An important signal in challenging times: FC Schalke 04 have agreed on an extension of their sponsorships deals with premium partners, Stölting Service Group and Böklunder. While cooperation with the Gelsenkirchen based Stölting Service Group has been extended until June 30, 2029, Böklunder have agreed on three more years under the same contractual specifications and conditions until June 30, 2024. An immediate special payment has been agreed upon with both companies.
Hans Mosbacher, Stölting Service Group CEO: “We are happy to be offering our long-term support to a strong partner from our hometown in FC Schalke 04. The contract extension is a show of togetherness and a sign that we can trust one another.”
Stölting Service Group, from Gelsenkirchen, have been supporting the Royal Blues since 2017, and moved up into the premium partner category as of the 2019/20 season. Schalke’s pre-existing contract with the company, who continue to hold the title of “FC Schalke 04’s official Service Group”, was due to expire on 30 June 2023.
FC Schalke 04 and Böklunder have run a successful partnership since 2001. As the industry leaders in self-service sausages, the brand “Böklunder” has become the epitome of delicious food at the VELTINS-Arena. Schalke’s contract with the company, who are part of the ‘zur Mühlen’ group, was set to expire in summer 2021. Under the same specifications, the contract has now been extended until 2024.
Axel Knau, CEO of the ‘zur Mühlen’ group: “We’ve experienced some great times with FC Schalke 04 over the years. So for us there was no doubt at all that we would stand alongside them in difficult times as well.”
Alexander Jobst, head of marketing, distribution and organisation: “Given the current circumstances, I am particularly pleased that Stölting Service Group and Böklunder have decided to extend their partnerships with us. This is a powerful message for FC Schalke 04.”