Macron (sportswear)

Last updated
Macron S.p.A.
Type Private
Industry Textile
Founded1971;50 years ago (1971)
Headquarters,
Italy
Key people
  • Francesco Bormioli
  • (President)
  • Gianluca Pavanello
  • (CEO)
Products
RevenueIncrease2.svg 97,8mln (2018) [1]
Number of employees
320
Website macron.com

Macron S.p.A. is an Italian sporting apparel company, based in Crespellano, Bologna. It is considered a European leader in the production of active sportswear. [2]

Contents

Macron operates in three main business areas:

History

Persepolis' first kit in 2014-15 Persepolis FC Macron kit and Pejman Bazeghi.jpg
Persepolis' first kit in 2014-15

Macron was founded in 1971 as a distributor of American sportswear brands in Italy. [2] A major expansion of the organization took place in 1994, coincident with relocation and consolidation to Crespellano. [2]

Macron began providing teamwear to professional football in 2001, its first contract being with Bologna. [2] Expansion beyond the domestic Italian market began in 2005. [2]

In 2014, Macron secured a four-year agreement with Bolton Wanderers for naming rights to their home stadium, resulting in renaming in July 2014 to Macron Stadium. [3] Macron supplanted Reebok as the stadium namesake, and will provide the club's kit. [3]

Corporate governance

As of 2014, Macron's chief executive officer (CEO) was Gianluca Pavanello. [4] and the company's president was Francesco Bromioli. [5]

Sponsorships and customers

Macron sponsors or make a variety of organizations, teams and, events. In many cases, the wording of published accounts does not make a clear demarcation between a case where a team has purchased kit (aka uniforms or strip) versus those whose kit has been provided as a matter of sponsorship. The following is a partial list of these sponsorship/customer relationships.

Associations

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

National teams

Club teams

Football

International confederations

National teams

Africa
Europe
Asia
Americas

Domestic leagues

Referees

Macron is also the official referee kits supplier for the leagues:

Club teams

Albania

Algeria

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Bahrain

Belgium

Belarus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Canada

Chile

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

England

France

Germany


Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo [a]

Kuwait

Latvia

Lebanon

Lithuania

Luxembourg

North Macedonia

Malawi

Mali

Malta

Morocco

The Netherlands

Norway

Northern Ireland

Oman

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

Serbia

Singapore

Slovenia

Slovakia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uzbekistan

Wales

Futsal

Domestic Leagues

Club teams

Handball

National teams

Club teams

Rugby Union

National teams

Club teams

Rugby League

Weightlifting

Volleyball

National teams

Club teams

Wheelchair power hockey

Notes and references

Notes

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia . The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory . The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement . Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 96 out of the 193 United Nations member states . In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

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References

  1. "Macron, un successo che punta dritto alla Borsa" [Macron, a success that points straight to the stock market] (in Italian). 18 May 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Staff (24 Apr 2014). "Macron who? Bolton Wanderers' new stadium sponsor is one of Europe's top sportswear companies". The Bolton News .
  3. 1 2 "BWFC strike stadium and kit deal with Macron" (Press release). Bolton Wanderers. 25 Apr 2014.
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