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uhlsport GmbH
Industry Team sports
Founded 1948
Headquarters Balingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Key people
Günter Daiss, Karsten Dormann, Peter Kuhl
Products Team sports goods
Revenue 58,7 million euros (2012)
Website www.uhlsportcompany.com

uhlsport GmbH is a German sports goods manufacturer for team sports. Originally established in 1948 as Haase & Uhl OHG and later renamed Karl Uhl GmbH, the company became uhlsport GmbH in 1994. It is an international company which has its permanent headquarters in Balingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Company and Brands[edit]

Headquarters of uhlsport GmbH in Balingen

The company was founded in 1948. Early production focussed on the manufacture of leather studs for football boots, and in 1953 uhlsport also began to produce football boot soles for sports shoe manufacturers. In the years which followed more products were added, including shinguards, sports bandages, footballs and goalkeeper gloves, until finally uhlsport GmbH had developed a full range of football equipment. Since 2002, the company has been operating a multi-brand strategy for football, handball, and basketball.

The brand uhlsport specialises in football, especially goalkeeper equipment.[1] Since 2002, handball equipment has been marketed through the company's own Kempa brand, and uhlsport GmbH also owns the European distribution rights to the American basketball brand Spalding, a division of Russell Brands, LLC.

The German company operates an indirect distribution strategy with subsidiaries in France, Spain, and Sweden and with country managers in UK, BeNeLux, and Switzerland. uhlsport has a further 80 distribution partners across the world. In 1998, the company was sold by the Uhl family to the Daiss family.

Sponsoring Uhlsport FUSBALL[edit]

uhlsport Teamwear

Uhlsport is the official equipment supplier to Iran national football team, 1. FC Union Berlin, TSV 1860 München, 1. FC Kaiserslautern,[2] Valenciennes FC,[3] SSV Reutlingen 05,[4] 1. FC Magdeburg,[5] Corona Braşov, FC Avanhard Kramatorsk, Chernomorets Odessa and the Women's Bundesliga team VfL Sindelfingen.[6] As official ball sponsor uhlsport supports the French league cup Coupe de la Ligue[7] and the French Ligue 2.[8] The goalkeepers Hugo Lloris, Lukasz Fabianski, Michel Vorm, Ron-Robert Zieler, and others play with uhlsport gloves.[9]


National teams[edit]


Club teams[edit]