Canterbury of New Zealand
|Industry||Textile, sports equipment|
|Founder||J. Lane, P. Walker, A. Rudkin|
|Products||Rugby equipment, clothing|
|Revenue||£44.8 million (2015)|
|£20.5 million (2015)|
|Total assets||£107,000 (2015)|
|Total equity||-£7.2 million (2015)|
|Parent||Pentland Group (2012–present)|
Canterbury of New Zealand (commonly referred to as just Canterbury) is a UK-based sports equipment manufacturing company focused on rugby football. The company originated from the Canterbury region in New Zealand.
Canterbury of New Zealand was established in 1904, producing garments in Canterbury, New Zealand. The company made uniforms for the local armies during the First World War, before producing kit for the All Blacks. The brand's tagline is "Committed To The Game". Its logo is the silhouettes of three Kiwi birds creating the letters CCC; the initials of the Canterbury Clothing Company and representing the three people who founded the company.
Rugby products manufactured by Canterbury include jersey uniforms, protection (head protectors and mouthguards), boots, and balls. The company also produces casual wear clothing (shorts, t-shirts, polo shirts, pants, jackets, hoodies, socks), and accessories (bags, backpacks, hats, scarfs)
Canterbury of New Zealand was established in 1904 by three English immigrants, John Lane, Pringle Walker and Alfred Rudkin. The company began producing garments in Canterbury, New Zealand. Canterbury then began making uniforms for the New Zealand and Australian armies during the First World War. Later, the brand was approached to make rugby attire for the All Blacks.
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