Sochi 2014 signs on Panasonic as Official Supplier of the Olympic Games
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) Olympic Top Sponsor Panasonic has signed on as Official Supplier for the Sochi 2014 winter Games covering the “home appliances” category.
CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said, “We are delighted to have Panasonic as an Official Supplier of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Panasonic is a world leader in the electronics industry and innovative technology, making them a perfect fit for Sochi 2014.
“They will not only present audio and visual equipment to the Games in Sochi, but also high-quality home appliances that have earned the trust and respect of millions of people in Russia. I am confident that our partnership is another step in ensuring that the Games in Sochi will be the most modern and innovative”.
Panasonic has been an international partner of the IOC in the exclusive "Audio-Visual Equipment" category for the past 25 years providing the Olympic Games with hi-tech audio-visual technology.
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President and CEO, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation Takumi Kajisha and General Director of Panasonic Rus Ltd, Shigeo Suzuki all signed the agreement. The accord will supply about 5,000 household appliances to the Sochi 2014 Olympic venues, Olympic Villages and the Organizing Committee’s offices in the Olympic Park.
Technically speaking this will include kettles, coffee-machines, microwave ovens, irons, refrigerators, washing machines and thermo pots.
“We are extremely proud of our longstanding collaboration with the IOC, through which people from all over the world are able to watch the spectacular events of the Olympic Games,” said the general director of Panasonic Rus Ltd. Shigeo Suzuki. “I am especially delighted that we are able to expand our Olympic presence in Russia. Only once the company was able to do so before - at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. Over 15 years later, we are able to repeat this experience in Sochi. In this way, Panasonic Corporation emphasizes the significant role and importance of Russia in our global business.”
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