VIVAWEST become new partner of FC Schalke 04

VIVAWEST are the new partner of FC Schalke 04. Effective immediately, the logo of the housing company will be displayed on the club’s shirts. Both parties have agreed to not disclose further details of the partnership.

“We see ourselves as a company with a long tradition of providing company housing for mining workers and, with our administrative headquarters located in Gelsenkirchen, we see it as our duty to support Schalke. The terrible events in Ukraine require all of us to stand together and to show solidarity. In this spirit, we are agreeing a temporary partnership with FC Schalke 04 based on our shared values, and are very much looking forward to it,” said chairman of the VIVAWEST management board, Uwe Eichner.

Dr. Bernd Schröder und Uwe Eichner

“We are very grateful to VIVAWEST for their support during a challenging time,” said Dr. Bernd Schröder, CEO of FC Schalke 04. “After terminating our partnership with GAZPROM this past week, we have managed to swiftly drive forward the necessary realignment of Schalke 04. Our discussions with VIVAWEST were marked by a shared appreciation and respect. This partnership marks the start of a new era at Schalke.”

Our discussions with VIVAWEST were marked by a shared appreciation and respect. This partnership marks the start of a new era at Schalke.

Dr. Bernd Schröder

“Being able to find a new partner so quickly sends a positive signal to our fans and partners, both with respect to our medium-term financial planning and the corporate bond we are planning to take out shortly. Our financial capacity to act was given at all times, and now it’s about further building it up and using the opportunities that present themselves. We are confident that we will manage this, also thanks to the partnership with VIVAWEST,” said Christina Rühl-Hamers, board member for finance.

“VIVAWEST and FC Schalke 04 share the reality that for several decades, we have played a central role in the day-to-day lives of many people in the Ruhr Valley. We now want to carry this long history into a successful future together,” said Peter Knäbel, board member for sport and communication. “We want to be successful together, both on and off the pitch.”

As one of the leading housing companies in North Rhine-Westphalia, VIVAWEST manages almost 120,000 apartments in around 100 municipalities on the Rhine and Ruhr, providing housing for nearly 300,000 people. The roots of the company go back almost 100 years, when large mining estates were built for miners on the Rhine and Ruhr. Today, the company and its service companies provide services in the housing industry, ensuring safety and quality of life – from green space management to trade services, as well as providing multimedia, measuring and billing services.


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