The Globalization of Bauer
Made by Jordan Puzzo
In the 1980's Bauer introduced the Bauer Turbo plastic skate, it had a hinged ankle for increased movement and used a padded formed inner sock system much like a ski boot, this skate has a big cult following and you will find most Bauer Turbo's are quad's.
Also in 1994 Canstar, the parent company of Bauer, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike, In 2006, beginning with the release of the Nike Bauer Supreme One90, the company's products were rebranded as Nike Bauer. This was the first time Nike had ever used a partner brand name on a product.
On February 21, 2008 Nike sold the Company to investors Roustan Inc. and Kohlberg & Co. The company is once again known as Bauer Hockey, though the Nike Bauer trademark was used until mid-2009.
On September 25, 2008, Bauer announced the purchase of rival Mission-Itech. Mission and Itech gear was rebranded as Bauer beginning in 2009.