A new plant for the distribution of Adidas has opened in the Spartanburg region of South Carolina, US.

Spanning the area of 200 World Cup pitches, the facility is now the largest Adidas factory in the world and is set to help the firm with the global supply of its shoes and other clothing items, WYFF4.com reported.

It said employees, international chief executives at Adidas and several heads of state arrived in South Carolina yesterday (May 19th) to open the plant, which has undergone three years of preparation.

Glenn Bennett, head of Adidas global operations, said "We're looking for the sustained success in the US. Ladies and gentlemen, Adidas is ready to conquer the US and we are ready to do it from Spartanburg."

The Guardian recently reported that Chelsea players Petr Cech, John Terry and Didier Drogba have been sporting new Adidas clothing to show off the team's kit for the 2010-11 football season.