Yanmar to sponsor Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund

Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Yanmar are to sponsor Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund in the 2011/12 season.

4 August 2011 Eoin Connolly
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Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Yanmar are to sponsor Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund in the 2011/12 season.

The deal will see Yanmar become a second-tier 'Champion Partner' of the German club, with branding on advertising hoardings and interview boards at Signal Iduna Park, and on other media such as the club's official website. The company has an option to extend the agreement, which coincides with their centenary, and is valued by Sponsors.de at around US$1.42 million a year.
 
Yanmar are the lead sponsor of Cerezo Osaka in the J-League, Japan's top flight. They are the former club of Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who declared himself "especially pleased" with the deal.

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