Adolf Riedl

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Adolf Riedl (born February 2, 1921 ; † September 6, 2003 ) was a German entrepreneur .

After being expelled from the Sudetenland and being imprisoned by the Soviets, Riedl and his sister Marianne Sommerer founded a company for the production of knitted and hosiery goods in Untersteinach , the Riedl Group, which focuses on sports textiles. On August 31, 1947, he founded Adolf Riedl GmbH & Co. KG and in 1975 Aritex GmbH as a sales company for sports and leisure fashion . In 1980 he placed the Sunflair brand . In 1983 the trademark "Olympia", registered for 75 years, was acquired.

Riedl sponsored several sports and clubs, especially in Bayreuth , for which he was awarded the city of Bayreuth's medal in silver in 1981. In 1996 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

After a stroke in January 1989, Adolf Riedl withdrew from the company and largely from public life.

On August 1, 2004 the Riedl Group was renamed. The former companies Sunflair, Opera, Olympia and Sunmarin now function as brands of Adolf Riedl GmbH & Co. KG.