Blues announce major sponsor
18 February 2011
The Blues are now proud to sport on their shorts and around the field, the name of a long-standing sponsor of the franchise – Ricoh.
A leader in digital office solutions, Ricoh has enjoyed a successful partnership with the Blues and Auckland Rugby. This has now stepped up another level, with Ricoh committing as a major sponsor for the next three years.
Blues and Auckland Rugby CEO Andy Dalton said the support Ricoh has given to both teams is very much appreciated and a great fit.
"We both pursue excellence in our respective industries, and we're pleased to feature such a great sponsor on our playing strip."
Ricoh New Zealand Managing Director Mike Pollok said: "We are proud to increase our support for the Blues, while also maintaining our association with Auckland Rugby. This partnership works well for a service-led company like ours. Skill, innovation, commitment and teamwork are essential to succeed in business and in rugby."
Within New Zealand, Ricoh has a diverse client base more than 7,000 strong, spanning large corporates, government departments, universities and local councils, as well as business of all sizes. Worldwide, Ricoh have more than 100,000 staff working in offices spanning 150 countries.