Decathlon is a French designer, manufacturer and retailer of sporting goods, and is in fact one of the world’s largest sporting goods retailers. It designs, manufactures and sells products under the flagship brand Oxylane.
Founded in Lille in France in 1976, Decathlon is a global company with a presence in 38 different countries. They currently operate around 1,100 stores worldwide, employing more than 78,000 staff from 80 different nationalities.
India is one of the countries where Decathlon has a presence, with stores in Zirakpur and Ludhiana in the north of the country, Ahmedabad and Mumbai-Thane in the west, and Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
It is in Kochi where Kingdom will be providing security guards, at two different stores. Firstly at Decathlon Sports India’s Kalamassery outlet, which covers a sales area of over 32,000 square feet and a free play area of over 17,000 square feet. It is, in fact, the largest sports goods retail store in India. This outlet houses over 4,000 different sports products and types of equipment for more than forty different sports, all under one roof. The large open space at the store allows sports enthusiasts to try the products before they purchase them. As well as providing security at the Kalamasserry store, Kingdom is also providing security guards at Decathlon’s showroom in Vytilla.
Kingdom has had a presence in India since May 2016, when we announced that we would now be able to support our UK customers that also need security services on the Indian sub continent. Kingdom took over an Indian security company based in Kochi, and announced that the new initiative would act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future.
As well as providing a guarding service and specialised and customised security solutions, Kingdom is aiming to help the uneducated sector to develop their hidden skills and secure their lives by providing job opportunities across Kerala. We are planning to utilise the Kerala government’s skill development programme in the security sector.
For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.