Kappa (company)

Kappa was founded as a sock firm in Turin, Italy, in 1916 but didn’t become ‘Kappa’ until 1967. Kappa became a household name because of its European football culture, kitting out the likes of Man City, Juventus, Barcelona and even the US Olympic team in 1984. Now, however, Kappa has evolved into a fashion heritage brand; the logo is so iconic and recognised that its hard to miss someone wearing a Kappa piece.

Kappa
Public company
Industry Sports equipment, Textile
Headquarters Turin, Italy
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Marco Boglione (President)
Gianni Crespi (CEO)
Products Clothing, Footwear, Sportswear
Revenue 111 million[1]
Parent BasicNet S.p.A.
Website www.kappa.com

Kappa is an Italian sportswear brand founded in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.[2]

Sponsorships

The following teams wear uniforms manufactured and provided by Kappa:

Formula 1

On 20 February 2018, it was announced Kappa began a partnership with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, supplying the team and drivers with gear, and featuring the logo on the cars' headrests.[3]

Football

National teams

Associations and leagues

Kappa is the official football supplier for the following leagues, referees and associations:

Club teams

Basketball

National teams

Club teams

Baseball

Club teams

Boxing

Golf

National teams

Players

Ice hockey

Field hockey

National teams

Rugby League

Club teams

Rugby Union

Club teams

Volleyball

Club teams

Skiing

National teams

Music

Kappa sponsored Scottish band Mogwai - the notes to their album Come On Die Young included a line stating "Mogwai wear Kappa clothing"; they also named a track on the album after the brand. [10]

See also

Excludes articles found in Category:Sportswear brands.

References

  1. ^ BasicNet 2013 financial report
  2. ^ http://kappa-usa.com/
  3. ^ https://www.sauberf1team.com/news/kappa-becomes-official-partner-of-the-alfa-romeo-sauber-f1-team-2
  4. ^ "Kappa firma il pallone della Serie B ConTe.it 2017/18" [Kappa signs as the ball of the 2017–18 Serie B ConTe.it] (in Italian). Milan: Lega B. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Kledinglijn". aswh.nl. Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht: ASWH. Retrieved 2017-07-23. Kappa levert de kleding voor ASWH. Dit is het tenue dat door de spelers tijdens de wedstrijden gedragen dient te worden. Andere merken zijn niet toegestaan.
  6. ^ "Kappa, la indumentaria de Argentina por cuatro años" at Confederación Argentina de Basquet website, 15 May 2013 Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - Singapore, FIBA.com, Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ BBL Media (2016-01-13). "KAPPA POISED TO DOMINATE BASKETBALL APPAREL IN UK FROM 2016-17". bbl.org.uk. British Basketball League. Retrieved 2017-07-23. Leading international sportswear brand Kappa will become the official and exclusive apparel sponsor to the British professional basketball leagues and Great Britain national teams.
  9. ^ Durandt slams SA promoters website, 10 October 2013
  10. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Mogwai-Come-On-Die-Young/release/5930644

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