mtu is chief sponsor for VfB-Friedrichshafen’s footballers

Posted on August 06, 2008

The new football season in the Wuerttemberg region will see Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen and VfB Friedrichshafen’s 1st Team kicking off together in the fifth division.

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  • Two formidable partners kick off the new football season together
  • Solid support for 1st Team, Indoor Cup Competition and Intensive Training Center

Friedrichshafen, 6 August 2008. The new football season in the Wuerttemberg region will see Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen and VfB Friedrichshafen’s 1st Team kicking off together in the fifth division. The reason is that mtu is now chief sponsor for the extremely successful VfB team. The company’s new role emphasizes its continuing support for the game which started with promotion of the mtu Indoor Cup Competition and the Intensive Football Training Center and it also underlines its commitment to the local Lake Constance region.

“We are looking forward to enjoying the season together with these talented and ambitious sportsmen. Their success depends on outstanding performance, endurance, team spirit and a love of competition - characteristics which are also of central importance to the success of our company” commented Volker Heuer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Tognum AG and President and CEO of MTU Friedrichshafen.

VfB President Maik Fodor is equally enthusiastic about participation by the Friedrichshafen company: “It is vital to have a strong partner such as mtu backing you up. Apart from the extremely high standards we both set ourselves, we also have another important factor in common, namely tradition. Next year, mtu and VfB will both be celebrating their centenaries”.

“Powered by mtu” encapsulates the driving force behind high-speed yachts, heavy land vehicles, locomotives and power-generation plants. From now on, that mtu power will also be directed at providing solid support for successful athletes: Last season, VfB Friedrichshafen’s 1st Team had no difficulty gaining promotion to the next higher division. And the next generation of young football stars is by no means lagging behind when it comes to performance - as is obvious from the mtu Intensive Football Training Center and the mtu Indoor Cup Competition which are now synonymous with top-level sporting achievement in the region. The Tognum subsidiary has renewed its pledge to act as chief sponsor for both of these projects again and in doing so it has underlined its continuing commitment to young people.

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MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH – A Tognum Group Company

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH is the core company of the Tognum Group. It develops and manufactures diesel engines and complete propulsion/drive systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles, industrial drive systems and decentralized power generation plants. Covering diesel engines from 20 to 9,100kW as well as gas turbines, the range of products is one of the most modern and wide-ranging in the industry. For the control and monitoring of engines and drive systems, the company produces custom-tailored electronic systems.

The Tognum Group with its two Business Units "Engines" and "Onsite Energy & Components" is among the leading providers of engines, propulsion/drive systems and decentralized power generation plants worldwide, using diesel engines with a power output of up to 9,100 kW, gas engines with up to 2,000 kW, fuel cells with up to 363 kW and gas turbines with up to 45,000 kW as their basis.

The product portfolio of the Business Unit "Engines" includes mtu engines and propulsion/drive systems for ships and military vehicles as well as for heavy land and rail vehicles and the oil & gas industry. The sales program of the Business Unit "Onsite Energy & Components" consists of decentralized power generation plants and injection systems from L’Orange as well as drive shafts from Rotorion. The power generation systems comprise diesel gensets for standby, prime and continuous power as well as cogeneration power plants on the basis of gas engines, fuel cells or gas turbines.

In 2007, Tognum achieved revenues of more than € 2.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 8,200. With its sales and service structure including 23 consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 sales partners and 1,100 authorized dealerships, Tognum has a global presence. Tognum AG shares (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been listed in the MDAX stock index since 2007.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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