Salomon Group

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Salomon Group
Type Subsidiary of Amer Sports
Industry Snowsports, Hiking
Founded 1947
Headquarters Metz-Tessy, France
Key people millaud
Revenue 683 Million (2004)
Employees 2,800 (2004)
Parent Amer Sports
Subsidiaries Mavic
Website salomon.com

The Salomon Group (also just known as "Salomon") is a sports equipment manufacturing company that originated in Annecy, France. The company was started in 1947 by François Salomon and his wife and son. In 1997, it became part of the Adidas group.

On 2 May 2005, Adidas-Salomon announced that it had agreed to sell the Salomon Group for 485 million to Amer Sports of Finland. The transaction was completed on October 20, 2005.[1]

Company information[edit]

Salomon currently does not have a global CEO and Heikki Takala is the CEO of Amer. Salomon's North American headquarters is in Ogden, Utah.

Other companies owned by the Salomon brand include:

Market[edit]

Salomon produces products for various sports markets, including trail running, hiking, climbing, adventure racing, skiing, and snowboarding in over 40 countries on five continents. They used to manufacture inline skates, transferring technologies from their ski boot range, but have not released any in recent years (possibly due to an infringement judgement).[2] Many in-line skaters consider these to be some of the highest quality skates for street and vert skating.

Design[edit]

A Salomon alpine boot (2010).

After a five-year research project, the SX series of ski boots was introduced in the beginning of the 1980s. The boot was the result of collaboration with the French designer Roger Tallon.

The SX91 ski boot was launched in 1984, the result of collaboration with the young French designer Roger Pitiot. The boot contained a number of innovations such as the sliding forward-flex control.

Salomon has its dedicated design center in Annecy, France.


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