from team sports to outdoor sports and raquet sports, these brands have placed their trust in BDE Sports for their distribution needs thus benefiting from the expertise of our teams.
Force XV: Created in 1985 to meet the needs of clubs, Force XV was the must-have brand of the 2000s. In the past, Force XV proudly kitted out legendary French clubs, such as S.U AGEN, C.A BRIVE and RC TOULON.
In 2018, BDE Sports bought the brand with the goal of winning back the rugby clubs. Sporting its new identity, Force XV made a comeback in 2019 with its pared-down dedicated rugby range designed to meet the challenging needs of all rugby players. The new range has been designed to resist the various stages of the game and adapt to the unique features of the sport.
Thanks to new classic line and pared-down models, Force XV showcases the French DNA of this brand’s timeless designs. ForceXV is French rugby!
Molten: A manufacturer of balls and sporting goods, Molten has been producing and selling top quality balls for handball, basketball, volleyball and football since 1958.
Molten’s philosophy, “For the real game”, sums up what we wish to achieve with our products and activities. Molten believes the real game is played with balls and sporting equipment of exemplary quality, combining innovative technologies with the artisan’s touch enabling athletes to optimise their performance without worrying about their equipment.
The game becomes real when athletes reach their full potential and push their performance to the limit. Motivated by the values of curiosity, perfection, expertise and versatility, Molten continues to raise global standards, and supplies balls and other sporting equipment to major leagues, teams and international tournaments.
Craft is a product of sweat and labour, snow and rain, failures and successes, and the euphoria felt when boundaries have been pushed to the limit.
For four decades, this Swedish brand has been delivering optimal performance through functional sportswear. And for almost as long, Craft has been involved in the world of sports: cross-country skiing, running and cycling.
The company’s expertise in the design of training and competition clothing that ensures optimal functionality is mainly the result of long and successful collaborations with some of the world’s elite athletes.
Guided by the values of competitiveness and functionality, in 2018 Craft launched a range dedicated to team sports including a collection for men, women and children thus able to equip the smallest club to the largest clubs.
Sports de raquettes
Yonnex: A Japanese company founded in 1946, Yonex started out manufacturing badminton raquets before branching out into tennis in the 1970s.
With its own production facilities in Japan, Yonex strives to produce equipment that is a close to perfect as possible in order to give athletes and sports men/women the tools they need to excel. Over the years, the brand has grown by successfully meeting a range of challenges to develop products that go beyond customer expectations.
A world-renowned tennis and badminton equipment manufacturer, Yonex supplies top athletes competing in major tournaments.
JW: Jack Wolfskin is one of the leading suppliers of outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment in Europe, as well as being the largest franchisor in its sector in Germany. Innovation, high quality and functionality characterise this brand’s products. Over the last few years, this outdoor specialist has conquered the market thanks to numerous material and product developments. Moreover, the brand hasalways been a trailbalzer when it comes to sustainability.
The company has been a member of the Fair Wear Foundation since 2010 and has been ranked in first place for five years running. Jack Wolfskin is also a partner of the bluesign® system and has been a member of the ‘Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals’ initiative since 2012.
Jack Wolfskin is all about the functionality, quality and innovation for all those who are more at home outdoors!
Turbøpell: Designed to aid snow removal, Turbøpell products are developed in Austria, a mountainous country where skiing is incredibly popular.
Turbøpell is an electric snow shovel that is three times faster than manual snow removal options, and does away with the need to prepare an oil/petrol mix. Its handy size ensures the product is accessible and easy to handle.
Turbøpell’s expertise in mountainous areas benefits both professionals and individuals.
SELECT Sport A/S is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hand-sewn balls. The innovative, Danish company with a long and exciting history manufactures around three million balls a year and is represented in major parts of the world, also exporting to over 50 countries. The company was founded in 1947 by Eigil Nielsen, the Danish national football team’s goal keeper. He participated in 28 national matches from 1940-1951 and won bronze with Denmark at the Olympic Games in London in 1948. In Eigil Nielsen’s days top players could not live solely from their sport so he chose to train as a sports psychologist and also had a job in the shoe and leather industry. Here he created the first SELECT football. In 1951 Eigil Nielsen entered into an agreement with the Danish Football Association on supplying footballs to the national football team’s matches. As something completely new, the SELECT football had no outside cord. This meant that the ball retained its round shape much better and that the cord was not a nuisance when kicking or heading. The improvement was a radical new invention.
At this time, all footballs were made up of eight sections of cow leather which most of all looked like a brown leather orange. Later 18 oblong strips were used before SELECT in 1962 introduced one of the greatest inventions in the history of football – the 32-section ball.
At the beginning of the 1970s Eigil Nielsen was again a forerunner when he and SELECT brought out a handball with 32 sections. In 1974 SELECT moved away from cow leather and made the first hand-sewn synthetic leather ball. This material quickly became the material of choice instead of real leather and today practically all balls are made of synthetic leather, regardless of brand.All sorts of football and handball tournaments are still played with balls based on Eigil Nielsen’s 32-section principle – just as all the balls produced in the world today are built on his innovation.
In addition to balls, the company’s range now comprises literally everything within equipment for particularly football, futsal and handball, including sports supports, sports care, goalkeeper gloves, boots and shoes, training equipment and clothing.
No need to introduce the brand with the 3 stripes! As part of Adidas’ strategic plan “own the game 2025”, one of the strong pillars of the brand’s growth is the acceleration on sports. Running, soccer, training and outdoor will therefore become the priority categories on which Adidas will focus its investments in order to attract and convert a maximum of consumers to the brand. The addition of Adidas to the Teamsport portfolio will position BDE Sports as the handball and volleyball specialist with the best products in the following categories: balls, apparel, footwear and protective gears.