EP and SCHELDE SPORTS are announced as Sole Supplier of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games: EP will be the climbing wall supplier, and SCHELDE SPORTS will be the 3x3 and 5x5 basketball supplier.
ABEO and its brand GYMNOVA become Official Supporters of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
GYMNOVA will be the official supplier for all gymnastics disciplines: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline.
Capital increase of 5 million euros in VOGOSCOPE in April 2023, in order to strengthen the commercial and technological partnership between ABEO and VOGO, with a view to developing joint commercial offers for several sports markets, particularly in North-America.
Designation of Spieth America as Official Supplier to the American Gymnastics Federation (FAG) for the 1st time in its history - until 2029.
Acquisition in June 2022 of the Dutch company BigAirBag, one of the world leaders in the field of inflatable reception areas.
Extension of the partnership between SCHELDE SPORTS and the FIBA (International Federation of Amateur BasketBall) for the supply of 3x3 basketball backboards for all international events until 2032.
Acquisition in November 2021 of the Belgian company EUROGYM (sale of gymnastic equipment, and also official distributor in Belgium of the Gymnova brand).
Participation from July 23 to August 8, 2021, in the Tokyo Olympic Games through 3 brands: EP (climbing walls), SPIETH (gymnastics) and SCHELDE (basketball and 3x3).
Signature in July 2021 of an agreement between ABEO and Jin Ling Sports for the creation of a Joint Venture aimed at the marketing of ABEO products in China. Jin Ling Sports is a Chinese sports equipment company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange that has supplied many major local and international sporting events in China.
At the end of 2020, creation by ABEO and VOGO of a Joint Venture dedicated to the global deployment of VOGOSCOPE.
In April 2020, to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, implementation of a performance plan at a group level aimed at amortizing the negative effects linked to the decline in activity by lowering the group's breakeven point. Enables the Group to get through the crisis and pursue its long-term value-creating development.
In February 2019, conclusion of a partnership between ABEO and Vivendi Sport, which has been designing and organizing sports competitions in Africa for more than 30 years, to develop and promote the practice of sport in sub-Saharan Africa.
In January 2019, signature of a partnership agreement between ABEO and VOGO for the joint development of an innovative equipment offer provided by VOGO, allowing the deployment of a turnkey solution for the live broadcasting of audiovisual content for customers of ABEO.
In November 2018, acquisition of the American company FUN SPOT Manufacturing LLC, specialized in Sportainment (activities combining Sport and Leisure), which designs, produces and distributes equipment for amusement parks and trampoline parks, including a Design agency in India.
In February 2018, acquisition of the Dutch company BOSAN NV (production/distribution of sports equipment in the Benelux region).
In January 2018, acquisition of the Chinese company Shandong Kangnas Sports (now CANNICE), which produces and distributes sports equipment in China, also the exclusive distributor in China of the SCHELDE, SPIETH and JANSSEN-FRITSEN brands.
In November 2017, acquisition of the company META Trennwandanlagen GmbH located near Cologne in Germany, manufacturer and distributor, and n°2 on the German market of sanitary cabins and layout solutions.
In January 2017, acquisition of SPORTSAFE UK, a sports equipment maintenance specialist in England with a base of more than 15,000 customer sites.
In November 2016, ABEO acquires the company ERHARD SPORT, specialized in the equipment of sports halls in Germany.
On October 11, 2016, ABEO went public in Paris IPO and raised €22.2 million to bolster its international development strategy.
Participation during the summer of 2016 in the Rio Olympic Games for GYMNOVA, SPIETH and SCHELDE, as part of a consortium designated official supplier of the Olympic Games, for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics and basketball equipment. ACMAN provides the platforms, as it did in London in 2012.
Takeover of SANITEC assets by the ABEO’s Changing rooms division.
Acquisition of a majority stake in the company CLIP N'CLIMB (New Zealand), which has developed an innovative concept of fun climbing composed of standardized modules.
Acquisition of the Dutch group JANSSEN-FRITSEN, one of the world leaders in gymnastics and sports equipment, in particular thanks to its brands SPIETH, JANSSEN FRITSEN and SCHELDE. This operation marks a major step in ABEO's progress and considerably strengthens its potential on international markets.
Acquisitions of the Spanish company TOP 30, specializing in climbing walls, of SPIETH-ANDERSON, gymnastics equipment in Canada and the United States, of PROSPEC in the United Kingdom, one of the leaders in the English market for cabins and changing rooms, and NAVIC, a major player in France in changing room equipment for swimming pools and winter sport resorts.
Participation of GYMNOVA as official and exclusive supplier of the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as of O'JUMP (for wrestling mats) and ACMAN (for platforms).
CM-CIC Investissement acquires a stake in ABEO (which became Crédit Mutuel Equity in 2019).
Creation of the ABEO holding company for the acquisition of the ISD Group, which notably includes the companies GYMNOVA, the French leader in gym equipment, and ENTRE-PRISES (later EP), inventor of the artificial climbing wall. With FRANCE EQUIPEMENT, these 3 companies are at the origin of each of the 3 divisions of ABEO: SPORT, CLIMBING and LOCKERS.
Settle of the head office in Rioz, which brings together 3 companies: FRANCE EQUIPEMENT, ACMAN (bought in 1984) and SUFFIXE (bought in 1998).
Olivier ESTEVES succeeds to his father as CEO and begins the refocusing of FRANCE EQUIPEMENT around the “Changing room” activities.
Taken over by Bernard ESTEVES (father of the current CEO, Olivier ESTEVES) as part as an employee buyout of the company FRANCE EQUIPEMENT, created in 1955. At the time, FRANCE EQUIPEMENT was a general distributor of equipment for local public authorities (sports equipment, changing rooms, signage, play area facilities in public parks, etc.)