In the early 1970s, Michael Zane was a free-spirited, bearded kid with a VW van and a big idea for a new kind of lock. He traveled thousands of miles showing the unique U-shaped locking device and spreading his passion for bicycle security.
Through innovative product designs, incredible marketing savvy, legendary customer service, and pure fanaticism for security, Kryptonite® grew with a cult-like following. That following only grew after hearing Kryptonite's legendary stories of leaving bicycles locked in New York City for days with the Kryptonite lock and bike still being there.
In 2001, the company that was started in a VW van was purchased by industry giant Ingersoll Rand and became a flagship brand in its Security Technologies sector.
The people at Kryptonite have a pure passion for creating some of the best security in the world. It's their innovative product designs, intimate knowledge of market trends, and complete commitment to customers that keeps the industry striving for the best and allows their customers to feel free to stop wherever they want.
Kryptonite - Always protecting what defines you.