LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
— Kryptonics, a company that makes antihero skateboarding boards, is seeing some success in the US.
The company has had success selling more than 100,000 antihero skates.
In September, the company sold out its first-ever pre-order event in the United States, which attracted more than 2,000 people.
That was the company’s first-year sales for a new product in the country.
Kryptonic is also seeing its sales in the U.S. go up.
Its new antihero line has grown in popularity.
Last month, the firm had more than $4 million in sales from 1,800 customers.
The number of sales was nearly double that of the company in August.
In August, Kryptonics received a $500,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture to expand its U.K. manufacturing plant.
That allowed the company to make antihero boards at a new facility.
Krystle Mazzarella, director of marketing for Kryptonics, said the company will work with local communities to help local businesses and restaurants get their antihero products in the hands of their customers.
“We think this is a great opportunity for us to help the community,” she said.
The company has a large international presence and is working with partners in Italy, the Czech Republic, Canada, Brazil, and the United Kingdom to manufacture its antihero wheels in the future.
The company’s board of directors is made up of former skateboard stars who skateboard and skateboarding, Mazzarie said.