Salomon Group

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Salomon Group
TypeSubsidiary of Amer Sports
IndustrySnowsports, Hiking. Retail
Founded1947; 74 years ago (1947)
FounderGeorges Salomon
Headquarters,
Key people
Heikki Takala (CEO)
Revenue€683 million (2004)
Number of employees
2,800 (2004)
ParentAmer Sports
(Subsidiary of China Anta Sports)
SubsidiariesMavic
Websitesalomon.com

Salomon Group is a French sports equipment manufacturing company based in Annecy, France. It was founded in 1947 by François Salomon in the heart of the French Alps and is a major brand in outdoor sports equipment.[1][2] Salomon constitutes a part of Amer Sports, owned since 2019 by the Chinese group ANTA Sports[3] with sister brands Wilson, Atomic, Sports Tracker, Suunto, Precor, Arc'teryx.

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Salomon was founded in 1947 in the city of Annecy in the heart of the French Alps. François Salomon launched the company by producing skis edges in a small workshop, with only his wife and son to help.

Landmark Salomon skis: the 1080 and the Axecleaver

Today, Salomon produces products for various sports markets, including trail running, hiking, climbing, adventure racing, skiing, and snowboarding[1][4] 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.[5]

Salomon's current CEO is Jean-Marc Pambet. Heikki Takala is the CEO of its mother group, Amer Sports, headquartered in Helsinki (Finland). The US operations of Salomon are located in Ogden, Utah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hogen, Jackson (December 2010). "Georges Salomon". Skiing Heritage: 44.
  2. ^ Sirak, Ron (September 17, 1997). "Organizers announce field for Skins Game". Ocala Star-Banner. Florida. Associated Press. p. 6D.
  3. ^ Salomon, Owner update, 2019 [China’s Anta Sports closes in on €5.6bn takeover of Finland’s Amer] https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/22/1885922/0/en/Change-in-Amer-Sports-Corporation-s-financial-reporting-schedule.html | https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/wilson-sporting-goods-parent-be-acquired-52-billion | [1] | https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/person/15393732
  4. ^ Lipe, Gordon (November 1968). "Salomon atni-sgock-competition step-in". Skiing. p. 100.
  5. ^ Judgement Forces Salomon to Cease All Sales of Alleged Patent-Infringing Skates from thefreelibrary.com

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