In the 60’s the successes of Eddy Merxx at Tour and Giro led to a big boom at road bike sport. During a visit to the former Belgian sales agent Maurice Slabbynck in middle of the 1960s, someone suggested the idea to make a floor pump for road bikers. SKS Germany boss Willi Blome and his manager and chief developer Walter Scheffer were excited and set to work immediately. Within a short period of time, the first models came onto the market.