Fenix Outdoor announced that it has sold its Brunton business to David and Lauren Heerschap, two longtime employees of Brunton Outdoor Inc. in the U.S. Brunton is a manufacturer of equipment for navigation for various professional users and persons active in outdoor life, mainly in North America. The company commented that „as the customer base is significantly different from Fenix Outdoors’ other brands, it is our belief that the brand can be developed better in a different ownership environment.“ The sale will not have a significant impact on Fenix Outdoors’ financial key figures.

Brunton was founded in 1894 by D.W. Brunton when he developed the “Pocket Transit” compass, an instrument still used today not only by nature lovers but also by geologists, foresters and other professional users. Brunton and its factory are located in Riverton, in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, USA. Fenix Outdoor had acquired Brunton in 2009 from Finland’s Fiskars, which in turn had acquired Brunton indirectly when it acquired Silva, a Swedish company specializing in compasses and pedometers, three years earlier.