The uhlsport GmbH is a German sports goods manufacturer supplying a full range of equipment for team sports. Originally established in 1948 as Haase & Uhl OHG and later renamed Karl Uhl GmbH, the company became uhlsport GmbH in 1994. It is an international company which has its permanent headquarters in Balingen in Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany. The company was founded in 1948. Early production focussed on the manufacture of leather studs for football boots, and in 1953 uhlsport also began to produce football boot soles for sports shoe manufacturers. In the years which followed more products were added, including shinguards, sports bandages, footballs and goalkeeper gloves, until finally uhlsport GmbH had developed a full range of football equipment. Since 2002 the company has been operating a multi-brand strategy for football, handball and basketball.
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