Istanbul, 12 April 2012:
Galatasaray A.S. today announced that Nikon, a leading global manufacturer in digital cameras has become the official photo/camera sponsor of the team from the play-off of the 2011/12 season.
Since its founding in 1907, Nikon has established themselves as a pioneer of optical glass technology in Japan and they have gone on to gain global recognition as a top manufacturer of camera- related and optical products for consumers.
Nikon has been a strong supporter of football, with many years of involvement with events in Asia like The AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Champions league. However, this is their first experience to be a sponsor of individual football team in Turkey.
Commenting on the agreement, Nikon Middle East FZE Managing Director Takashi Yoshida, said:
“We are glad and honored to become an official sponsor of Galatasaray which is one of the most successfull and well-known football clubs not only in Turkey, but also among Europe and the Middle-East countries with its supporters, increasing day by day. Turkey has been the strategically very important market for Nikon with its young and hardworking population. As Nikon family, we chose Galatasaray becasue we were sure about its brand value and we believe that we are going to implement such good and successfull works together with passion, friendship and precision. As Galatasaray chose us, we chose Galatasaray as our partner.”
Ali Dürüst, Deputy President of Galatasaray Sports Club, said: “ We are delighted to announce Nikon as a prominent global brand has become our sponsor. We are happy that Nikon has consolidated its international power with Galatasaray which has many unquestionable achievements in Turkey and Europe. This cooperation between Galatasaray and Nikon as the global brands which have history and tradition for more than hundred years, excite us about important works and innovations we will implement together. We believe that association with Nikon will contribute to raise our brand reputation and recognition in Japan and other Asian countries.”