One of the top sports brands in the world, PUMA is known for designing products for world-class athletes and sports teams, whether they compete in basketball, football, golf, jogging and training, or racing. They even have low impact sports bras for women. Herzogenaurach, Germany, is home to PUMA’s headquarters, and more than 14,000 people work there from more than 120 different nations.
The History of PUMA
PUMA’s long-standing tradition of producing high-quality athletic goods started with the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory, established by Rudolf and Adolf Dassler in their German home in 1919. 28 years later, the brothers fell out and went separate ways. Rudolf Dassler relocated to a another building that belonged to the family and established PUMA. He converted this storage building into a factory with the aid of 14 workers. And the rest was history.
PUMA Sports: Functionality & Leisure
From team sports, like football and rugby, to individual sports, PUMA supplies athletes with the best equipment on the fields, tracks and courses. Off the field, PUMA’s belief that sports is a lifestyle is seen in their stylish sports apparel designs that can be worn anywhere, anytime.
PUMA’s Business Philosophy
PUMA choose to push for change and pave the way with fashion and sportswear. As a business that incorporates sustainability into their operations, PUMA’s 10FOR25 sustainability strategy supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals focusing on 10 key sustainability areas by working closely with stakeholders.
PUMA strives to be on the forefront of innovation to meet our athletes’ needs, with adaptive Dynamics as one of the principles that guides PUMA Innovation. This principle is the pursuit of creating products that adapt to human body movement and the environment based on thermoregulation, movement or fit, which led to the creation of PUMA’s self-lacing Fit Intelligence Training Shoe.
Turning Intent Into Action
Because PUMA is committed to leveraging its platform to promote change and does not accept racism, discrimination, or police brutality, the company created the hashtag #REFORM to combat social injustice. PUMA donates to organisations and projects that promote the Black Lives Matter movement in an effort to empower all Black voices in the workplace.