Incorporated in the Republic of Kenya in August 1999 and commencing operations in March 2000 with the objective to enhance the lifestyles of customers in East Africa by distributing top brands while upholding ethics of quality and professionalism in trade, Salute Holdings is arguably the region’s ultimate distributor of luxury brands. The company deals in renowned global brands of Electronics, Sports Equipment, Accessories, Gear and Wear, Designer Perfumes, Luggage, Data & Media Products and Greeting Cards and Gifts. By owning distribution rights for every one of their brands, they have ensured and maintained uncompromised quality. The brand portfolio includes both international and local brands that have been proven over the years. Corporate Watch Magazine’s Fred Odhiambo reports on the launch of Salute Holding’s SportsPlanet.
- The new store is located on the first floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi’s Westlands
- SportsPlanet specialize in sale and service of Gym and Sports Equipment and accessories as well as Sports Gear and wear by world-renowned brands
- SportsPlanet is here to bridge the gap by providing world class training equipment, sports wear and gear as well as related accessories at competitive prices
- SportsPlanet strives to be the distributor of choice for sports equipment and accessories for locals and visiting internationals
- The store’s reputation is founded on the ability to deliver services comparable in Standard to that obtained at international brand standards
- The launch of SportsPlanet at the Westgate Mall is a testimony of SportsPlanet’s dedication and brand promise
Premier luxury brands distributor; Salute Holdings has launched Sports Planet; the number one authorized distributor of world famous brands for the sporting division.
Located at the first floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi’s Westlands, the store specialize in sale and service of Gym and Sports Equipment and accessories as well as Sports Gear and wear by world-renowned brands such as Grays, Gilbert Bestway, Motion, Adidas, Puma and Nike among other leading brands.
Kenya is celebrated as a great sporting nation, more so for her award-winning athletes who have over the years lifted numerous awards at global events. Lack of proper training equipment and sports accessories has however hindered the fast growth of sporting talent in the country.
Speaking at the launch event, the newly launched store supervisor Steve Mungo noted that there is a lot more on offer to the sporting fanatic when it comes to sports equipment, accessories, gear and wear.
‘SportsPlanet is here to bridge the gap by providing world class training equipment, sports wear and gear as well as related accessories at competitive prices,’ he noted in his speech.
The store’s Gym Equipment comprise of Treadmills, Ellipticals, Bikes and Home gyms. They also offer gym accessories with a wide range from Proform and Nike. SportsPlanet also specializes in camping accessories such as sleeping bags, tents, camping chairs and beds from Bestway; a brand well known for quality camping items.
Their outdoor Sports Accessories items cover Football, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming among others while they also cater to Racquet Sports needs with equipment and accessories for Badminton, Tennis and Squash.
‘On the backdrop of our yearning to contribute to the continued growth of sports in the country, we at SportsPlanet feel that the sports category can definitely be increased by offering a wider choice of products to customers through our range of products which include Footwear and Apparel that consist of Training, Running, Exercising, soccer shoes and uniforms,’ remarked Salute Holdings Managing Director Vivek Mehra in his speech read by Steve Mungo.
He added that most world sports – golf, football, rugby and cricket, to name a few – have taken root in Kenya and are fast growing in their popularity and participation. As such, Kenya is now a sports safari destination where one can enjoy sports holidaying.
‘SportsPlanet therefore strives to be the distributor of choice for sports equipment and accessories for locals and visiting internationals. Our reputation is founded on the ability to deliver services comparable in Standard to that obtained at international brand standards,’ read the Managing Director’s speech.
According to the Store Supervisor Steve Mungo, SportsPlanet’s experience that spans over five years and in-house professional engineers that work with the company to take care of the entire product servicing, is a guarantee of quality products and after sales service.
‘The launch of SportsPlanet today at the West Gate Mall is a testimony of our dedication and brand promise. We urge you all to patronize our SportsPlanet stores strategically located at the Junction Mall, Ciata Mall and now WestGate Mall for an out of this world experience on all things sports,’ concluded Mr. Mungo.
Salute Holdings Limited has regional presence in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.