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Adidas Hardware Production

Adidas is a global brand of sports shoes and apparel. The company makes and sells products in three main categories that include sports shoes, apparel and hardware. Hardware made by Adidas includes accessories and gear used in sports. China was the largest producer country of Adidas hardware (accessories and gear) in 2022. It alone accounted for 28% of the company’s production of hardware followed by Turkey at 25% and Pakistan at 21%. Overall, Adidas produced 117 million units of accessories and gear in 2022 compared to 116 million units in 2021.

The company has established an efficient global network of distribution centers that includes 66 distribution centers. 23 of these distribution centers are owned and operated by the company itself, while its logistics partners operate the remaining 43 distribution centers.

YearHardware (Million Units)
2022117
2021116
2020100
2019127
2018113
2017110
2016109
2015113
201499
201394

In 2020, Adidas produced only 100 million units of hardware (effect of the pandemic), compared to 127 million units in the prior year. However, in 2021, the production of accessories and gear increased to 116 million units.

Net Hardware production by Adidas grew to 127 million units in 2019 compared to 113 million units in 2018.