AGV Sports Group
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Extreme sports apparel
|Headquarters||Frederick, Maryland, United States|
In 1978, AGV USA, a division of Intersport, Inc. located in Maryland, became the official importer of AGV helmets for the United States. In 1985, when the Italian manufacturer took over the distribution rights in the US, Intersport, Inc. was given the right to make apparel and other products, excluding helmets, bearing the AGV name and trademark and AGV Sports Group was created. By the early 1990s the AGVSPORT brand was being used on most apparel for aesthetics reasons due to the different graphic requirements of apparel from helmets.From 1992 through 1994 AGV SpA in Italy owned a 51% stake in AGV Sports Group,Inc.
From 1985 to 1999, AGV Sports Group and AGV Helmets US office operated with the same management, offices, and warehouses. In 2001, the AGVSPORT name became a fully independent brand belonging to AGV Sports Group, Inc., a privately held US corporation.
The AGVSPORT brand is distributed internationally through exclusive licensing contracts with current agreements with companies in the United States, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, Korea, Mexico, and Brazil.
AGV Sports Group Sponsored Racers
AGV Sports Group has sponsored riders including road racers Devin Battley, Troy Bayliss, Randy Mamola, Loris Capirossi, Kurtis Roberts, Ben Bostrom, Eric Bostrom, Roland Sands, Miguel Duhamel, and Mat Mladin.
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