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World Championships sponsorship lift as Korean heritage brand signs deal

10th May 2019

Hosts GB Taekwondo have announced Korean heritage brand, Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, as an official sponsor for the 2019 World Taekwondo Championship in Manchester (May 15-19).

Doosan produced their first forklift truck in 1968 and for 51 years has met customers’ needs for quality material handling supplies and services.

Doosan, who have become as synonymous as taekwondo with Korea – the sport’s spiritual home – now supply forklifts to over 90 countries and have become a preferred supplier to many of the world’s leading fleet users.

The World Taekwondo Championships has never previously been held in the UK.

But with Mancunian trained stars, including 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, Jade Jones and twice world champion, Bianca Walkden taking part there is plenty for home fans to cheer.

The action can be seen on the BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website and BT Sport. Coverage will also include a highlights show on BBC2 on May 20th from 2.30pm-4pm.

The event is also expected to attract significant international coverage in European and Asian markets.

Matt Archibald, Chief Executive Officer for GB Taekwondo, said: “We are delighted Doosan have chosen to support the World Taekwondo Championships to showcase their Korean heritage and values.

“We look forward to starting what we hope will be a long-term partnership with the team at Doosan.”

David Clarkson, CEO of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK commented “We’re very proud to become a sponsor of GB Taekwondo, who share not only a Korean heritage like ourselves but also similar values such as teamwork, commitment, integrity and spirit.”

He also adds “On a recent visit to the National Performance Centre, we were able to see first-hand the sheer hard work and dedication that the team are putting into achieving their personal and collective team goals of becoming world leaders in Taekwondo.

“This mirrors perfectly how Doosan are committed to becoming the UK’s leading forklift truck manufacturer through hard work and continuous development of their people. We hope that this will be the start of a very positive and rewarding long-term partnership.”

Doosan’s machines offer simple, powerful and performance as well as operator comfort and environmental friendliness, that help you to get the most from your investment.

Doosan’s UK presence was established in 1994, and their range covers more than 100 models of forklift truck and warehouse equipment in total, spanning 1.0 – 25.0-tonnes with electric, gas and diesel powered options.

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