Babolat Logo – Babolat is a French company based in Lyon, specializing in the manufacture of sports goods and surgical son. The brand became famous thanks to its know-how to rope in hose for natural racket of tennis. The company Babolat is wholly owned by the family of the same name. Babolat sells ropes, racquets and tennis shoes and badminton grips and overgrip, antivibration, tennis balls, shuttlecocks, clothes, sports bags, stringing machines and surgical son.
In 1875, a year after the invention of tennis official, Pierre Babolat created the first tennis strings in natural casings at the request of English Bussey. Until then, the company Babolat family was specialized in processing sheep casings for sausages, stringed musical instruments and surgical sutures. The rope VS is created in 1925. Babolat became international in 1950. In 1955, the brand makes a first nylon rope through collaboration with businesses and families Witt jersey. In 1958, she launched the Babol, coated to protect ropes hose.
Eric Babolat was named president in 2001. The manufacture of tennis balls was launched in 2001 through a partnership with a subsidiary of the Japanese group Sumitomo, then that of tennis shoes, in partnership with Michelin, through its subsidiary Michelin Lifestyle Limited, in 2003. In 2005, the company adopts a new logo. In 2008, Babolat is collaborating with Emporio Armani for making a racket. The launch of a range of badminton shoes, always in partnership with Michelin, occurs in 2009.