Stoke City announce record team wear deal with Italian brand macron
The Potters have signed a five-year partnership with the Italian sportswear manufacturer, making it the biggest kit deal in the Club’s history.
Macron, a European leader in the production of active sportswear, supply technical apparel to more than 40 professional clubs across the continent, including Sporting Lisbon, Napoli, Lazio and Real Betis, as well as Crystal Palace.
They also supply baseball and basketball teams, as well as a number of top athletes but the partnership with City will raise their Premier League profile.
Macron will provide unique bespoke designs each season for playing kits, training gear and leisure wear.
City Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “We are delighted to be entering into a five-year partnership with Macron which, in commercial terms, is by far the biggest agreement with a kit supplier we’ve ever signed.
“Macron are a rapidly growing brand in a highly competitive market. They are a company with big aspirations which is another reason why our partnership is such a perfect fit.”
Founded in 1971, Macron are based in Bologna and have been providing professional sportswear to professional football teams for the last 25 years.
Macron Chief Executive Gianluca Pavanello added: “We are really excited about this new partnership with a top 10 club in what is renowned to be the most watched football league in the world. Our designers have been working round the clock in close collaboration with the Club to develop the new collection that we hope the players and fans will wear with pride.”