Panasonic, a Worldwide Partner and global leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies, has been named as the Sochi 2014 Official Supplier in the Home Appliances category.
The agreement was signed by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President and CEO, Dmitry Chernyshenko; Senior Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation, Takumi Kajisha; and General Director of Panasonic Rus, Shigeo Suzuki. Under the agreement, Panasonic will supply the Sochi 2014 Olympic venues, Olympic Villages and Organizing Committee’s offices across the Olympic Park with 5,000 household appliances.
The household appliances that Panasonic will provide will ensure a comfortable work and relaxation environment for everybody involved in the Games. These include kitchen appliances (slow cookers, bread makers, teapots, toasters, coffee machines, blenders, juicers, and microwave ovens), home climate control equipment (air conditioners and purifiers), large home appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.), small appliances, massage chairs, and many other items.
Shigeo Suzuki noted:
“We are extremely proud of our longstanding collaboration with the IOC, through which people from all over the world are able to watch the spectacular events of the Olympic Games. I am especially delighted that we are able to expand our Olympic presence in Russia. Only once was the company able to do so before - at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. Over 16 years later, we are able to repeat this experience in Sochi. In this way, Panasonic Corporation is able to emphasize the significant role and importance of Russia in our global business.”
Dmitry Chernyshenko, said:
“We are delighted to have Panasonic as an Official Supplier of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Panasonic is a world leader in the electronics industry and innovative technology, making them a perfect fit for Sochi 2014. They will not only present audio and visual equipment to the Games in Sochi, but also high-quality home appliances that have earned the trust and respect of millions of people in Russia. I am confident that our partnership is another step in ensuring that the Games in Sochi will be the most modern and innovative”.