Head N.V. is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of branded sports equipment and apparel. The company operates through five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear, and Licensing. The Winter Sports division manufactures alpine skis, ski boots and bindings, snowboard, and protection equipment. The Racquet Sports division produces tennis, squash and racquetball racquets, accessories and footwear, and tennis and racquetball balls. The Diving division manufactures diving masks, fins, suits, buoyancy control devices, regulators, computers, and diving accessories. The Sportswear division produces tennis apparel and skiwear. The Licensing division handles licensing agreements and royalties. The company was founded by Howard Head in 1950 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.