WAIBLINGEN, Germany, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ -
High Performers Together
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series is cooperating with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at events in
the elite division of lumberjack sports. Both brands appeal to the
Series's target group of people with a high affinity for the great
outdoors, for example at international competitions such as the
Champions Trophy and the World Championship. Volkswagen Commercial
Vehicles made one of its first appearances in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series at the Champions Trophy in Florence, Italy, in May. Dr. Günther
Scherelis, Head of Communications at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles,
sees big opportunities in the partnership: "We build vehicles such as
the Amarok for professionals in the outdoor world, for people who earn
their living or spend their free time there. The international STIHL
TIMBERSPORTS® Series is a good fit with the Amarok: it's all about high performance,
precision, know-how and stamina."
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In the Champions Trophy in Florence the world's top eight athletes
battled it out in front of some 2,500 enthusiastic fans; the 2015 World
Championship to be held in Poznań, Poland, in November is expected to
draw about 7,000 spectators; television audiences of several million
worldwide have followed the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® competitions for years on channels like TV media partner, Eurosport.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles completes the international pool of
Series sponsors which also includes the construction machinery
manufacturer, Liebherr, the main sponsor of the World Championship,
watchmaker Jacques Lemans and garden tool manufacturer VIKING. "We are
delighted to have Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as partner. The two
brands go together perfectly and enable us to tell exciting stories on
all aspects of the sport and our products," says Paul F. Sumalowitsch,
in charge of international sponsorship for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series.
Within the Volkswagen Group, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand is
responsible for the development, production and sales of light
commercial vehicles. The model range comprises urban delivery vehicles,
transporters, MPVs, campervans and pick-up trucks. It's nearly 60 years
since the foundation stone for the Hanover plant was laid - the main
production site of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand. Today,
commercial vehicles are produced at the Group's three locations in
Hanover, Poznań in Poland and Pacheco, Argentina. In 2014, the
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand supplied more than 446,000
vehicles to customers around the world.
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series was launched in 1985 as an international competition series in
lumberjack sports. It has its roots in Australia, where foresters have
held traditional local wood-chopping contests since the 19th century.
Over time, these contests have evolved into professional competitions
on a high level of athleticism.
More information on this topic can be found at http://www.stihl-timbersports.de
Video clips are available on https://www.youtube.com/user/STIHLTIMBERSPORTStv and you can download pictures and video material from http://media.stihl-timbersports.com (registration required) and from
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® is a registered trade mark of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG.
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Press contact: Jasmin Oun