Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine said it signed a multiyear licensing deal with Burton Snowboards to manage the manufacturing and distribution of accessories for various mobile devices for the Burlington, Vt.-based company.
The offerings under the Burton name will include regular and charging phone cases for Apple and Samsung devices, decked out in “ seasonal prints and signature designs” inspired by the snowboard brand.
The licensing agreement also includes the co-branded edition of “rugged, waterproof, portable bluetooth speakers” from Incipio’s audio division, Braven LC, which it acquired in 2013.
Burton, aside from snowboards, boots and bindings, sells apparel, bags, goggles and helmets. The collaboration with Incipio to put out the Burton x Braven speakers will be its foray into the technology field.
Incipio had about $200 million in sales last year through big retail chains, such as Best Buy, various telecommunication companies’ retail locations, and its own website. It competes with a number of brands, including Anaheim-based Targus Group International Inc.
The company employs more than 270 at its 160,000-square-foot headquarters and at its offices in Utah, China, India and Europe. It signed a licensing agreement in August with fashion designer Kate Spade & Co. in New York.