History of Hummel
Hummel International is a Danish sportswear company that produces apparel and footwear for a variety of sports including football, futsal, handball, basketball, shinty and volleyball. The company was started by the German Messmer family in Hamburg in 1923 and was later taken over by Bernhard Weckenbrock in 1956, who moved its base to Kevelaer, North Rhine-Westphalia. The company was bought by its Danish importer in 1975 and has since manufactured kits for various sports teams, including the Danish national football team. Hummel's logo is a stylized bumble bee, as the name "Hummel" means bumble bee in German. The company's name is derived from the popular Hamburg greeting ("Hamburger Gruß").