Posts tagged as Head

  • Thursday, August 8th 2013

    Head sees a rise in sales and a fall in debts

    by Markus Huber

    Sports equipment manufacturers Head report an increase in sales of 1.2 percent for the first six months of the financial year, reaching almost €134.2 million. Turnover in their snow sports division dipped by 2.2 percent to €22.3 million. Diving remained stable at €28.4 million, while sportswear fell by 4 percent to €3.2 million. Franchise businesses […]

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2013

    Dobotex and Head agree on license for underwear and socks

    by Markus Huber

    Head Sport has granted a license for socks and underwear to Dobotex, the Dutch specialty company for socks and other garments. The new partnership is effective from the beginning of next year and is set to cover all of Europe. Dobotex will develop a line of performance underwear and ski socks as well as socks […]

  • Thursday, March 14th 2013

    Buoyant tennis makes up for weak winter at Head


    Head saw its sales inch up by 1.2 percent to €343.2 million last year, as buoyant sales of racquet sports products made up for a decline of 10.9 percent in the Austrian group’s winter sports sales. Yet still, its turnover would have dropped by 1.6 percent in constant currencies. Due to a sagging gross margin […]

  • Tuesday, January 8th 2013

    Novak and Maria score for Head


    Head boasts that its U.S. racquet sports business, Head Racquet Sports USA, achieved its best ever results last year. The company said that the Head and Penn brands both managed a double-digit sales hike, even though they already had a strong share in the U.S. market at the start of the year. Head attributed this […]

  • Wednesday, November 28th 2012

    Secret testing for Djokovic’ new Speed racket

    by Markus Huber

    Head Tennis has already begun to make a big buzz out about Novak Djokovic’ new Speed racquet, which will premier at the Australian Open next January. In a James-Bond-like film on Youtube, the Serbian tennis star is shown secretely testing a black prototype of the new product, but it cannot be properly seen in the trailer […]

  • Tuesday, September 25th 2012

    Head makes new inroads into the bike sector

    by Markus Huber

    Head has granted a license for the development and the sale of Head branded bikes in Austria and some Eastern European countries, according to, the German online news service for the bicycle industry. The collection was presented at the first edition of a new Austrian trade show, Best of Bike, in Salzburg last week. The licensee […]

  • Thursday, August 9th 2012

    Tennis lifts Head


    Head has been enjoying a buoyant year so far, with a sales increase of 12.1 percent to €132.6 million for the first half, a jump of 8.9 percent in constant currencies. The rise was driven by sales of racquet sports products, which advanced by 15.7 percent. The Austrian company’s net loss was reduced to €10.1 […]

  • Thursday, May 10th 2012

    Head predicts weak winter sales


    Head warned that its sales should shrink in the second half of the year, as the weak sell-out of winter sports products in the last season was expected to cause a substantial decline in the international ski market this year. The Austrian company said that this was affecting its pre-orders of winter sports products. However, […]

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2012

    Head’s margins fall on stable overall sales


    Head posted net profit of only €338,000 for 2011, down from €7,324,000 in the previous year, and the operating margin fell to 4.1 percent from 7.5 percent. The group’s total revenues declined by 1.3 percent at Head in the course of 2011, and they were flat in constant currencies. The poor snow conditions caused the […]

  • Sunday, January 29th 2012

    Head coordinates sales in Central Europe


    Rainer Schramm, who has been the managing director of Head Germany since May 2000, has been promoted to the position of vice president of the group, reporting directly to Johan Eliasch, chief executive of the group, with additional responsibilities. From March 2012, Schramm will take on the position of European sales coordinator, handling relations with […]