The company started its activity in 1982 with the name of Virma Sportline, and soon became a textile factory specializing in the production of sportswear. Products were entirely italian and characterized by the high quality of all processes, starting from weaving to get to the finished garment.
This way of working was appreciated by international sportswear brands that decided to realize their productions using Virma’s know how.
In the early Nineties, Virma brought into trade its first collection for team sports: soccer, volleyball and basketball expecially.
In 1992 Virma started the collaboration with Mjojio Rubber Industry Co. Ltd, based in Hiroshima. The Japanese Company is the worldwide leader in the production of balls for sports. Also Mjojo Rubber Industry Co. Ltd is the owner of MIKASA brand.
After four years of hard work, in 1996, MIKASA appointed Virma as Official and Eclusive distributor for Italy and Croatia. Only a date to get an idea of how this alliance is prestigious: from 1964 MIKASA has been chosen as the ball of the Olympic Games. Tokyo 1964 was the first edition in Asian land and the first with volleyball in the program.
Afterwards, MIKASA Ball has been adopted by FIVB and CEV in all major international tournaments of volleyball and beach volley.
This alliance is inspired by a no stop evolution based on commitment and professionalism.
In 2002 there was a further development: the productions of a dedicated sportswear for volleyball with MIKASA brand. Italian style and Japanese quality created a very unique collection. We can describe it with three adjectives: INNOVATIVE, because it adopted a slim fit; Technological because new generation yarns and textures were chosen, CAREFUL to the needs of woman.
In the 2002/03 the adventure of MIKASA TEAM UNIFORM took off with the technical sponsorship of Sisley Treviso. In those years Sisley Treviso Team was considered the best team in the world, a real DREAM TEAM for volleyball fans.
In the following five years Sisley Treviso and its MIKASA Uniform won four Italian Championship, three Italian Cup, one European Champions League and one European Challenge Cup.
The operating staff celebrated those successes but at the same time it collected a mine of informations by the protagonists.
MIKASA TEAM UNIFORM Collections were improved listening athlete’s suggestions. Game by game, our products became an instrument to pursue win.
In 2005, Virma Sportline changed in “SG&B SRL” to increase business profile.
In the same period some cooperations grew with FIPAV (Italian Volleyball Federation), the Italian Second League and some Local Federation (Veneto, Lombardia, Piemonte and Emilia Romagna) adopted MIKASA ball.
In 2008 Bejing hosted the Olympic Games. It was an historical and memorable edition. MIKASA supplied the official ball for volleyball, beach volley and water polo tournaments. The most fascinating sport event was the amazing setting to present MVA 200 model, a futuristic ball for technical qualities and design.
In 2010 MIKASA created VLS 300 for beach volley, its performances were so high that it conquered beachers immediately.
In the same year SG&B signed a new contract with Mjojio Rubber Industry Co. Ltd, in agreement with this document SG&B may propose MIKASA TEAM UNIFORM collection throughout Europe. The Company identified a new strategic opportunity in Italian Volleyball League - Men.
From May 2012 MVA200 has become the Official and Exclusive Ball of one of the most important volleyball championship. Italian Championship and all event organized by Italian Volleyball League has been played with MVA200, the same of London Olympic Games.
Today SG&B can meet all customers needs: our balls are protagonists and our Team Uniform are chosen and worn by the most important European teams.
We grant the wishes of the athletes because we guarantee professionalism and passion.