Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturers

Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturers

Overview

The 1,600 sporting and athletic goods manufacturers in the US design, engineer, and manufacture a wide range of sporting, athletic and fitness related goods and equipment. Products include sports equipment (excluding sports apparel and footwear) used to play team sports, like baseball, basketball, football, and hockey; individual sports, including golf, tennis, bowling, and swimming; fitness equipment; and products used in outdoor recreational activities, such as fishing, camping, hiking and rock climbing.

International Sourcing And Sales Risks

An increasing percentage of finished sporting and athletic goods and raw materials are being sourced from foreign countries, particularly China and other developing countries in Asia.

Protecting Brands And Distribution Rights

The marketing success of many sports and athletic goods manufacturers often depends on maintaining strong brand names, trademarks, and proprietary technologies or product designs.