for the same financial organisation in London, when Richard noticed on Paul’s desk a trophy of a kite crowning Paul “European Stunt Kite Champion”. This sparked the idea for a new enterprise and soon after The Kite Company was formed in October 1989. Nearly 25 years on TKC Sales has grown into one of the leading distributors of action sports and active leisure products in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

We insist on employing sales and marketing professionals who are fully engaged and participate in the sports we’re passionate about. In this way, we can positively promote, support and elevate each and every brand we represent. Our team at Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire provides the essential support for this sales and marketing effort. From purchasing and logistics through to warehousing and customer service, everyone pulls together to deliver an exceptional service for our retail customers.

Matt Woodruffe,
Managing Director
TKC Sales Ltd.