Viessmann, the main and title sponsor of the International Luge Federation (FIL), and Eberspächer are both set to continue their sponsorship of the World Cup. The contract extension was signed at the 65th FIL Congress in Constanţa, Romania. The signatories were Rudi Größwang from the sports marketing agency RGS, and Josef Fendt, President of the FIL.
Viessmann has supported the FIL for the last 25 years, with the first helmet sponsorship contract concluded back in May 1993. The manufacturer of technical heating systems has been the main and title sponsor of the World Cup for 22 years. The Eberspächer Group is an international automotive supplier with some 70 sites in 28 countries worldwide. The company is one of the world’s
leading developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, vehicle heaters and air-conditioning systems.
Claiming rare distinction of long-standing partnerships with sponsorsenjoyed by the International Luge Federation (FIL), In his annual review at the 65th FIL Congress in Constanţa, Romania, President Josef Fendt reflected “with pride on the almost unusually long collaboration”. The FIL has now been working with almost all of its sponsors for at least a decade. Continuity is paid more than lip service at the FIL.
Along with Eberspächer, main and title sponsor Viessmann likewise extended its collaboration with the FIL at the annual meeting of the international association. Both companies remain loyal to the World Cup until 2022. Viessmann has been supporting the FIL for 25 years and Eberspächer has now been part of the team for a decade and a half. Responsible for both contracts is Rudi Grösswang from sports rights agency RGS, which has also been a reliable partner of the FIL for more than 20 years. Now that is continuity.
Responsible for the contract with BMW, Infront also has a decades long connection with the FIL, which began under its previous name of CWL. The FIL has also worked together with DKB for many years.
The longest-lasting is the cooperation of the FIL with Uvex, who for 35 years has been responsible for the manufacturing of special safety helmets. The collaboration is based incidentally on an initiative of Josef Fendt, at that time Chair of the Sport Commission. “I think we may be more than a little proud of the continuity in this loyal collaboration with all our contract partners,” says Fendt.