Official IHF Partners

List Of Official IHF Partners

With over 70 years of experience in vinyl flooring as designer and manufacturer, Gerflor, creator of Taraflex® Sports Flooring, has the unique position of world champion indoor sports flooring. With over 4000 employees worldwide and significant investment in sports research and development, Gerflor always stays one step ahead of the competition.

Thanks to its Taraflex® sport brand and product ranges, Gerflor has supplied more than 75,000 gymnasiums and sport centres around the world. Taraflex® Sports Floors protect children, adults and seniors by minimizing the risk of injuries, prolonging athletes’ careers and increasing users’ enjoyment of sport.

Gerflor has been the official flooring supplier of the International Handball Federation for many years. The International Handball Federation (IHF) and Gerflor agreed recently on the extension of the partnership regarding sports flooring in international handball competitions until 2021. This is the recognition for the Gerflor event expertise and the quality of its Taraflex® Sports Flooring.

Founded in 1923, hummel is a Danish sportswear brand with deep roots in handball. hummel is one of the oldest, most dedicated team sport brands in the business and our iconic chevrons have always worked as a symbol of how we like to do things a little differently – always with a twist and (a whole lot of) character. Values that apply to the company's numerous sponsorships around the world.

For us, sport is more than a physical activity. It’s a universal language with the strength to eliminate differences in politics, culture, religion and beliefs. Throughout the years, we have supported several projects, teams, sports clubs and prominent figures focusing on changing the world through sport; always with the hope to build bridges and help pave the way for a better tomorrow.

hummel designs, produces and markets clothes and equipment for various sports, as well as sneakers and leisure wear for both adults and children. With the product categories team sport, footwear, kids, sport lifestyle and selected premium co-labs, hummel launches new styles several times a year in a consistent mix of retro and contemporary trends. hummel is known as the original handball brand and offers some of the best handball shoes and handball apparel on the market.


Postal Address Molten Corporation,
Yokokawa 5-5-7,
Tokyo Japan
phone +81-3-3625-7648
e-mail [email protected]
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Since 2014, Molten has served as the official handball of the International Handball Federation (IHF).  As an official partner, Molten supplies the official ball for all games organised and sanctioned by the IHF, including the World Championships. In addition, Molten supplies the official ball for the Olympic Games. 

Founded in 1958, Molten Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of competition-quality sports balls in several sport categories, including handball, basketball, football and volleyball. In addition to being named the official handball of the IHF, Molten is also the official basketball of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and serves as the official ball of numerous national leagues, national federations and continental organisations around the world. With a worldwide network of more than 80 countries, Molten manufacturers a wide range of athletic balls and accessories, including game balls for elite level play as well as practice and recreational product for schools, clubs, and youth organisations.

Molten Corporation’s core business is comprised of three pillars – Sports Equipment, Automotive Parts, and Healthcare Equipment. As committed by its brand statement ‘For the real game’, Molten continues to contribute to the growth and development of the sport of handball by providing the ‘Only One, Number One’ products. By utilising the knowledge and technical expertise gained from within all three business divisions, Molten will continue to develop innovative products to fulfil and exceed the expectations of the handball community.

SPORTFIVE utilises the unique emotional power of sports to create and enable pioneering partnerships in sports. 

By delivering responsible commercialisation, full-service-solutions and long-term value for all stakeholders in sports, SPORTFIVE strategically and creatively connects brands, rights-holders, media platforms and fans by leveraging a global network paired with decades of experience and innovative spirit. As market leader and with customer centricity and vast data intelligence at its core, SPORTFIVE often leads the sports business into the future through its innovative digital solutions and thereby always aims to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports. 

SPORTFIVE operates as an international sports business agency with a global mindset and network of over 1,200 local experts based in 20 countries around the world.