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Page Industries Ltd., located in Bangalore, India are the exclusive licensees of JOCKEY International Inc. (USA) for manufacture and distribution of the JOCKEY® brand Innerwear/Leisurewear for Men and Women in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh ,Nepal and UAE. Page Industries is also the exclusive licensee of Speedo International Ltd. for the manufacture, marketing and distribution of the Speedo brand in India.

The Company was set up in 1994 with the key objective of bringing the world renowned brand "JOCKEY®" to India. Its promoters, Genomal family, who have been associated with JOCKEY International Inc. for 50 years as their sole licensee in the Philippines. Page Industries became a public company in March 2007 and is quoted in the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.

The company commenced operations in the year 1995 with the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Jockey® products. As of September 2013, the company’s workforce numbered 16,000 people with manufacturing operations spread over 9 complexes in Bangalore and Hassan, totalling 1.7 million square feet of space. Page Industries commands wide spread pan India distribution encompassing over 25,000 plus retail outlets in 1,200 cities and towns and has revolutionized the innerwear market by launching exclusive JOCKEY® outlets across India numbering 117 as of September 2013.

In 2005 and 2009, the company was awarded the "best licensee of the year" by Jockey International Inc. as recognition for its outstanding achievement in establishing and strengthening the JOCKEY® brand as a market leader in India.

In 2010, the Company bagged the "International Licensee of the Decade" award for achieving record growth year after year, offering world class products and maintaining global quality standards across all operations.

In 2012, the company was honoured for the “Outstanding Advancement of the Jockey Global Retail Image”, a rare distinction from amongst 142 countries where Jockey is present.  

In 2013 Page Industries has been awarded the ‘Star SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) of the Year 2012’ by Business Standard, one of the most reputed business publications of our country. The award was presented to us by Hon. Shree Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.  

Page Industries was honoured by Jockey International Inc. with the ‘International Licensee of the year’ award for 2012-2013, outperforming 140 other countries where the Jockey brand is present. This award was given in recognition of outstanding brand building, consistent healthy growth in sales, and remarkable product development and innovation in our markets.

The Speedo brand is now into its second year of operation in India.  Speedo products include swimwear, water shorts, apparel, equipment and footwear. The Speedo brand is now available in 826 plus stores including large format stores in 70 cities and five Speedo exclusive brand outlets located in Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai.

Speedo is the number one brand and product choice for swimmers around the world. While swimwear in India is still at a nascent stage, the prospects for this category are exciting. Page Industries is proud to partner with this brand and are sure that with Speedo’s product technology and marketing leadership, juxtaposed with Page Industries’ expertise in manufacturing and distribution, this will be a very promising partnership.


1800s


In 1876, Samuel Thrall Cooper founded S.T. Cooper & Sons, the predecessor of Jockey International, Inc. Samuel Cooper started his hosiery business in St. Joseph, Michigan to help lumberjacks who were suffering from their poor quality socks…laying Jockey's foundation for "Satisfying the Human Need for Comfort."


By 1878, S.T. Cooper & Sons was producing nearly 2,500 pairs of seamless stockings each day. Over the next 25 years, Cooper's sons (Charles, Henry and Willis) became skilled in the business. In 1897, they introduced the Black Cat brand of hosiery for men, women & children, and in 1898, the brothers moved the company and eventually moved the company into an ambitious new direction…Men's Underwear.


1900s


In 1900, the brothers incorporated as the Cooper Underwear Company and began producing White Cat underwear.


The new Cooper Underwear Company mill, which manufactured White Cat union suits, was completed in 1902. This location still serves as the longtime headquarters of Jockey International, Inc.


1910s


In 1912, the patented Cooper union suit, branded as the Kenosha Klosed Krotch, rose to the top of the underwear market and was sold faster than it could be produced.


Cooper hired Joseph C. Leyendecker, illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post, to create the "Man on the Bag" image… a staple of the company's brand identity and a classic American advertising image.


1920s


Arthur Kneibler was hired by Cooper Underwear in 1928 to head its sales and marketing team.


In 1929, the Cooper Underwear Company officially changed its name to Cooper's, Inc. That year, Coopers' developed the Singleton, a new-style union suit with short legs and a sleeveless top and packaged them in cellophane bags – a first in the underwear trade and a huge selling point in modern self-service apparel stores.


1930s


In 1934, Arthur Kneibler received a post card from the French Riviera showing a man in a bikini style swimsuit. This simple postcard inspired the creation of the one and only Jockey® brief.


In 1935, Cooper's began selling the Jockey® short on a larger scale. The day of its debut, Chicago's popular Marshall Field & Company sold out its stock of 600 packages by noon and sold 12,000 more in the following weeks. The Jockey® short became a national sensation.


The Jockey® Y-Front® brief was invented later that year and became Cooper's most sought after item. The success of the Y-Front® brief was followed with the design of the Jockey Midway® Brief.


Cooper's signed its first international 


1940s


To better symbolize the pride in the brand, Cooper's commissioned well known sculptor and painter, Frank Hoffman, to produce the Jockey Boy.


1946 ushered in one of the company's most important merchandising tools...endorsements from star athletes… one of the first being home run king, Babe Ruth. In 1947, the Jockey® brand name was stitched into the waistband of the underwear for the first time.


1950s


Cooper's advertised in the first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine in 1954.


In 1958, Cooper's introduced Jockey® Skants® briefs, the company's first foray into fashion underwear. Cooper's also purchased its first TV advertising, read live by Jack Parr on the Tonight Show.


1960s


Harry Wolf Sr., future owner of Jockey International, Inc., became President of Cooper's in 1960.


The Jockey® Low Rise brief was born in 1961 and became a huge success in Europe. The Jockey® Half-boy trademark was also introduced that year.


Cooper's introduced the Jockey® Life® Low Rise brief to the United States in 1965.


1970s


In 1971, Coopers, Inc. changed its name to Jockey Menswear, Inc.®, and then changed its name to Jockey International, Inc. in 1972.


In 1972, Jockey International, Inc. established a new line called Trophy®, fashions for the golf course, and by 1975, Jockey's Sportswear line accounted for one third of the company's sales.


The Jockey® Elance® collection was launched in 1976, beginning the company's longstanding leadership in the world of men's fashion underwear.


1978: Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt, daughter of Harry Wolf Sr., took the helm at Jockey International, Inc. and ushered in a new golden age at the company.


1980s


In 1982, Steigerwaldt introduced the enormously successful Jockey for Her®. Jockey for Her® hosiery was introduced in 1988.


1990s


Jockey developed the Life® brand for Wal-Mart in 1996.


Jockey launched the first generation of its Web site in 1997.


The "Let 'em Know You're Jockey" advertising campaign in Times Square coincided with the opening of a new showroom in New York's Fashion District in 1998.


Jockey increased its retail capabilities in 1999 with the launch of Jockey.com®.


2000s


2001: Debra Steigerwaldt Waller succeeded her mother as Jockey's Chairman & CEO.


In 2001, Jockey International, Inc. launched its revolutionary No Panty Line Promise® panties.


Jockey embarked on a mission in 2004 to develop underwear in an innovative new way, ultimately becoming the 3D-Innovations® line of products.


Jockey launched Jockey Person to Person, Inc., its direct sales business, in 2004.


2005: Jockey introduced the Jockey Swirl™ Icon.


TODAY


Today Jockey International, Inc. is active in more than 120 countries, marketing underwear, socks, thermals, sleepwear, activewear, sportswear, lounge wear, men's, women's and children's ranges. Our ongoing mission is to continue to push boundaries to deliver the experience and excitement that life enthusiasts expect from one of the world's best-loved and most-recognized brands — Jockey®.

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