Lowa acquire Riko Sport
14.01.2020 | The 1st July 2019 was a decisive day for LOWA and its brand history. Because it was on this day that the company acquired its long-time production partner Riko Sport. With that, it gained its own primary production facility in Slovakia under its umbrella. A big step for the Jetzendorf-based company. With this, its employee numbers grew from about 250 at its headquarters to more than 2,250 globally.
Italian footwear specialist Riko Sport S.r.l manufactures approximately 12,000 pairs of LOWA shoes daily in its production facilities in Slovakia (RIALTO s.r.o). LOWA and Riko Sport share a long term partnership. The footwear specialist has been making LOWA shoes since 1992. For LOWA, the acquisition of the production facilities is of course an important step, and a fundamental building block as a part of its long-term sustainable company strategy. That is because LOWA has specifically focussed in its production on “Made in Europe” to ensure top quality, fair working conditions and shorter transport distances.