As of 2014, Adidas outsources its production to over 1,200 independent factories in 65 countries. Sixty seven percent of the factories are located in Asia with China having the highest number of supplier sites in the region.
Twenty percent of the factories are located in the Americas and 13 percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A complete list of Adidas' global suppliers can be obtained from their corporate website.
According to Adidas, some suppliers are contracted and supervised directly by Adidas AG, while others are contracted and supervised by agents and licensees. The suppliers in turn subcontract other factories to perform specific manufacturing operations that cannot be done at their facilities.