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Carlton Sports

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Industry  Sports Goods
Products  Badminton Equipment
Founded  1946
Headquarters  England
Motto  Specialists at Speed
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Type  Subsidiary of Dunlop Slazenger
Website  http://www.carltonsports.com

Carlton Sports, a leading producer of badminton rackets and shuttlecocks was established in 1946.

Carlton Sports became a subsidiary group of Dunlop Slazenger International located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is now owned by Sports Direct. Most of the research is done at the Carlton Research and Development Centre in Camberley, England.

Throughout its history the company has introduced a number of advances to the manufacture of badminton equipment. These include:

  • First to make an injection molded shuttle
  • First to create a synthetic base
  • First to design and make all-metal racquets
  • First to use stainless steel in the manufacture of racquets
  • First to make a truly one-piece racquet (Powerflo Series)
  • First to design a flex system between shaft and handle
  • First to make a one-shot injection molded shuttle skirt
  • The company claims to have sold more nylon shuttlecocks than any other company around the globe.

    References

    Carlton Sports Wikipedia


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