Introduced in 1969 by the Raleigh Bicycle Company of Nottingham, England, the Raleigh Chopper is the most iconic children’s bicycle.
Founded in 1857 as the Furt and Packard Shoe Company and soon thereafter named Field and Flint Company, FootJoy is the number one seller of golf shoes and gloves in the United States.
Founded in 1932 by blacksmith Anders Winther, Winther is a manufacturer of quality bikes for kids and adults, mostly known for its iconic model 405 tricycle.
Founded in 1905 by Charles Beckman, Red Wing is an American footwear company based in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Founded in 1945 by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler as a dollhouse furniture company, Mattel is the manufacturer of the original Barbie fashion doll.
First launched in 1994 and developed especially for competitive sport, the Subaru Impreza WRX STi is one of the most successful rally cars ever.
Introduced in 1968 by Adidas for the 1968 European Football Championship, the iconic Telstar was the first football to be decorated with black pentagons.
Founded in 1898 by Wilhelm Abt, who would later take over manufacturer of forks Victoria, Freund Victoria is a leading manufacturer of garden tools.
Originally introduced in 1934 by B. Aronstein & Co. in Flushing, New York, Dr. Ph. Martin’s manufactures the world’s most iconic watercolour ink.
Founded in 1935 by David M. Clark, David Clark Company has pioneered air and space crew protective equipment, with products ranging from headphones to anti-G suits.
Founded in 1914 by John Ryan and George Deike as Mine Safety Appliances, MSA was originally a manufacturer of safety appliances for the mining industry.
Founded in 1781 by William Asprey as a silk printing business, Asprey is a manufacturer of leather goods, jewellery, silverware and home goods.
Founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt, Carhartt is an American clothing company, mostly known for its work clothes such as jackets, overalls and coveralls.
Founded in 1884 by Karl and Nicolas Elsener, Victorinox is the biggest manufacturer of pocket knives in the world, mostly known for its Swiss Army knives
Founded in 1892 by French chemist Claude Chavant, Chavant produces the most iconic non-drying sculpting clay.
Founded in 1896 by Conrad Hubert as the American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company, Eveready is a leading manufacturer of battery brands.
Founded in 1924 by A.F. Siebert in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Tool Corporation is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools for professional users.
Founded in 1979 by Roger Cleveland as ‘Cleveland Classics’, Cleveland Golf is a manufacturer of golf equipment, mostly known for its innovative wedges.
Founded in 1962 by drummer Jim Marshall as a shop selling drums, Marshall Amplification is the world’s leading manufacturer of music amplifiers, and speaker cabinets.
Founded in 1918 by Sentarō Kuwahara as a small family enterprise, the Kuwahara Bicycle Company started business by selling bicycle parts wholesale.
In 1982, Peter Rasch invented a device that could automatically clean a swimming pool. He decided to work with Maytronics to develop the world’s first robotic pool cleaner.
Founded in 1932 by Jacob Bloch, Bloch is one of the most prestigious dance brands, mostly known for its unequalled pointe shoes.
Founded in 1905 by Maurice Goudard and Marcel Mennesson as a manufacturer of radiators, Solex is mostly known for launching the first powered bicycle, the VéloSoleX.
Founded in 1868 by Linus Yale Jr. and Henry R. Towne, Yale is a leading lock manufacturer and inventor of the pin tumbler lock.
Founded in 1890 by Alfred Grace Thompson, Kookaburra is a sports equipment company, mostly known for manufacturing the most iconic cricket ball.
Founded in 1949 as the Japan Stationery Co., Pentel is a privately held Japanese manufacturer of stationery products, credited for inventing the world’s first felt-tipped pen.
Founded in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane, Penguin Books is a British publishing house, mostly known for its iconic paperback books.
Founded in 1920 by Joseph Johnson and William Seidemann as the Snap-on Wrench Company, Snap-on is a manufacturer of high-end tools for professional users.
Founded in 1911 by Carl A. Grundén, Grundén is the most iconic manufacturer of durable foul weather garments.
Founded in 1958 as a companion company to J.W. Foster and Sons (est. 1895), Reebok is an athletic footwear and apparel company, specialized in fitness.
Founded in 1949 by Heinz Kettler, Kettler is a German manufacturer of riding toys, exercise equipment and garden furniture.
Founded in 1823 by cobbler William Gilbert, Gilbert is the leading manufacturer of sports equipment for rugby union and netball.
Founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard, Specialized is a manufacturer of high performance bicycles, mostly known for introducing the world’s first mountain bike.
Founded in 1982 by textile mogul Ely Callaway Jr., Callaway Golf Company is a leading manufacturer of golf equipment.
Founded in 1761 by Kaspar Faber, Faber-Castell is one of the world’s largest and oldest manufacturers of pencils and art supplies.
Founded in 1937, Volkswagen AG is a German car manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Founded in 1947 as a metal workshop, Igloo Products is one of the largest manufacturers of ice chests and beverage dispensers.
Founded in 1793 and operated and owned by the Max Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe.
Founded in 1949 by Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler, Adidas is a designer and manufacturer of sports shoes, clothing and accessories.
Founded in 1924 by August Bremicker, Abus (an acronym for August Bremicker und Söhne) is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle locks.
Founded in 1966 by John Bowers, Bowers & Wilkins is a manufacturer of audio equipment, mostly known for its loudspeakers.
Founded in 1918 by C.N. Williamson and E.E. ‘Colonel’ Dickie as the US Overall Company, Dickies is a leading manufacturer of workwear.
Founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman as Woodman Labs Inc., GoPro is an American technology company mostly known for its action cameras.
Founded in 1895 in Germany, Hoechstmass is the world’s leading manufacturer of tape measures and roller tape measures.
Founded in 1935 by Alfred Kärcher, Kärcher is the world market leader in cleaning technology, mostly known for its high-pressure cleaners.
Founded in 1981 by Gerard Karsten, Karsten is the manufacturer of the world’s first inflatable tent.
Initially, a roadster was an American term for a two-seat car with no weather protection. By the 1970s, usage of the term evolved to open two-seat cars of sporting appearance or character.
Founded in 1977 by Jake Burton Carpenter, Burton Snowboards played an important role in turning snowboarding from a backyard hobby into a world-class sport.
Founded in 1992 as Aero Products International, Aerobed is the leading manufacturer of premium, technologically-advanced air beds.
Sorel was introduced in 1962 by A.R. Kaufman, whose family business Kaufman Rubber Co. started making boots in 1907.