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Amer Sports

Amer Sports
Company nameAmer Sports Oyj
Company typeJulkinen osakeyhtiö
IndustrySports equipment
Founded1950
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
Key peopleAnssi Vanjoki (Chairman), Heikki Takala (President and CEO)
ProductsAthletic shoes, sports and fitness equipment
Revenue-1.740 billion (2010)
Operating income-96.8 million (2010)
Net income-68.8 million (2010)
Total assets-1.654 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-790.2 million (end 2010)
Employees6,600 (end 2010)

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Amer Sports Oyj (formerly Amer-Yhtymä Oyj) is the largest manufacturer of sporting equipment in the world. Established in 1950, the company is based in Helsinki, Finland. Initially an industrial conglomerate with interests as diverse as shipowning, tobacco products and publishing, Amer has gradually evolved into a multinational firm devoted to the production and marketing of sporting goods. Today, the company employs approximately 6,300 people and owns a portfolio of sports brands including Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Precor USA and Salomon.


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