Last minute sponsor for Kielerwoche
Right at the last minute, Kieler Woche has a new premium partner in Veolia Umweltservice GmbH - a subsidiary company of Veolia Environnement the world leader in environmental services. Veolia CEO Dr. Thorsten Grenz, a Kieler Woche fan and active sailor himself was already involved in Kieler Woche six years ago with a sponsoring partnership.
“As the world leader in environmental services we are fascinated by the thought of competitive sailing where strategic planning and perfect teamwork on the water come together,” said Grenz, who said his late commitment to the event was due to the improving economic situation (a year ago it wouldn't have been possible to take this step).
Veolia Umweltservice's parent company Veolia Environnement has operations on every continent provided customised solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water, environmental services, energy services and passenger transportation. Their biggest sponsorship in sailing is that of French shorthanded offshore sailor Roland Jourdain.
Kieler Woche races are supported by the premium partners AUDI AG, HSH Nordbank, Veolia Umweltservice GmbH and Messe Düsseldorf with boot Düsseldorf as well as the sponsors Addix Internet Services, b+m Informatik, B+S Card Service, DSB Deutsche Schlauchboot, Dimension-Polyant, Fürst Bismarck Quelle, Helly Hansen, Hugo Hamann mit Konica Minolta, imetas, International Farbenwerke, KielNET, Liros, Nexus, Nord Event, North Sails, SVG Service Verlag and Segler-Zeitung, ThyssenKrupp, Tutima (Official Timekeeper), Wortmann AG.