Dimitrij Ovtcharov will no doubt be in action in Liverpool for the LIEBHERR 2012 Men's World Cup
Photo By: Mauricio Val
Selected for the LIEBHERR Men’s World Cup, staged in Paris in November 2011, the German manufacturer DONIC will once again be the table sponsor and supplier in 2012 when the tournament is staged in Liverpool from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September.
Not only will DONIC be the sponsor in 2012; brokered by TMS International, the marketing partner of the International Table Tennis Federation, DONIC will be the table sponsor and supplier for the prestigious competition for a further three years.
A deal has been signed that extends the current agreement to 2015.
It is an agreement warmly welcomed by all concerned.
Long Term Partner
"The ITTF is extremely pleased that DONIC took the initiative and requested an extension to the sponsorship as the table supplier for the Men's World Cup”, said Adham Sharara, ITTF President. “This initiative was received with open arms by the ITTF, as we look for a long term partnership with DONIC and innovative table designs; it goes without saying that DONIC provides "state-of-the-art" tables for this prestigious ITTF World Title event."
Foundation of Company
Formed in 1978 the company is named after its founder Dr Georg Nicklas, by taking the first two letters of Doctor and the first three letters of his surname.
A defensive player, he played in the German Bundesliga from 1973 to 1981, graduated as a Doctor of Physics in 1974, worked for the chemical and pharmaceutical, Bayer before forming the DONIC company.
Notably Sweden’s Jan-Ove Waldner and Jörgen Persson are two of the most celebrated names the company has supported. More recently, two of Europe’s most exciting young players Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Russia’s Kirill Skachkov, have signed contracts with DONIC.
Pleased to Extend Agreement
"The Men’s World Cup is one of the most important and image enhancing tournaments on the world table tennis circuit”, said Frank Schreiner, the President of DONIC. “We are very pleased that the ITTF has confidence in our brand and has agreed to prolong the agreement as the table supplier for the Men’s World Cup for further five years.”
Confidence in the brand most certainly, the company has a reputation for excellence with the International Table Tennis Federation not being the only organisation to place faith in the company.
The table provide for the LIEBHERR Men’s World Cup in Paris was an innovative design
Photo by Vincent Kovacs
“As table supplier at various European Championships, 2012 in Denmark and 2013 in Austria, it is very important for DONIC, as one of the most renowned brands world-wide, to be also present at ITTF world events”, added Frank Schreiner.
DONIC is a global brand, most recently the company was the equipment sponsor the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria.
"We are very pleased to extend this agreement until 2015, it fits our aim perfectly to have partners that commit long-term to ITTF World Title properties”, said Anders Thunström, Managing Director, TMS International. “When DONIC asked us to look for an opportunity to reach an agreement until 2015, we did not hesitate to contact the ITTF and see if a deal could be made".
The contact was made, the deal was signed, DONIC is the sponsor and supplier for the LIEBHERR Men’s World Cup for the next four editions.
A totally different design from DONIC for the recent GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open
Photo by Pablo Rubio