September 23, 2017 10:15 AM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Speedo International Limited

Company Overview

Speedo International Limited designs and manufactures swimwear for men, women, and kids. The company provides jammers, swimshorts, briefs, aquashorts, swimsuits, legsuits, tankinis and two-pieces, maternity suits, baby and toddler products, snorkel sets, swim toys, and goggles; racing suits, goggles, and caps; and accessories, such as caps, training aids, bags, towels, footwear, and swim accessories. It markets and sells its products through its stores and retailers, as well as online. The company was incorporated in 1928 and is based in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Speedo International Limited operates as a subsidiary of Pentland Group plc.

Speedo House

Enterprise Way

NG2 Business Park

Nottingham,  NG2 1EN

United Kingdom

Founded in 1928

Phone:

44 11 5855 5000

Fax:

44 11 5910 5005

Key Executives for Speedo International Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Co-President
Brand President of Speedo Worldwide
Head of Global Retail
Vice President of Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Speedo International Limited Key Developments

Speedo Joins Forces with Aquaphysical and International Fitness Enthusiasts to Launch New Multi Functional Collection

Speedo has joined forces with global fitness trend, aquaphysical to celebrate the launch of H2O Active, a versatile eco-friendly new work out collection for women to wear in AND out of the water. Floatfit®, a low-impact, cross-training workout on water by aquaphysical demonstrates the full potential of the H2O Active collection, with classes incorporating a mix of both water and land based exercises using the aquabase® board. The H2O Active range is constructed from chlorine-resistant POWERFLEX ECO fabric. This fabric includes 78% ECONYL® yarn - an innovative nylon fibre made from regenerated plastics including abandoned fishing nets that might otherwise harm animals in the ocean.

Misfit and Speedo Unveils Speedo Shine 2

Misfit and Speedo announced the launch of their second Speedo-branded activity, swim, and sleep tracker, Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition, powered by Speedo, known as Speedo Shine 2. The result of Misfit and Speedo’s long-term partnership, Speedo Shine 2 is available for $119.99. Speedo Shine 2 is the next generation of Speedo Shine, the first device of its kind designed with swimmers in mind. Misfit and Speedo’s proprietary lap counting algorithms track a swimmer’s lap count with accuracy and work for all stroke types. New features with Speedo Shine 2 include: A vibration motor and multicolor lights, enabling multi-faceted user feedback — see progress and tell time in a halo of rainbow-colored lights, or get motivated with Misfit Move activity reminders; A countdown swim timer — users pick a time to swim and Speedo Shine 2 provides a gentle vibe alert when a workout is complete; Text and call notifications and a silent vibe alarm; Misfit Link compatibility, turning Speedo Shine 2 into a music remote, selfie trigger, presentation clicker, or button to enable a variety of smart home devices and web services. Speedo Shine 2 features Misfit’s most advanced hardware and firmware, which offers dramatically improved touch responsiveness with capacitive touch technology, faster syncing, and an extended Bluetooth range. Its 12 lights display over 16 million colors and are bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight. Additionally, Misfit will enable all Misfit Ray and Misfit Shine 2 devices with Speedo and Misfit’s world-class swim tracking and lap counting technology via an in app-purchase of $9.99. With this and future updates, Misfit users can customize and enhance their app experience based on the activities and features that matter most to them. Speedo Shine 2 is the next generation of Speedo Shine, the first device of its kind designed with swimmers in mind. Proprietary lap counting algorithms embedded in the device’s firmware track a swimmer’s lap count with accuracy and work for all stroke types. Crafted from clear anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, Speedo Shine 2 is water resistant to 50 meters. Even thinner than its predecessor, Speedo Shine 2 is meant to be worn both in and out of the water, and also tracks walking, running, cycling, and light and deep sleep. Speedo Shine 2 never requires charging, using a coin-cell battery to power the device for up to 6 months. Speedo Shine 2 syncs with the Misfit app for iOS and Android and displays laps and swim distance, along with calories burned and points earned. Compatible with Misfit Link, the groundbreaking software experience, Speedo Shine 2 is more than just an activity tracker — it’s now a remote to connect with the world. Communicate with friends, turn lights on, change music, take a selfie, and more, all with a triple tap.

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