Quiksilver

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Quiksilver, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSEZQK
Founded Torquay, Australia (1969)
Headquarters Huntington Beach, California, United States
Key people Robert B. McKnight, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Products Apparel, sporting goods
Revenue Increase US$1.81 billion (2013) [1]
Net income Increase US$82.3 million (2013) [2]
Employees 7,875
Website http://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.[3] Its logo, designed by the company founder Alan Green and John Law in Torquay, Victoria, Australia in 1969,[4] inspired by Japanese painter Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa[5] 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. Its 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.[6]

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