Manila – The Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) and Daikin Industries Ltd jointly announced at a signing ceremony today that the air-conditioning firm will be the Official Cooling Sponsor of the 28th SEA Games. Daikin, the world’s largest air-conditioning manufacturer, will provide cash sponsorship of S$1 million.
Mr Ching Khim Huat, Managing Director of Daikin Air-conditioning (Singapore) Pte Ltd, said the deal was in line with their global objective to grow together with communities everywhere and to touch the lives of everyone. “Daikin is proud to play a key role in promoting sports around the region. We firmly believe that sporting events like the SEA Games not only encourages but also fosters strong regional cooperation, community spirit, friendship and peace within the Southeast Asian community.”
Applauding Daikin’s backing of sports in the region, Mr Lim Teck Yin, Chairman of SINGSOC EXCO said, “We are pleased to have Daikin on board for the 28th SEA Games and their sponsorship will go a long way towards the success of the Games. The SEA Games is about bridging relationships across the Southeast Asian nations, and Daikin’s involvement in the global sporting scene makes them an ideal partner to co-create this regional Games with.”
While striving to be a locally rooted company dedicated to protecting the environment, supporting education, and promoting arts and culture, Daikin has over the years also been actively involved with the advancement of sports in the various countries it operates in. These include the Daikin Orchid Ladies Gold Tournament in Okinawa. In addition it also sponsors the Galatasaray women’s volleyball team in Turkey, the SV Germania 08 football club in Germany, a football team in Belgium, the Greentown football team in China, and Chonburi FC in Thailand. In some countries it also supports billiards and football leagues, cycling events and track and field competitions.
With the signing of this latest sponsorship deal to become the Official Cooling Sponsor of the 28th SEA Games, Daikin continues to look for further opportunities to achieve