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Mfarank

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Where are these brands Manufactured?
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:06:50 AM »

He CBFers,
So i was having a discussion with my teammate and he wasnt ready to believe that Kookaburra bats are made in india now. So i thought id increase my knowledge and get some help from the experienced gentlemen here. So the question is: where do these brands manufacture (country and/or outsourced factory)

1. Gray Nicolls UK - India
2. Gray Nicolls Australia - India
3. Kookaburra UK - India/ SG(?)
4. Kookaburra Australia - ???
5. Gunn and Moore - UK
6. New Balance - India (NB factory in india)
7. Adidas - ?
8. Puma - ?
9. Slazenger - ?
10. CP - Pakistan (brother of the Ca guy)
11. Spartan - India??
12. Newbery - grade 3 and below india, grade 2 and above UK?

Correct me if im wrong with any of these. If u know which factories outsource the brands please do mention. Let the brainstorming begin!
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 06:48:13 AM »

Slazenger, Adidas (I think Puma too) and NB are made in the Sondhi factory. (Adidas may have moved to SS)
Kookaburra have most bats made by SG by I believe they have some made near Melbourne.

Spartan use all sorts, mostly SS.

Newbery use a bit of Aldred, a lot of SF and some are made in sussex

There is another thread with loads more brands on too.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 07:43:24 AM »

CP and CA owners aren't brothers. The 2 companies have no ties at all. HS and CA owners are brother.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 07:45:30 AM »

Slazenger, Adidas (I think Puma too) and NB are made in the Sondhi factory. (Adidas may have moved to SS)
Kookaburra have most bats made by SG by I believe they have some made near Melbourne.

Spartan use all sorts, mostly SS.

Newbery use a bit of Aldred, a lot of SF and some are made in sussex

There is another thread with loads more brands on too.

From what i have been told by an individual inside kookaburra, all Kookaburra in Aus has been made in india, designed in Australia, made in india
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 09:10:00 AM »

CP and CA owners aren't brothers. The 2 companies have no ties at all. HS and CA owners are brother.

Yeah, CP Cricket is Kashif Gul, decent bloke down in London - Neasden way I think. Bats made in Pakistan as far as I know, but not sure where exactly.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »

From what i have been told by an individual inside kookaburra, all Kookaburra in Aus has been made in india, designed in Australia, made in india
Theres an instagram account by the name of Kookabatcave who claims to be the kookaburra batmaker in australia. I guess he must only produce bats for pros then.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »

Yeah, CP Cricket is Kashif Gul, decent bloke down in London - Neasden way I think. Bats made in Pakistan as far as I know, but not sure where exactly.
Very interesting. From what i have been told, Ca, HS, CP, AM are all brothers who branched out from Ca itself.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 09:33:11 AM »

From what i have been told by an individual inside kookaburra, all Kookaburra in Aus has been made in india, designed in Australia, made in india

There is or was a small Kook workshop in Aus wasn't there? I can't remember who (maybe McVicar???) mentioned starting out there
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 09:38:17 AM »

There is or was a small Kook workshop in Aus wasn't there? I can't remember who (maybe McVicar???) mentioned starting out there

Didn't the lad who started Vantage go and work there for a bit?
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 09:40:14 AM »

Theres an instagram account by the name of Kookabatcave who claims to be the kookaburra batmaker in australia. I guess he must only produce bats for pros then.

I know Dan Nichols (formerly of Vantage Cricket) was working for Kookaburra in Aus - however I would assume that their main and public stock of bats are made in the sub-continent and Dan only makes and fixes pro bats, if he's still there (his last posts of bats were in 2015)
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 09:42:08 AM »



Don't know about CP, but yes I have heard CA and HS are brothers.

AM may be related, I have no idea, but have their own history going back almost as far as CA if not the same time.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 09:43:04 AM »

Isn't Spartans top  bat maker he guy who made for Kook and based  in Aus.
He was on the telly during the winter Ashes discussing bat making.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 10:01:19 AM »

Isn't Spartans top  bat maker he guy who made for Kook and based  in Aus.
He was on the telly during the winter Ashes discussing bat making.

Reg Taylor? I think he's previously been linked to Impala and Sommers hasn't he?

As far as I know he only makes for some of their pros, and his first TV appearance during the Ashes (4 years ago, can you believe?) was a genius bit of marketing by Spartan! 
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 10:05:10 AM »

There is or was a small Kook workshop in Aus wasn't there? I can't remember who (maybe McVicar???) mentioned starting out there

Yeah there is a small Aus based workshop - https://www.instagram.com/kookabatcave/

Only seems to be pro bats made there though, the off-the-shelf bats all come from India.
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Re: Where are these brands Manufactured?
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:33 AM »

12. Newbery.

Are the handles and finishing standardised, or can the trained eye differentiate between Newberys made in different parts of the country and in India?

Has anyone seen enough of their bats lately to know? They don't get talked about much!
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