Pearl Izumi

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PEARL iZUMi
Founded1950
Headquarters,
USA
Key people
Chris Sword, President
ProductsCycling and triathlon apparel and footwear
Websitewww.pearlizumi.com

PEARL iZUMi is a company that produces sports apparel, primarily focusing on road cycling, mountain biking and triathlon.[1]

It was founded more than 60 years ago in Tokyo. PEARL iZUMi USA, Inc., is its U.S. distributor.

Ownership and distribution[edit]

DASH America (trading as PEARL iZUMi USA) purchased the trademark from Dave Jacobs (founder of Spyder, and the original distributor of PEARL iZUMi in the USA). A subsidiary of Shimano America, Inc.[2], it holds the rights to do business as PEARL iZUMi in the US.[citation needed] After several years of growth PEARL iZUMi USA, Inc., was purchased by Shimano for $70M in 2008.[3] It holds the rights to distribute the product everywhere in the world except Asia.[citation needed]

Sponsorships[edit]

PEARL iZUMi has sponsored many cycling teams, including the 1984 USA Olympic team. Other sponsored athletes include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PEARL iZUMi History". Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  2. ^ "Shimano Corporate Fact Sheet". Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ "Pearl Izumi Sale Closes".
  4. ^ "PEARL iZUMi Named Exclusive Training Apparel and Cycling Shoe Sponsor of USA Triathlon". Retrieved 2017-04-07.

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