Founded in 1963, Kering, formerly known as Groupe Pinot-Spring-Redoux until May 18, 2005, and later renamed Groupe PPR, is an internationally held French company. The company was founded in 1963 by François Pinault and is managed by his son François-Henri Pinault.
Kering shares are listed on Euronext Paris and are a constituent of the French stock index CAC 40. The company owns a range of internationally renowned brands (including luxury, sports & lifestyle and retail brands) and sells in over 120 countries. François-Henri Pinault announced the change of the Group's name to Kering on 22 March 2013. The new name was approved at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 18 June 2013.
On 2 June 1962, François. The French company Pinault, founded by Francois Pinault, was founded on 2 June 1962 to deal in timber and later in building materials. In 1987, the Pinault group took over the LaChapelled'Arblay paper mill, which was in financial difficulties at the time, and later sold it to the Finnish group Kymmene. In 1988, Pinault was listed on the secondary market of the Paris Stock Exchange under the name Pinault SA, giving the opportunity for institutional investors such as Crédit Lyonnais or AGF Insurance to invest in the company.
On 2 June 1962, François Pinault on 2 June 1962, Francois Pinault founded the French company Pinault, which dealt mainly in timber and later expanded into building materials. In 1987, the Pinault group took over LaChapelle d'Arblay, which was in financial difficulties at the time, and later sold it to the Finnish group Kymmene. In 1988, Pinault was listed on the secondary market of the Paris Stock Exchange under the name Pinault SA, giving the opportunity to institutional investors such as Credit Lyonnais or the French insurance company AGF.
Over the years, the Kering Group has grown to become the third largest luxury goods group in the world, in addition to its products in various sectors such as sports and lifestyle products and retail. Today, the Kering Group has a wide range of brands, covers more than 120 countries and employs 35,000 people worldwide.
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