Quiksilver

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Quiksilver, Inc.
Public
Traded as NYSEZQK
Founded Torquay, Australia (1969)
Founder Robert B. McKnight
Headquarters Huntington Beach, California, United States
Key people
Pierre Agnes, CEO & Chairman of the Board[1]
Products Apparel, Sporting goods
Revenue Increase US$1.81 billion (2013) [2]
Increase US$82.3 million (2013) [3]
Number of employees
7,875
Website www.quiksilver.com

Quiksilver, Inc. is an Australian company based in Huntington Beach, California, United States, one of the world's largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment.[4] Its logo, designed by company founder Alan Green and John Law in Torquay, Victoria, Australia, in 1969,[5] was inspired by Japanese painter Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa.[6] It consists of a large wave with a mountain on a red background.

The company also produces a line of apparel for young women, under the brands DC Shoes and Roxy. The Roxy logo consists of two copies of the Quiksilver logo, one reflected, forming a heart. Quiksilver has another line of apparel for women under the brand Quiksilver Women. As of 2013, the company had lost money for six years straight but was initiating a turnaround plan.[7]

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