ONE FOOTBALL HISTORY – uhlsport Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary
Balingen, 15th May 2023.
The Balingen-based sports equipment manufacturer, uhlsport, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in May, reflecting on decades as a driving innovator.
From a producer of football soles to a team sports expert, on its 75th anniversary, the sports equipment manufacturer remembers its beginnings. The company was founded in 1948 as a specialist for leather studs. Five years later, the production of soles for various sports shoe manufacturers began. In 1970, uhlsport expanded its product portfolio, and the first uhlsport goalkeeper gloves came onto the market. In 2010, the first sustainable shirt by uhlsport was launched. With this, the company started a process that it continues to follow. uhlsport aims to produce more sustainably and thus continuously reduce its ecological footprint.
„On the occasion of the 75th anniversary, we naturally look back with pride at our roots, but our goals are firmly focused on the future. As a technology-leading company in the sports equipment industry, we commit ourselves to continue to be at the pulse of time, always delivering more innovative and maximally sustainable solutions for the next generation of athletes“, says Melanie Steinhilber, Director of Markets, uhlsport GmbH.
„When thinking of 75 years of successful uhlsport history, we feel above all, great gratitude and, with all Swabian modesty, of course, a little pride. First and foremost, however, we feel a great responsibility for the future of our athletes and partners all over the world. Because the future needs origin, constant innovative power, and performance with passion! These are precisely the attributes that describe us as the uhlsport family in a relatively unique way and drive us anew every day to continue to grow successfully together“, says Dirk Lehner, CEO of uhlsport GmbH.