Professional European Rugby Club | DHL announced as official logistics partner of European Professional Club Rugby


The EPCR is delighted to announce that DHL Express, the world leader in international express logistics, has become the latest addition to its business portfolio as an official partner of the Heineken Champions Cup and the EPCR Challenge Cup.

The deal will see DHL provide customized logistics solutions for both tournaments while enhancing the EPCR’s current suite of business partners which includes Heineken, Tissot, Financial Times, Gilbert and Kappa.

As a long-standing global sponsor of rugby-related partnerships including Harlequins, Munster Rugby, DHL Stormers, British and Irish Lions, World Rugby Sevens Series and Rugby World Cups, DHL is well positioned and perfectly positioned to further support the development of the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup as the EPCR seeks to expand its reach into new markets.

Following the new EPCR shareholder agreement that was reached earlier this year, and ahead of the first round of matches next month of the 2021/22 season, many initiatives are underway, especially on new digital platforms. to build on the lasting success of the Heineken Champions Cup. – with nearly 32 million global TV audiences last season – as well as the passion of supporters, clubs, players and partners involved in EPCR tournaments.

François Vergnol, EPCR Marketing and Sales Director, said: “As we enter an exciting new era for the world’s biggest rugby tournaments, with expansion into new territories and new and improved competition formats, We receive excellent feedback from global brands regarding our Opportunities partnership. In this context, and given our growing global logistics needs and challenges, we are delighted to welcome DHL to our family of business partners.

Mike Parra, CEO Americas and Global Head of Sponsorships, DHL Express, said: “DHL has become synonymous with rugby across the world, with many common values ​​such as speed, passion, the right first shot, excellence. and teamwork. We are delighted to join the EPCR family and look forward to meeting their expectations, on and off the pitch. Our partnership presents a unique opportunity for us to engage with the teams, our customers and the many fans in Europe and around the world and we look forward to playing our part in spreading rugby to the world. “

The new season of the Heineken Champions Cup and the EPCR Challenge Cup starts on the weekend of 10/11/12 December with the 2022 finals scheduled at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille on May 27 and 28.

About DHL
DHL – the logistics company for the world – is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Its divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from domestic and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and sea transport to chain management. industrial supply.

With approximately 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories around the world, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling sustainable global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growing markets and industries including technology, life sciences and health, engineering, manufacturing and energy, automotive mobility and retail, DHL is positioning itself as a decisively as “the logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of the Deutsche Post DHL group. The Group generated sales of more than 66 billion euros in 2020. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emission logistics by 2050.


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