Who are we ?


ABEO is a French group positioned among the main global leaders in the sports and leisure equipment sector.

ABEO’s activities are divided into 3 divisions:

  • The « SPORT » division: gymnastics, PE, and team sports (basketball, …)

ABEO is the world leader in its market for gymnastics equipment and facilities, through its brands GYMNOVA, SPIETH and JANSSEN-FRITSEN.

Between the three of them, they have participated in more than 15 Olympic Games: JANSSEN-FRITSEN supplied the Beijing Games in 2008, GYMNOVA at London in 2012, SPIETH and GYMNOVA supplied the Rio Games in 2016, and SPIETH supplied the equipment in Tokyo in 2021.

Alongside these 3 brands, which ensure the Group a strong presence on every continent, there is also SCHELDE SPORTS, a specialist in team sports and in particular basketball, partner of FIBA ​​(International Basketball Federation), supplier of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 in basketball and 3x3; O'JUMP, which specializes in gym mats and combat sports; ERHARD SPORT, specialist in gym equipment in Germany, BOSAN in the Netherlands and CANNICE in China.

  • The « CLIMBING & SPORTAINMENT» division: climbing and sporting leisure

ABEO is present throughout the world with the EP brand (formerly ENTRE-PRISES), the world leader in artificial climbing walls, alongside DOCK 39, CLIMBAT and CLIP'N CLIMB brands, as well as FUN SPOT, which specializes in the design, the production and distribution of equipment for “amusement parks” and in particular trampoline parks.

EP notably provided the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 when rock climbing became an Olympic sport for the first time.

  • The «CHANGING ROOMS » division: changing room layouts, cabins, cupboards, and lockers

This activity is organized around the brands FRANCE EQUIPEMENT, SANITEC, NAVIC in France, PROSPEC in England and META in Germany.

Each of the ABEO brands designs its products in its own design office, manufactures them in dedicated subsidiaries, markets them and installs them. Each entity has a great deal of operating autonomy.

coordinates all activities from its head office in Rioz (70 - Haute-Saône) and its secondary office in Lyon (69 - Rhône). 

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With a tripling of its activity since 2010, the development of the group (which generates 75% of its sales internationally) has been steady, with approximately 80% of its turnover in Europe, 10% in North America and 10% in the rest of the world, and a presence of subsidiaries in 11 countries, close to their markets. With more than 1,400 employees, including nearly a third in France, ABEO teams are spread over nearly 30 operational sites.

Listed on the stock exchange since October 2016, its capital is shared between Olivier ESTEVES, Chairman CEO and founder, majority shareholder, Jacques JANSSEN, director and also reference shareholder, Crédit Mutuel Equity, Fonds Nobel, BPI France and the public.




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