İstanbul – September 17, 2014 – A leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei signed an official strip sponsorship deal with Galatasaray Sportif A.Ş., on the 17th of September 2014 at Türk Telekom Arena, by the participation of Ünal Aysal, The President of Galatasaray Sports Club, Zhao Gang, Turkey General Manager of Huawei.
In support of this agreement, Huawei became “The Chest Sponsor of Galatasaray Football Team” until the end of the 2014 / 15 season. Huawei will advertise and have a visibility on club’s website and social media channels; as well as in Turk Telekom Arena. This partnership between Galatasaray and Huawei, is also significant by being Huawei’s first sponsorship of a football team in Turkey.
Ünal Aysal, The President of Galatasaray Sports Club, said: “We are delighted to announce an important partnership today, between Galatasaray, which is a global brand with its pioneer and international reputation, and a leading and strong global technology company Huawei. These kind of global partnerships will support Galatasaray’s success and growth either in the pitch or out of the pitch. In this context, I would like to say welcome to all Huawei Executives on behalf of Galatasaray Family.”
Commenting on the agreement, Huawei Turkey General Manager Zhao Gang emphasized the global importance of the sponsorship agreement and said: “We are glad and honored to become an chest sponsor of Galatasaray which is one of the most successful and well-known football clubs not only in Turkey, but also among Europe and the Middle-East countries with its supporters, increasing day by day.Founded in 1987, Huawei has grown from a USD 5,680 small company to a global company with a sales volume of over USD 39 billion with business presence in over 170 countries and regions thank to the tireless efforts of its staff and the company's global-mindedness. Our spirits which drive us keep striving share in common with the spirit of footballs.”
By reshaping the industry, Huawei also provide delighting end-customers with innovative and high-quality devices and retained its number three position worldwide smartphone shipments in Q2 2014. However, as a young, dynamic brand, as well as a technical leader in its field, Turkey has been the strategically very important market for Huawei with its young, increasing and hardworking population. “Therefore, we are looking for a public favorite team and can reflect Huawei’s spirit to cooperate with to set up a platform to communicate with consumers emotionally and mentally.” said by Zhao Gang. ”
Besides with cooperation with Galatasaray, Huawei has sponsored European’s biggest football clubs Arsenal FC and Paris Saint Germain FC, has and has recently signed deals with English Premier League side Arsenal, German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and the Spanish football championship.