Sports Equipment: KR3 Bats 🍁

Name: KR3 Bats

Products: Baseball bats

Manufactured in: Hespeler, Ontario

Where to buy: Authorized dealers across the world


Canadian owned: Yes

There’s a long, convoluted ownership story here, but KR3 traces its heritage back to around 1905. Their factory used to make bats under the Cooper name and had a significant share of the MLB market before stopping production in the 90’s. In 1999, the former manager of the plant started making KR3 bats at the factory, and they’re now churning out 27,000 bats per year.