Northampton Saints announce GT Radial as Official Tyre Partner

Northampton Saints, rugby union team, has embarked on an exciting new partnership, announcing GT Radial as its Official Tyre Partner.

This collaboration marks a significant fusion between sports and industry, demonstrating the evolving nature of commercial partnerships within the sports sector.

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Northampton Saints
Published on
March 27, 2024

The partnership agreement encompasses the placement of the GT Radial logo on the back right of the players’ shorts for both home and away kits, starting with their upcoming clash against Saracens at the cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens. Additionally, GT Radial will command a prominent advertising presence in the Barwell Stand next to the electronic scoreboard, enhancing its brand visibility through adverts and recognition campaigns.

GT Radial, recognised for its commitment to producing high-performance tyres that excel in various conditions, mirrors the attributes of dedication, quality, and success inherent in professional rugby. This synergy between the two entities underpins the partnership's rationale.

Ulundi Makhanya, Director of Commercial Partnerships at Northampton Saints, expressed enthusiasm for the alliance, stating, “We’re delighted to be able to welcome GT Radial to our esteemed list of Commercial Partners. GT Radial are a global brand, who share common values with Saints, both on the pitch, and the road. We look forward to the start of a long-term partnership together.” This sentiment highlights the shared values and ambitions that form the foundation of this partnership.

GT Radial, as part of the arrangement, will enjoy benefits such as matchday tickets or hospitality for every home league game and special access to the Tunnel Club once a season, enhancing the engagement and experience for both parties.

Brian McDermott, Country Manager (UK) for Giti Tire, and Stefan Brohs, Marketing Director (Europe) for Giti Tire, both emphasised the strategic importance of the partnership. McDermott highlighted the opportunity for GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC) dealers to enjoy home game day hospitality, while Brohs pointed out the broader engagement possibilities across Europe, especially considering Northampton Saints’ participation in the Gallagher Premiership and the Investec Champions Cup.

This partnership not only signifies a significant step for both Northampton Saints and GT Radial but also illustrates the broader impact of such collaborations on the sports industry and its commercial dynamics. It showcases how strategic partnerships can extend brand visibility, engage with broader audiences, and align shared values for mutual benefit, setting a precedent for future collaborations between sports teams and industry brands.

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