The foundation of Globe International was established in the 1980s, with the founding of Hardcore Enterprises, an Australia-based company specializing in products that appealed to the skateboard and street fashion markets. In 1984, former Australian skateboarding champions Peter and Stephen Hill, along with brother and current Globe International CEO Matt Hill, oversaw the development of Hardcore into one of the world's largest skateboard distribution companies. The Hills cited that they were unsatisfied with the lack of quality skate products they required, and thus they went into business to import US skate products to Australia.
Today, Globe produces some of the most aesthetically appealing skateboards and accessories on the market. They put careful thought into each component from the mounting hardware to the griptape so that each finished product has a vibe of its own. Quality control ensures that wood humidity conditions are unchanged throughout the manufacturing process which yields amazingly consistant results. Be sure to check out this great video that details Globe's manufacturing process.