It is our vision, motivation and mission to make athletes better, to provide them with the best equipment and to support them reliably. For this, it is not enough to simply develop good products. To achieve it, products must be developed that take all sports-specific characteristics into account, can stand up to any individual strain and guarantee maximum functionality. For us, a product is only good enough when it pushes the athlete to new top performances. In order to achieve this goal, we are in close dialogue with our customers, athletes and partners.
With the three brands uhlsport, Kempa und Spalding, we focus on the major team sports in Germany. uhlsport, as the founding brand of uhlsport GmbH, is a complete supplier of football equipment, develops and produces everything from the ball to the jersey set, and has for decades held a leading position in the development of new technologies in the field of goalkeeper gloves and equipment. Kempa is the expert in handball, outfitter from shoe to wax and furthermore present in various other sports. Spalding is the successful leader in basketball and the standard of all things when it comes to basketballs.
Our claim to the highest product quality and our continuous drive for improvement in all three brands are fundamental to the core values of uhlsport GmbH:
uhlsport group is an owner-managed medium-sized company with its headquarter in Balingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The company was founded in 1948 as a specialist for leather studs and taken over by the entrepreneur Günter Daiss in 1998. Until today uhlsport group is owned by the Daiss family.
From Balingen, we still manage the national and international distribution of our three brands, plan our strategies and help to shape the future of team sports.
More than 200 employees work at our Balingen headquarter and the adjacent European central warehouse, from which all international sales partners are supplied. Our domestic sales partners include e-commerce retailers, stationary specialist dealers and other B2B partners. Since 2019, the uhlsport brand has been pursuing a B2C strategy with the uhlsport Goalkeeper Shop with direct sales to end customers in Germany.
As a global contact and professional for team sports needs, uhlsport group has wholly-owned subsidiaries in France, Spain and Scandinavia. In addition, our selected country managers in Great Britain, Switzerland and the BeNeLux states support our work on the European markets. We cooperate with distribution partners in over 80 countries worldwide.
uhlsport’s management board has two managing directors. Together, they are responsible for the key corporate areas of strategy, business development and management, product and brand management, sales management, finance, IT, and operations. Our business management consists of two members for the following departments: marketing, IT, product management and sales, development, logistics.