There are lots of brands that make bowling balls these days but many of the brands are owned by a much smaller amount of companies.
In the bowling industry the main brands like Brunswick, Storm, and Ebonite are a bit like General Motors, each company owns many brands.
This page will attempt to index all of the major players in the industry so lets start with the bowling ball manufactures and then move on to the bowling accessory companies.
The Top Bowling Ball Manufacturers of 2019
The big five include:
- Brunswick – Which also owns DV8 & Radical
- Storm – Which also owns RotoGrip
- Ebonite – Which also owns Columbia 300, Hammer, & Track
- 900 Global – Which also owns AMF
Click on any of those to jump to that section on this page.
There are also a few smaller brands which may have their own quirks but also may have some serious followers and fans.
These brands include those like:
- Lord Field
- Lane Masters
- Lane #1
Let’s look at each brand individually.
Brunswick owns the brand of it’s own name along with DV8 & Radical.
Ebonite own their own brand along with:
- Columbia 300
Storm bowling also owns:
Motive is a stand alone company owning only their own name brand.
900 Global is a stand alone company owning their own name brand.
This is a company that made a number of very popular balls in the 2000’s under the Buzzsaw lable. These days they still make balls and have a core group of ball junkies that still love their products.
In addition to ball companies there are other companies that predominantly make bowling equipment and accessories instead of actual balls.
These companies include major players like Dexter and VISE but many other smaller companies which we’ll now cover one at a time.