Ricoh New Zealand named as a major partner of the Wellington Phoenix
Ahead of the Phoenix’s first game of the new Hyundai A-League season on Sunday, Ricoh New Zealand is pleased to announce that it’s increasing its support and joining the Club’s Family of Five as front of shorts partner.
Ricoh has long been a background supporter of the Phoenix and felt the time was right to invest further in the club.
Ricoh’s Wellington Sales Manager, Clark McIntosh, says he is excited to be cementing the relationship further.
“The Phoenix has gone from strength to strength. They’ve had some great signings on-pitch for this season and we’d like to think that our involvement will enhance the team both on and off the pitch.”
McIntosh says that like many people, he’s watched with delight the build-up of football in New Zealand over the past few years.
“Hosting West Ham and Newcastle earlier this year was a real coup for football in New Zealand. It’s a rarity to watch two Premier League teams play back-to-back so we were pretty spoilt.
“We think this will be a break-through season for the Phoenix, which is perfect timing for Ricoh as we enter a new era with a focus on our Business Solutions and IT Services divisions,” he adds.
David Dome, General Manager for the Phoenix, says the Club is delighted that Ricoh has joined as a major partner.
“Ricoh has a proud history of supporting sport in New Zealand in general and Wellington in particular.
“We are thrilled that Ricoh has come on board as one of the Family of Five strip partners. Our relationship with them over the last few years has shown what a quality organisation they are to deal with and we are delighted that such a well-respected international brand has joined up in a major way with the Club.”
The first game of the season kicks off at 5pm on Sunday, 12 October against Perth Glory.
Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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