Hankook Becomes Elite Northampton Saints Sponsor
Hankook has strengthened its links Northampton Saints Rugby Club by joining its group of elite sponsors. Hankook has had a visible presence at the team’s Franklin’s Gardens ground since January, when it became one of the stadium’s biggest advertisers. However, the tyre manufacturer has since decided to increase its commitment to the club and this new deal will see Hankook’s logo appear on all the Saints’ playing shirts for the next three years.
Hankook’s UK headquarters are in Daventry, Northamptonshire where the company now employs more than 50 people on these premises. It also has more than 1,000 retail locations throughout the UK.
“We are delighted to be strengthening our ties with the Saints and this sponsorship deal provides the perfect platform for Hankook to reach a wider audience than ever before,’’ said Hankook managing director Richard Page. “We have lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline which will certainly see both Hankook and the Saints in the spotlight in the coming years.’’
“Hankook is a major international company with a local base in Northamptonshire and I, along with everyone at the Saints, am thrilled that it has shown confidence in our future by increasing its commitment to becoming an elite sponsor,” said Saints chief executive Allan Robson, adding: “Over the past few months we have built up an excellent relationship with Hankook and I am confident that this will develop even further during the next three years into a partnership that will benefit Hankook, the club and our supporters.”