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Fitness / Recreation

Highly engineered, American-made components for your innovative fitness & outdoor recreation equipment

Fitness Industry

Consumers are becoming increasingly more interested in finding new ways to stay active, whether for health and wellness or just a new adventure. As new fitness and recreation trends come and go, manufacturers strive to offer a wide range of innovative solutions that provide engaging experiences while maintaining a balance between cost and value.

We recognize these challenges and utilize our experience in the fitness and recreation industry to develop tailored solutions using:

At Vollrath Manufacturing Services (VMS), we form partnerships that deliver solutions for the fitness and recreation industry. We solve problems too complex for the typical contract manufacturer while reducing lead times and boosting output.


We can provide engineering design consulting and a variety of manufacturing capabilities to help you with your new product development.

Fitness Equipment

Health and wellness are increasingly important parts of our daily lives as we continuously look for new ways to live healthier. As new fitness trends come and go, fitness equipment manufacturers strive to find solutions that provide engaging options to exercisers of all levels – from fitness centers, to universities, and more.

When it comes to fitness equipment, we understand the importance of producing cost-effective components that combine durability and innovative design. Commercial fitness equipment manufacturers partner with us to produce high-quality components while meeting tight deadlines for getting product to market.

Our engineers have extensive experience partnering with fitness equipment manufacturers in a variety of applications. In our experience, we've utilized metal stamping, deep drawing, and more to develop components including:

  • Mounts
  • Rails
  • Grips
  • Structural Components

Often, we provide value-add processes like:

  • Burnishing
  • Polishing
  • Washing

Outdoor Recreation Equipment

As thrillseekers continuously pursue their next adventure, powersports equipment manufacturers work to provide them with innovative outdoor equipment. Whether it’s in the water, snow, street, or off-roading, people are increasingly more empowered by pursuing outdoor adventures. As a manufacturer, you strive to offer a wide range of outdoor recreation equipment to help them create exciting, memorable experiences. Consumers expect quality recreational vehicles to provide ultimate performance while maintaining a balance between cost and value.

At Vollrath Manufacturing Services, we help you design and produce quality components for your powersports equipment. We utilize our engineering and manufacturing expertise to provide you with highly engineered solutions that withstand rough rides and outdoor environments.

While working with some of the top recreational equipment manufacturers, we've produced components including:

  • Rotor Shells
  • Cross Members
  • Suspension Components
  • Framework Components

Custom Fitness & Recreation Solutions

Our engineers design and build custom components and products. If you’re considering a custom fitness or powersport equipment solution, our team will meet with you to determine your needs and guide you through the entire process.

VMS has all the prototype design and validation your project will need. If you don’t have a design or drawing, we can help you create one. If you already have a design, our engineers will review it and identify cost-savings design opportunities and engineer out any potential production issues.

Once the design is finalized, we have the ability to use 3D printers to create prototypes and models to ensure you can see the final product prior to production.

Our experienced tooling engineers can develop custom tooling to your specifications or modify existing stock components to create your part.

Our robust sourcing capabilities give you access to our large network of material suppliers. Our volumes and connections ensure that your material costs start low and stay low.

When it’s time for production, our breadth of capabilities and capacity give us the flexibility to manufacture quality components and products quickly.

Why Vollrath

Vollrath Manufacturing Services engineers act as an extension of your internal team to help you reduce the barriers and long lead times of typical new product development environments.

Engineering Expertise.

Vollrath has experienced electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, tooling and industrial engineers on staff. Think of our team as an extension of yours. We are a resource you can turn to when you need help developing components for continued success.

Right from the beginning, VMS will provide professional project management resources to support your project, solve problems and ensure our team meets your deadlines. All key VMS functions will be available to work with your team.

Manufacturing Capabilities.

VMS offers various capabilities at our six Wisconsin-based manufacturing facilities. Our facilities are ISO certified with either ISO 9001 or ISO/TS 16949. We also are knowledgeable about UL, CSA, NSF, ETL and CE standards.

Each of our facilities offers its own manufacturing specialties, allowing us to serve a broad range of industries. Our varied capabilities and extensive capacity allow us to be more resourceful and responsive than most suppliers.

American Sustainability.

We are an American company manufacturing American-made goods in the country’s heartland. Through our Lean manufacturing team and Continuous Improvement/Kaizen events, we work to eliminate waste in our manufacturing systems. All cardboard used in our plants is recycled as well. For more information on our sustainability efforts, please visit our Sustainability web page.

As a company we care about making the world a better place. We give back to the communities where we work and live. Our employees participate in programs like Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and more. We have also implemented an engineering co-op program as a means to recruit high potential candidates by providing a meaningful and educational work experience in their field of study. Please see our Community Outreach page for more information.


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