As the hyphen in the name Talbot-Torro indicates, the brand was originally two separate companies.
Derek Talbot was the top British badminton player in the 1970’s who contributed significantly to making badminton an Olympic sport. After completing his sporting career he founded the Talbot company. In the 1990s, the Talbot company was taken over by the owners of the brand Schildkröt Sportarticles. In collaboration with Derek Talbot and the expert product development team of Schildkröt Sportarticles, our racquets have been further developed to become high-quality, competition level racquets.
The Torro company was founded in Hamburg in the 1980s. In 1992, this young, up-and-coming brand was taken over and merged with Talbot to become Talbot-Torro.
Today Talbot-Torro is regarded as the leading brand in the high-quality leisure badminton market in Central Europe and is still a sister brand of Schildkröt.