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What Adidas products are made in what country?

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An exhaustive list of every Adidas product and where it is manufactured is not available as of September 2014. However, the company works with more than 1,200 independent factories, and its products are manufactured in 65 countries. As of 2013, the top 15 countries by number of supplier sites were the United States, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Turkey and Spain.

A list of all the company's suppliers is available for download on the Adidas website. According to Adidas, it is one of the few companies in the industry to offer this information publicly. Adidas manages production through a supply chain structure. There are five broad categories of suppliers, including main suppliers, subcontractors, licensees, agents, and materials and other service providers. A flowchart detailing the chain of command between the Adidas group and the five categories of suppliers is also available on Adidas' website.

The Adidas brand is best known for manufacturing sportswear and footwear. It is an international corporation with seven headquarters in four countries. Adidas Global Brand HQ is located in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Headquarters are also located in Canton, Mass.; Portland, Ore.; and Carlsbad, Calif.; Costa del Este in Panama; Amsterdam in the Netherlands; and Taikoo Shing, Island East, in Hong Kong.

Sources:

  1. adidas-group.com

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