The Club has agreed a two-year partnership deal with the Southampton-based global consumer electronics firm, who will take over as our headline sponsor as of 1st July 2014.
Veho is one of the fastest-growing consumer electronic brands in the world, globally recognised for its brand identity and its product design and innovation.
Our new sponsors have their global headquarters right here on the south coast, as well as regional offices in Singapore, Dubai, New York and Hong Kong, with distribution in over 100 countries.
The partnership will also see the launch of a Veho Saints range of co-branded electronics, while a showcase of Veho’s award-winning products will be on display in the WestQuay Saints Store on Saturday 10th May and the St Mary’s Megastore on Sunday 11th May.
Gareth Rogers, CEO at Southampton Football Club, commented: “Southampton Football Club is ready to build upon the successes of recent years, and finding a partner who could match our ambition was our main priority.
“In Veho, we have a partner who will help us further our reputation for being at the forefront of sport science and innovation throughout every department – not just the football side.
“Being able to select a partner who is part of the local community here in Southampton and has a global reach allows us to continue our development at a fast pace.”
Steve Lewis, CEO and Founder of Veho, said: “Veho was founded with innovation at its heart, and the opportunity to partner with Southampton was another step in the development of our brand. Both businesses have had success by driving innovation through every part of the organisation and we look forward to continuing that together.
“With a global audience of billions, in 212 territories, the exciting partnership with Saints means the Veho brand will be broadcast into 650 million homes worldwide.
“We are very excited about the partnership and look forward to working with the Club and engaging with the fans. The board of Veho are all lifelong supporters of the Club so we all share the fans’ passion for success on and off the pitch.”
As we welcome Veho to St Mary’s, the Club would like to pay tribute to outgoing sponsors aap3 after a three-year spell as our main backers.
Rogers added: “Since aap3 came on board in 2011, the Club has risen to an eighth-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League.
“We have shared some fantastic times with our outgoing sponsors, and we are truly thankful for the support they have given us over the past three years.”