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Daikin becomes official partner of Handball Federation and Handball Bundesliga in Germany


Brussels, 4 May, 2023 – Daikin Europe N.V.’s subsidiary Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH becomes an official partner of the German Handball Federation and Handball Bundesliga. The partnership was signed in a ceremony in Berlin on April 30, 2023. The initial term of the contract is one year, with plans for a long-term partnership. Germany is home to the world’s top handball league and Daikin is market leader in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) such as energy-efficient heat pumps, air conditioners and purifiers.

World’s top handball league and market leader Daikin join forces

By sponsoring the second largest team sport in Germany, Daikin will actively promote handball in all its facets, while getting brand attention from a broad fanbase in Germany and across the globe.

“As the global HVAC&R market leader, Daikin's sponsorship of the Handball Bundesliga, the world's top handball league, gives us permanent brand presence. In addition, as an official partner of the German Handball Federation, the world’s largest handball governing body, Daikin will benefit from prominent exposure at the international games of the men’s and women’s national handball team.” said Takayuki Kamekawa, Daikin Europe N.V. Vice President Sales Affiliate Network.

Filip De Graeve, Managing Director of Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH and Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH said, ”We are thrilled to support handball, a popular, fair sport that inspires many people, including our employees, customers and partners. We have a fast-growing heat pump manufacturing site in Güglingen as well as activities with multiple bases across Germany such as in Munich. The lived values of handball athletes, such as respect, cohesion and team spirit, reflect our values as a company.”

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Photo: Marco Wolf/DHB


Photo: Marco Wolf/DHB

Ceremonial signing of the partnership agreement in Berlin

On April 30, the official signing of the partner agreements between Daikin Germany and the German Handball Federation and the Handball Bundesliga took place in Berlin, at the Max-Schmeling-Halle.

Before the men's international match against Spain as part of the EHF EURO Cup, Takayuki Kamekawa, Vice President Daikin Europe N.V., Filip De Graeve and Masaharu Tada, Managing Directors of Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH, as well as Mark Schober, Chairman of the Board of the German Handball Federation and Frank Bohmann, Managing Director of the Handball Bundesliga met on the pitch and made the joint partnership permanent with their signatures.

”We are confident that this partnership will be beneficial for all parties involved and we look forward to working with our national teams supported by global heating and cooling market leader Daikin. We are committed to social, economic and ecological sustainability and look forward to growing together with the support of Daikin, whose eco-friendly innovations such as heat pumps, are helping to create a sustainable society,” said Mark Schober, Chairman of the Board of the German Handball Federation.

The sponsorship includes a variety of advertising placements, such as Daikin perimeter and floor stickers at all international matches of the men's and women's national teams, as well as at the REWE Final4 and the Pixum Super Cup. 

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Photo: Marco Wolf/DHB

Takayuki Kamekawa portrait
Filip De Graeve portrait

About Daikin

Daikin Europe N.V.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees working at more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.

About Daikin Industries Ltd.

Based in Osaka, Japan, Daikin Industries employs over 89,000 people worldwide. The global company is market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that researches, develops and produces all important system components, such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics, in-house. The company achieved € 23.7 billion sales turnover in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22).

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