The European Handball Federation and EHF Marketing GmbH, the marketing arm of the EHF, are delighted to announce new supplier agreements with one of handball’s most recognisable sports brands, hummel.
As part of the new partnership the Danish sports brand has signed two four-year contracts to become the official sports supplier of the EHF and EHF Marketing.
One deal encompasses men’s and women’s EHF EURO competitions – up to and including the Women’s EHF EURO 2024 – while the second covers the four top club competitions: the EHF Champions League Men, the DELO EHF Champions League and both EHF European League competitions.
Michael Wiederer, EHF President, said: “As we embark on a new era in handball it feels only right to be able to join forces with one of the sport’s most distinguished brands.
“Like ourselves, hummel are committed to raising the profile of handball and elevating it to a new level. We are naturally thrilled to be able to link up with hummel at one of the most important moments in handball history and look forward to working together in a number of exciting projects on and off the court.”
David Szlezak, EHF Marketing Managing Director, said: “hummel stand for many of the same values – such as athletic excellence and teamwork – as we do. And there is much more to this partnership than meets the eye: Together we share a mutual ambition to grow handball and do so in an exciting and revolutionary way.”
hummel will be the exclusive merchandising partner for clothing at EHF EUROs and for EHF Champions League and EHF European League competitions and will supply sports clothing and shoes for the federation’s staff and officials, including referees, across all competitions.
Allan Vad Nielsen, CEO of hummel, said: “This is another major statement for hummel in the world of handball. The new partnership with EHF and EHF Marketing underlines the strategic importance of our indoor category and reinforces our position as a market leader.
“Handball is engrained in our brand DNA at hummel and we are looking forward to strengthening our association with the sport even further at major EHF and EHF Marketing tournaments such as the EHF EUROs and the EHF FINAL4 over the next four years.”
One of the first things that will come out of the new partnership is a dedicated online shop, which will launch in the autumn allowing supporters to purchase official merchandise.
Established in 1923, the Danish sports brand hummel has a long history within the sportswear industry. 140 passionate employees work at the headquarters in Aarhus with the common mission of Changing the world through sport. The primary target markets are Scandinavia, Central Europe and Turkey. There are also global distribution channels in another 32 countries. hummel designs, produces and markets clothes and equipment for various sports as well as sneakers and leisure wear for both adults and children. With the product categories teamsport, footwear, kids, sport lifestyle and selected premium co-labs, hummel launches new styles several times a year in a consistent mix of retro and contemporary trends. hummel A/S is part of the Thornico Group.
About the EHF
The European Handball Federation (EHF) is the governing body for handball in Europe. With 50 member federations and two associated federations, the EHF is responsible for a wide range of tasks and activities from promotion, development and education through to the organisation of high profile competitions and events including the EHF EURO and EHF Champions League. The headquarters of the federation and its marketing subsidiary, EHF Marketing GmbH, are in Vienna, Austria.
About EHF Marketing
EHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and subsidiary of the European Handball Federation. The company works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to release the full potential of handball on the international sports market. EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the exploitation, organisation and promotion of the European club handball competitions including the EHF Champions League and EHF European League competitions.
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