16/08/06

Würth Expands Soccer Sponsoring

Künzelsau-Gaisbach / Buchs – For 15 months, the Würth Group will be present at the qualifying round for the European Soccer Championships. Advertising for the world market leader in the trade with fixing and assembly materials will be shown on stadium boards at 134 matches from mid-August on. With that, Würth expands the international communication strategy in the field of soccer sponsoring at European level.

Relations between soccer and Würth are nothing new. The company has been investing in sport sponsoring for 30 years already and at the beginning of the 1990s Würth went into European soccer. During the last years, Würth’s involvement was founded on the partnership with Franz Beckenbauer and on sponsorships at various clubs. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary the globe-spanning corporation from Künzelsau develops the sport as an international communication platform. By concluding an agreement with the ISA International Sports Agency AG (based in east Switzerland) Würth guarantees that there is effective publicity for the company during the qualifying round for the Euro 2008. At 134 matches in total Würth will be seen on 4 static advertising boards (an alternative would be swiveling or video boards).

“Sport sponsoring has played an important role at our company for a long time. The new commitment is meant to make Würth well-known, to improve our image as well as to establish our brand”, says Dieter Münch, marketing and advertising manager at Würth. Both the company and soccer are known for characteristics such as team spirit, performance, perseverance and willingness to give one’s best. “This sport suits us very well and complements our commitment for motor and winter sports.”

The Würth Group is represented in 82 countries worldwide. With this new international sponsoring Würth purposefully expands communication within individual markets”, emphasizes Christopher Schredt, CEO of ISA International Sports Agency AG. ISA was able to win Würth over to this commitment and will take care of the implementation of the project. We trust in the ISA’s years of experience and are looking forward to good cooperation”, says Mr. Münch. Christoph Schredt is glad about the new customer as well. “We are really proud of being allowed to list Würth, one of the international market leaders, in our portfolio and we will act in an advisory capacity to the company in measures that surpass sheer implementation.

Short portrait of the Würth Group:

The core business of the Würth Group consists in the worldwide trade with fixing and assembly material such as screws, screw accessories, dowels, chemical-technical products, furniture and construction fittings, tools, machines, storage and retrieval systems. Meanwhile, the Würth Group is represented with over 360 companies in 82 countries of the world. All over the world more than 2.9 million customers trust in the products and the service of Würth. Competence, quality and closeness to the customer serve as the basis for conduct. Würth stands for good, solid and durable product quality.

Short portrait of ISA International Sports Agency AG:

ISA International Sports Agency AG is one of the leading agencies on sports marketing and is based in Switzerland. Among other things, ISA is marketing partner of the Swiss Football League and the Swiss Hockey Association SEHV. Moreover, ISA is responsible for acquiring as well as seeing to sponsors. Furthermore, experts in sports marketing implement international projects such as the new commitment of Würth. Besides, ISA focuses on consulting and research. The main aspect of ISA’s philosophy is integrated communication which centers in the world of emotion.