Springboks

Bok jerseys to boost economy

2013-08-29 12:30
Jurie Roux (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The South African Rugby Union’s new six-year deal with sporting goods giant Asics is not only good news for the rugby fraternity but could also give a boost to the South African economy after it was revealed that a significant portion of the jerseys will be manufactured locally.

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While Asics have factories all over the world to produce their sportsware, the company have also indicated they will be moving part of their production to South Africa and are in the process of finding local partners to help with this.

While the first shipment of Bok jerseys under the Asics logo will be in retail stores around March next year, they will most likely come from the company manufacturing concerns in Japan or France, as Asics wants to be 100 percent sure of their production and manufacturing capabilities in South Africa first and does not want to rush the process.

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