Sports wear giant adidas is to relocate its golf foot wear, design, development and marketing units from Germany to the US, it announced on Thursday.

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Adidas (UK) Ltd

Staff currently based at the company's headquarters in Herzogenaurach will be relocated to the purpose-built adidas golf headquarters in Carlsbad, California, from October 1.

Carlsbad is considered to be the capital of the golf industry and adidas chiefs say the move will help strengthen the positioning of adidas as one of the world's leading sports brands.

"This will enhance the credibility of the adidas brand in the golf industry and helps adidas-Salomon AG to take full advantage of significant opportunities in the global golf market," said Erich Stamminger, executive board member of adidas-Salomon AG, responsible for global marketing.

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