TAIPEI, TAIWAN (14 February, 2007) - Acer, the fourth largest vendor in the global IT market (Gartner data, 4Q 2006), today announces the signing of a two-year official agreement with FC Barcelona.
From January 2007, Acer has become Official Supplier of FC Barcelona, one of the most celebrated European teams, winner of two European Cups, four European Cup-Winners Cup, three Fairs Cup (now known as UEFA Cup), two European Supercups, eighteen Spanish League Championships, twenty-four National Cups (Copa del Rey) and many more.
Acer and the European Football giant - number one in the "All-time Club World Ranking" recently published by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) - are known throughout the world for their winning mentality and for the global recognition of their brand names.
"In the last few years Acer has shown how team and competition spirit can turn ambitious goals into concrete achievements," comments Gianfranco Lanci, President, Acer Inc. "In sport and technology, it's the vision of the game that makes the difference, whether it's a single match or an entire season. Both teams - Acer and Barcelona - have built their long-term game strategy upon solid foundations, paving the way for future victories."
"We are extremely pleased to have agreed this sponsorship with a world leading brand within the PC industry," comments Marc Ingla, Vice President, FC Barcelona. "This agreement with Acer, a Taiwan based corporation, will help the club to project its image and values globally in association with Acer."
With this agreement, the Acer brand will be present on numerous occasions in Spanish and international football events, associated with a team that can boast more than a hundred years of success and the drive to continue winning and amaze its millions of fans.
Under the terms of the deal, Acer will be exclusive Official Supplier to FC Barcelona in the category of Notebook and Desktop PC (Exclusive for Spain only).
Acer ranks as the world's No. 4 branded PC vendor, designing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their lives. Since spinning-off its manufacturing operation, Acer has focused on globally marketing its brand-name products: mobile and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high-definition TVs, and handheld/navigational devices. Acer's unique Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continued success. The model encourages partners and suppliers to collaborate in a winning formula of supply-chain management, allowing Acer to provide customers with fresh technologies, competitive pricing, and quality service. Established in 1976, Acer Inc. employs 5,300 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Estimated revenue for 2006 is US$11.31 billion. Please visit www.acer.com.
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