Who are we ?

ABEO is a French Group and one of the global leaders in the sports and leisure equipment sector.

ABEO's activities are divided into 3 divisions :

  • Gymnastics and other sports

Gymnastics with the brands GYMNOVA, JANSSEN-FRITSEN, SPIETH GYMNASTICS and SPIETH AMERICA, who are among the ranks of the world leaders in this speciality. Between the four of them, they have participated in the Olympic Games 14 times: JANSSEN-FRITSEN was a supplier to the Beijing Games in 2008, GYMNOVA at London 2012, and SPIETH GYMNASTICS and GYMNOVA will supply the Rio Games in 2016. These four ABEO brands give the Group a strong presence on every continent.

Other sports, via SCHELDE SPORTS, which specialises in team sports - particularly basketball, O’JUMP, which specialises in wrestling and other combat sports, ADEC SPORT, a generalist Belgian company, ERHARD SPORT which specialises in equipping gymnasiums n Germany, CANNICE in China, BOSAN in the Netherlands.

  • "Sportainment" and Climbing, via ENTRE-PRISES, a global leader in artificial climbing walls, and TOP 30, DOCK 39 and CLIP'N CLIMB, FUN SPOT which specialises in the design and manufacture and distribution of equipment for amusement parks and particularly trampoline parks.
  • Locker room layouts, via FRANCE EQUIPEMENT, SANITEC, SUFFIXE, NAVIC, the market leaders in France, plus PROSPEC in the UK and the USA, META in Germany.

Each of ABEO's brands designs its own product range in its own design office, produces the products using its own subsidiaries, then markets and installs them.  This system gives each brand a great deal of autonomy.

ABEO coordinates the overall activities from its head office in Rioz (70 - Haute-Saône).  GYMNOVA and O'JUMP are based in Marseille, JANSSEN-FRITSEN in Helmond (Netherlands), SPIETH GYMNASTICS in Altbach (Germany), ENTRE-PRISES near Grenoble, TOP 30 in Aviles (Spain), FRANCE EQUIPEMENT, SUFFIXE in Rioz, SANITEC in Tours, PROSPEC in Rotherham (UK) and in Saint Louis (USA). Click here to see the Group's locations

Since 2010, ABEO has tripled its sales volume due to significant international expansion. ABEO makes a third of its sales in France, 52% in Europe and 18% in the rest of the world.

With 1700 employees, including 400 in France, ABEO's teams are spread over 50 sites.

ABEO is also involved in culture, occupational integration and humanitarian action.  The Group is particularly involved in the development of «Ateliers sans Frontières» and «Sports for Children Foundation», associations which recycle sports equipment to give it a second life.

ABEO's share capital is owned by Olivier Estèves, CEO, Jacques JANSSEN, Board member and a reference shareholder, CM - CIC Investissement, and the public.

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