Leading golf footwear innovator, ECCO Golf, and Sydney-based American Golf Supplies Pty Ltd have announced a new partnership which will see AGS become the distributor of ECCO Golf shoes in Australia.
Private company AGS, established 50 years ago and owned by Paul and Kim Roser for the past two decades, is the Australian distributor for PING clubs, bags and accessories and has 24 staff operating nationally.
“We are delighted at the opportunity to represent ECCO Golf in the Australian golf market,” said Paul Roser.
“ECCO is a privately-owned company committed to making the highest quality product with technical innovation. Our goal will be to make the ECCO golf shoes broadly available to the Australian golfers where they currently play and shop,” he added.
The deal comes following the recent appointment of Jesper Thuen as ECCO Golf’s Head of Asia-Pacific. Jesper, former Global Marketing Manager at ECCO Golf, sees Australia as key growth region.
“Paul, Kim and the team at AGS are the perfect partner for ECCO Golf in Australia. They know the golf business inside out, and I’m excited about the distribution network and expertise that they can offer,” commented Thuen.
“Most importantly, their passion for our products is already shining through, and I’m sure this will filter down to the retailer and ultimately the Australian consumer in time,” he added.
AGS is headquartered in the southern Sydney suburb of Caringbah, where they also have a comprehensive warehouse facility.
ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide. ecco.com