Leading technology company Toshiba TEC UK Imaging Systems is today (Tuesday, 18 September) revealed as the Official Office Automation Supporter of Glasgow 2014.
In the context of the Games, Office Automation will include providing a comprehensive, managed print service including multi-function printers supported by on-site engineers, a dedicated help-desk and project managers.
Throughout the 11 days of competition between the 71 Nations and Territories of the Commonwealth, Toshiba products will be at the heart of the office facilities in the Games’ Main Press Centre, Venue Press Centres and Athletes’ Village.
The announcement was made in Glasgow at Scotstoun Sports Campus with the support of Commonwealth Games silver medallist Eilidh Child, who recently competed in the 400m hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Toshiba TEC UK joins an impressive and growing list of commercial partners of Glasgow 2014 and is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company in the world and the 91st largest company in terms of sales.
Toshiba already has a reliable track record in delivering world class technology for global sporting events having sponsored two Rugby World Cups – in New Zealand in 2011 and in France in 2007.
Parent company Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion).
Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg said:
“I am delighted to welcome Toshiba TEC UK into the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family. The company is a true leader in its field and brings a wealth of expertise, not only in delivering key services but also doing so amidst the uniquely pressurised environment of global sporting events.
“I look forward to working Toshiba TEC UK over the next two years and am sure their valued experience will help keep Glasgow 2014 running smoothly from now until Games time.”
Toshiba TEC UK managing director Adam Sheppard said:
“Toshiba TEC UK and the Commonwealth Games share values such as healthy competition, a commitment to the communities in which we operate, and the desire to achieve the highest standards. We’re honoured to be playing a part in the Commonwealth Games and are looking forward to an enjoyable two years of preparation.”
Leslie Roy, Commonwealth Games Scotland Board Member and President of Scottish Athletics, said:
“It is great to see another well-known global brand enter the Glasgow 2014 family of official sponsors and I am delighted that it is one which already knows the demands of a major sporting event. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be the biggest sporting event in Scotland’s history and this announcement marks another step in the journey to 2014.”