Northampton Saints has today announced that Kubota UK has agreed to join the club’s group of Elite Sponsors for an initial period of two years.
Kubota UK’s logo has been seen on the back of the Saints’ playing shirts since November 2015, with the company also providing the machinery for the Franklin’s Gardens ground staff to maintain the pitches to the highest possible standard despite some trying conditions during a wet winter.
Kubota has been operating in the UK for nearly 40 years as a subsidiary of Japan’s Kubota Corporation, which itself has been in business for over a century. Kubota UK has an unrivalled reputation for excellence and innovation in the development and production of equipment ranging from compact tractors, ride-on mowers and utility vehicles to construction machinery and engines, all supported by excellent after-sales support.
Saints chief executive Allan Robson is delighted that Kubota has signed their agreement with the club.
“It is very pleasing to see that Kubota UK has quickly recognised the value of an association with a club like Northampton Saints to make the decision to develop their Elite Sponsorship agreement with us,” he said.
“As a club we refuse to rest on our laurels. The Barwell Stand is enabling us to accommodate record attendances at Franklin’s Gardens, we are constantly striving to improve in all areas of the organisation, and are part of an Aviva Premiership which is rapidly expanding its own global profile. More people are coming through the turnstiles and watching on TV and Kubota UK will receive considerable exposure over the next two years.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with them in the years going forward.”
Dave Roberts, Kubota UK’s managing director, said that taking the opportunity of becoming an Elite Sponsor of the Saints was an easy decision to make.
“We’ve only been with the Saints for a short time but it has quickly become clear that they are an outstanding club that is committed to having positive, long-term relationships with its sponsors that become entrenched over time,” he said.
“There are many synergies between our goals at Kubota UK and those that the Saints have, not least a drive for excellence and a desire to lead our respective fields. We are looking forward to building a mutually beneficial future in which we both achieve our aims.”
For more information about Kubota’s wide range of groundcare, agriculture, construction machinery and engines head to www.kubota.co.uk.