Nike Inc.

Nike Inc.

Nike Inc is an international American company of Sportswear and equipment supplier. The company is the second around the world, just behind Adidas, but the corporation has other exclusive brands that have reached the same fame of the principal brand Nike. The big company was born in 1956 with the name “Blue Ribbon Sport”, a subsidiary installation of Japanese company “Onitsuka” of shoes called “Tiger”. The manager of this first store in California, United States was Phil Knight. Years later, Bill Bowerman, an ancient athletic trainer at the University of Oregon who had invented innovative sports equipment for athletes as lightweight shoes, joined Phil Knight to created Nike in January 25, 1964.


Phil Knight was the director of the company and Bill Bowman the creative Engineer of Nike. In this way Nike began an amazing history of innovation and development of Sportswear and equipment supplier. For this reason, in middle of the 70’s Nike broke relationships with the Japanese company “Onitsuka” and continued its own project. In the Early 80’s, Nike reached a great popularity among American people with its exclusive and resistant sports equipments; however, Reebok, its main competitor, grew very fast in the United States and gained some of Nike’s customers. Therefore, the company hired the famous basketball player called Michael Jordan to increase its sales in the United States which, in fact, meant Nike’s victory over Reebok.


Since 2000 Nike did not only make and sold Sportswear and Equipment suppliers, the company also bought some of the most prestigious brand of clothes and shoes like Converse, Umbro, among others. Nowadays, Nike is a worldwide known brand that is synonym of high quality and excellence.
 


Nike Inc. HeadQuarters

Nike Inc.

Street: One Bowerman Drive
City: Beaverton
State: OR
Zip Code: 97005

Contact Information

Phone: 1-800-344-6453
Website: http://www.nikebiz.com/
Stock Symbol: NKE

Company information

Profit: 0$
Revenues: 1907000000$
Investment: 19014000000$
Employees: 34400


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