ASICS is a Japanese sports equipment multinational company. The company mainly produces various sports shoes and sports equipment. In recent years, the company’s running shoes have been rated as top performance footwear.
ASICS was established as Onizuka Co., Ltd. on September 1, 1949. The founder Kihachiro Onizuka started manufacturing basketball shoes in his hometown of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. On October 4, 2011, ASICS announced that the company replaced the German manufacturer Adidas as the new official kit manufacturer for the Australian cricket team.
ASICS has a stock code of 7936 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan. The chairman is Kiyomi Wada and the president is Oyama Motoi. In 2013, there were 5937 employees.
As of March 31, 2012, ASICS revenue was 247.7 billion yen, operating income was 19.6 billion yen, and net income was 12.6 billion yen.
ASICS subsidiaries include:
ASICS Europe BV ASICS
Sports Company ASICS
Tiger Company ASICS
Tiger Brazil Company ASICS
Tiger Oceana Holdings Company
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