Tognum sponsors Match Race Germany
Posted on May 07, 2008
Tognum and its subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen are sponsors of the international sailing competition Match Race Germany. The regatta will be held off Langenargen at Lake Constance from 8 to 12 May 2008. One of the eight racing yachts will start with the Tognum logo on its hull, spinnaker, foresail and mainsail.
- Boat partner for renowned sailing event
Friedrichshafen, 7 May 2008. Tognum and its subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen are sponsors of the international sailing competition Match Race Germany. The regatta will be held off Langenargen at Lake Constance from 8 to 12 May 2008. One of the eight racing yachts will start with the Tognum logo on its hull, spinnaker, foresail and mainsail. Tognum has thus added to its existing mtu sponsoring activities.
At this year’s eleventh Match Race Germany in Langenargen, top teams of the Match Race world ranking list, the America’s Cup and Olympic winners will be sailing in duels against each other. Tognum’s CEO Volker Heuer: “Team spirit is the basis for success in sport sailing. The same applies to successful companies such as Tognum: Positive results can only be achieved if everyone pulls together.”
Match Race Germany is part of the world championship and the only German event in the global World Match Racing Tour. In recent years, the regatta has been watched by several thousand spectators from the shore of the lake.
The races take place from 8 to 12 May, daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the final is on Whit Monday (12 May) between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. As in previous years, entry is free of charge.
After the event, the yacht sponsored by Tognum will be in use on Lake Constance for general corporate events, yacht charter or other regional regattas.
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Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships and heavy land and rail vehicles, as well as industrial drive systems and decentralized power plants. These business operations are organized in two divisions: mtu Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems & Components.
Tognum’s product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kilowatts, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells, and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the Group develops and manufactures tailored electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.
Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to more than €2.8 billion in 2007. At the end of 2007, the Group employed approximately 8,200 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 23 consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.