Boards Help Rossignol Sales Gain 18%

Rossignol, the French ski, snowboard, and golf manufacturer, announced that its fiscal 2000 sales were up 18 percent due to demand for snowboards and golf equipment. It was anticipating an increase of ten percent for the present year.

Sales were 381-million euros ($346-million) the year ended March 31, up from 321-million in 1999, the company said.

“Winter sports products, for which global demand grew slightly, sold very well in Europe,” the company said.

The company reported that European demand helped snowboard sales gain 42 percent and golf equipment gain 49 percent.

On December 17, Rossignol announced it bought the Hot, Hammer, and A Snowboard brands and Grand Chavin factory where the brands are made.