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Agilitas Sports obtains long-term, exclusive rights for iconic Italian brand Lotto in India and other markets


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Agilitas Sports, an innovation-led sportswear and athleisure solutions platform, has acquired the Brand License for Italian sports brand Lotto from WHP Global, granting exclusive rights for design, manufacturing, promotion, and distribution in India, Australia, and soon South Africa.

The acquisition of Lotto license rights comes at a time when India is witnessing an unprecedented boom in the  Sports Performance and Athleisure categories. Agilitas, recognizing this unprecedented opportunity, is set to create a company that impacts the entire value chain from Manufacturing to Retail. 

Abhishek Ganguly

Speaking on the partnership, Abhishek Ganguly, Co-founder & CEO of Agilitas Sports commented “We are excited to launch our first consumer brand license, Lotto. Through this 40-year license agreement, we will build and implement state-of-the-art manufacturing, cutting-edge technology, and design innovation for Lotto for itsproduct development, in addition to marketing and retailing of the brand. Agilitas will invest in a dedicated management team to grow the Lotto brand through product creation, design innovation, supply chain, branding,  marketing, and channels of distribution. Our Design & Development team in Bangalore brings together a wealth of experience in established global brands, enabling us to create relevant products that resonate with Indian consumers. We aim to build an agile product creation cycle and supply chain that is vertically integrated from manufacturing to retail. This would enable us to react quickly to consumer insights and the latest trends in an agile and nimble manner. As Agilitas Sports pursues profitable and sustainable growth, this collaboration is poised to  make a significant impact on our business and the consumer markets under the license.” 

Agilitas recently acquired Mochiko, the top footwear manufacturer in the country, to enhance production, scale manufacturing solutions, and boost the growth of the Lotto brand through strategic investments in various areas.

Speaking on the partnership, Stanley Silverstein, Chief Commercial Officer at WHP Global said, “We are delighted to embark on this journey with Agilitas Sports. We are impressed by the expertise of the company’s founders in the sportswear and athleisure market, along with the comprehensive business model they have crafted at Agilitas. Their dedicated focus on the sportswear industry, and a profound belief in India’s promising  future as well as other markets like Australia and South Africa, is in line with our core mission of growing the  Lotto brand globally.” 

By early 2025, Agilitas aims to launch a diverse range of products. The establishment of a dedicated factory in Noida by Mochiko validates Agilitas Sports’ commitment to manufacturing in India, with a focus on delivering high value at a competitive cost to consumers.

Agilitas will distribute Lotto products online and through retail partners, aiming to increase brand presence through engagement, marketing, and partnerships. They will also support grassroots talent and collaborate with artists to build brand affinity among consumers.

Margaret Kivett, SVP of WHP Global’s Athletic Vertical added, “Partnering with Agilitas Sports marks an exciting chapter for Lotto. We are thrilled to collaborate with their dynamic team to amplify Lotto’s presence in pivotal global markets, particularly in soccer and racket sports hotspots like India and Australia. Together,  we’re poised to elevate the brand’s reach and impact, bringing the spirit of Lotto to even more enthusiasts  worldwide.”

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