Mizuno to buy Senoh

COLUMBUS, Ohio — According to a statement by Mizuno Corporation, the sporting-goods company will purchase all shares of fellow Japanese company, Senoh Corp., for 7.98 billion yen ($100 Million) from the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp. of Japan.

Senoh, originally founded in 1908, is a Japanese sporting equipment manufacturer that constructs hardware for sports and exercise equipment.

As the worldwide exclusive Senoh distributor for North, Central, and South America, Sports Imports is excited that Senoh has become a part of another long-standing and recognized supporter in the advancement of sporting apparel and equipment.

“Sports Imports congratulates Mizuno on the acquisition of Senoh Corporation,” said Norm Cook, president at Sports Imports. “We look forward to continuing our 40-year relationship with the combined company to provide the highest quality sporting equipment available to our customers.”

Founded in 1976, Sports Imports is a recognized authority in national and international volleyball competitions. Often credited with bringing safe net systems to the sport, Sports Imports products can be seen everywhere people play volleyball; from middle school gyms to the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship and all the way to the Olympic Games.

Sports Imports continues to bring expert knowledge in design, engineering and manufacturing of the safest, most durable and easy-to-set up net systems in the world.