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.
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Salming: Salming’s personality has been shaped by its sporting legacy and roots. Börje Salming, founder of the company and professional ice-hockey player, created the brand for those “who train hard and don’t make excuses.”
Salming’s is guided by the desire for performance and passion. It creates products for handball, squash, trail and running to meet the demands of sports men/women by helping them improve their performance.
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.
Ranna: The founders of Ranna, former high-level footballers, realised that the socks sold on the market were not adapted and optimised for playing football.
Unable to find satisfactory alternatives or a brand that shared their ethical and social values, the Alsatian brand developed its first technical non-slip socks for football – 100% Made in France.
The brand aims to change production models, restore understanding between athletes and equipment manufacturers, and create proximity with athletes to get closer to what is important: passion and performance.
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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.
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NOX: Created in 2009, NOX is a Spanish company specialising in padel tennis.
One of the leading padel tennis brands on the market, Nox strengthed its position further in 2019 when it was appointed ‘Offical Raquet’ of the World Padel Tour. The legendary player, Miguel Lamperti and the young firebrand Agustin Tapia, are the main ambassadors of the brand on the professional circuit.
Bliz: Created in 2007, Bliz offers sports glasses, goggles and masks. The products are painstakingly developed to a high quality to meet athletes’ exacting standards and requirements.
The performance of the products and accessories offer unbeatable versatility and flexibility plus the vast majority of products can be customised with unique designs and bespoke properties.
With 30 years of Scandinavian expertise, Bliz glasses are specially designed for sports such as skiing, cycling and running. The Swedish brand also produces ski and cycle helmets.
Advenate: Motivated by their enthusiasm for mountaineering sports and with the aim of improving the existing offering, the company was founded in 2016.
Freerider and cross-country ski enthusiast Matthias Werz wanted to improve existsing products and skiiers’ safety by creating the Advenate airbag backpack. The backpack combines an Alpride 2.0 150-litre Airbag featuring an innovative fully-integrated breathing system able to separate out and divert CO2 from fresh air; the Advenate backpack has been designed to help breathing in the event of burying in snow.
Numerous awards and prizes attest to the brand’s lofty ambitions and are the basis for new top-of-the-range developments.
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!
Auclair: In 1945, Renée and Mathieu Auclair founded their fashion glove and mitten company.
Over the years, Auclair gained expertise in the design and manufacture of sporting gloves for major brands, such as Arctic Cat and Bombardier. In 1972, the company decided to focus exclusively on producing sporting gloves. There is an Auclair item for all sports from Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and mountaineering to winter hiking, biking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Today, the Auclair brand is among the oldest and most respected glove brands in North America.
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.