The Salomon Group (also just known as Salomon) is a globally operating French sports equipment manufacturing company that originated in Annecy, Rhône-Alpes. The company was started in 1947 by François Salomon, his wife, and son Georges (1925-2010). In 1997, it was acquired by Adidas in a $1Bn deal.
The family’s metalworking shop opened in 1947 to produce saw blades. They soon adapted their equipment to make steel edges for skis and progressed to cable bindings. Bindings were the primary focus until 1979, when the rear-entry SX90 ski boot was introduced; skis came a decade later. Taylor Made golf was acquired by the company in the mid-1980s.
Salomon currently does not have a global CEO, as the business is separated between Winter Sports, Footwear and Apparel. Heikki Takala is the CEO of its mother group, Amer Sports, headquartered in Helsinki (Finland). The US operations of Salomon are located in Ogden, Utah