MAGE SOLAR becomes Premium Partner of SC Freiburg
SC Freiburg and Infront have signed a contract with the Ravensburg-based provider of photovoltaic-system components
Freiburg / Ravensburg, Germany, 15 August 2011 – MAGE SOLAR AG is to become Premium Partner of SC Freiburg for the current Bundesliga season and will support the club as a new strategic partner. The cooperation was announced by MAGE SOLAR AG, SC Freiburg and its marketing partner, Infront Sports & Media, at a press conference on Saturday before the first home game of the season. The parties have agreed not to disclose the exact period of the agreement and the financial details.
The aim of the sponsorship is the sustained development and establishment of the photovoltaic brand MAGE SOLAR in public perception. The international company with headquarters in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg offers tailored photovoltaic-system components for solar power systems on residential, commercial and agricultural buildings and open spaces.
The ideal partner club
"The SC Freiburg is the ideal club to partner with us, as a supplier of photovoltaic-system components," said Dr Markus Feil, CEO of MAGE SOLAR AG. "A sustainable, traditional club with a strong environmental commitment – based in the ‘Green City‘ Freiburg with the most sunshine hours in Germany. An image that fits well with us and our industry."
Fritz Keller, First Chairman of SC Freiburg, said: "With MAGE SOLAR AG we have a sponsor that stands for sound and sustainable management – as our club. We are proud of this agreement with an international company that shares the unique philosophy which has guided us here in Freiburg for many years."
As a Premium Partner, MAGE SOLAR will benefit from wide-reaching advertising space in TV camera view. This includes static advertising systems such as the XXS boards and the modernised LED boards along the entire length of the pitch, guaranteeing the brand the best possible visibility. The company will also support the Freiburg football school.
Reinhardt Weinberger, Managing Director of Infront Germany, added: "MAGE SOLAR AG and SC Freiburg is a very credible brand partnership in German top sport. This is another success for the cooperation between Infront and the marketing department at SC Freiburg. Our experienced team onsite will support MAGE SOLAR AG in the implementation and activation of the sponsorship."
As a consultant to MAGE SOLAR AG, the Munich-based sports marketing agency pilot sport led the negotiations with Infront Sports & Media.
About MAGE SOLAR
MAGE SOLAR AG, headquartered in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, is a specialist in photovoltaic-system components and provides high quality solar modules, intelligent mounting systems and high-performance brand inverters. As part of the international MAGE GROUP it utilises the corporate group‘s 35 years of experience to develop and implement integral solar power solutions that demonstrate the highest possible quality standard and sustainable operation. A competent network of trade partners guarantees customers throughout Germany, as well as in 13 other countries, profitable solar systems. In 2010, the company had approximately 140 employees and earned 250 million Euro in revenues.
About SC Freiburg
Following the promotion of SC Freiburg to the top division in Germany (2008/09 season), SC Freiburg has become the most southerly-based of all the 18 Bundesliga teams. It is located in the Breisgau area of Baden-Württemberg. The club is best known for its strong focus on young player development. The proportion of young players who make it into the professional team is one of the highest in the Bundesliga. SC Freiburg’s badenova stadium holds 24,000 spectators and is the first German football stadium to produce clean, environmentally-friendly energy as a solar-powered stadium.
About Infront Sports & Media
Infront Sports & Media, based in Zug, Switzerland, has grown impressively in recent years to become one of the leading international sports marketing groups in the world. Known for its high standards of delivery, the company covers all aspects of a successful sport event – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production and event operations. As a key player in winter sport, football and other summer sports, Infront enjoys long-lasting partnerships with 120 rights-holders and hundreds of sponsors and media companies. With an experienced and passionate team of 500 staff in over 20 offices across 10 countries, the Group helps to annually deliver more than 2,300 event days of top class sport around the world.
For further information, please contact:
Jörg Polzer / Nike Möhle
Infront Sports & Media AG
Tel. +41-41-723 15 15
Fax +41-41-723 15 16
Head of Department – Communications
MAGE SOLAR AG
Tel. +49-751-560 17-335
Sport-Club Freiburg e.V.
Tel. +49-761-385 51 67
Fax. +49-761-385 51 59