The Panini Group, established almost 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Panini America is the only company in the world that manufactures fully licensed trading cards and stickers for the NFL, NFL PLAYERS, EPL, NBA, MLBPA and FIFA World Cup. The company also owns exclusive entertainment licenses with Disney, One Direction, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson, and more than 600 global licenses with other sports and entertainment properties.
Panini America became the exclusive trading card partner of the NBA beginning with the 2009-10 season. The Panini Group purchased the assets of the industry’s second-oldest trading-card company, Donruss, in March of 2009 and formed the new subsidiary, Panini America, Inc. Since that time, Panini has taken significant steps to fortify its position in the sports and entertainment trading card and sticker categories.
In addition, the company has exclusive autograph and memorabilia agreements with NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Through it’s memorabilia division, Panini Authentic – the company also has exclusive memorabilia agreements with NFL Quarterback Andrew Luck and Team relationships with the Denver Broncos and Dallas Mavericks for game worn memorabilia.
Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of more than 800. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net or www.paninigroup.com. You can also follow Panini America on its official blog, The Knight’s Lance (http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/), on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter, and on YouTube.