Molten Becomes Official Ball Partner of International Handball Federation
By Community | January 15, 2014
The International Handball Federation (IHF) has revealed today the Molten Corporation as their new official ball partner.
Molten’s Elite x5000 series balls will be the official ball for all IHF competitions starting from the 2014 Women’s Junior World Championship in Croatia.
Dr. Hassan Moustafa, President of the International Handball Federation, commented on the new deal: “Balls are a crucial part of handball – and therefore we are very proud to have a new, but highly experienced official ball partner at our side.
“Molten has gained experience in producing high-tech handballs for decades, they are passionate about our sport. In close cooperation with Molten, the International Handball Federation will work on perfect balls for perfect handball matches – following their claim “for the real game”. We are proud to have a new globally thinking and globally leading long-term partner.”
Statement from Kiyo Tamiaki, President and CEO of the Molten Corporation:
“We are very pleased to begin our partnership with the IHF and about the selection of Molten to be used as the official game ball in the world’s most elite handball competitions. Molten is dedicated to being at the forefront of technological innovation with the goal of providing the highest quality and value to athletes throughout the world.
“We are honoured to have been given this wonderful opportunity to partner with the IHF, and we offer our heartfelt thanks to the IHF President, Dr Moustafa, and all of those involved in serving the sport of handball. Guided by our brand statement ‘For the real game’, Molten is committed to producing the absolutely best products to fulfil and exceed the expectations of the handball community.”