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ORLEN Deutschland congratulates THW Kiel for winning the 23rd German Championship


Elmshorn, 12 June 2023 - Excitement until the last match day: By winning away from home in the 34th game of the 2022/23 Handball Bundesliga season at Frisch Auf Göppingen (34:27), record champion THW Kiel once again secured the German championship. It is the 23rd national title in club history. ORLEN Deutschland, a partner of the Zebras for more than ten years and the main and shirt sponsor since 2016, warmly and proudly congratulates the team of head coach Filip Jícha on this triumph.

"It's impressive to see the dedication with which the team has pursued the goal of the championship throughout the season, and is once again demonstrating its exceptional position in German handball. Now that we have won the title, we have two reasons to celebrate this year: The THW Kiel Championship and our 20th company anniversary," says Dariusz Pawlik, Chief Operating Officer of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH.

After the win in Göppingen, the team headed straight home to celebrate the title with their fans at their home Wunderino Arena in Kiel on Sunday night. Main sponsor ORLEN thanks the players who will leave the club at the end of the season for their commitment and wishes them all the best for the future.

The Zebras will compete in the ORLEN star Cup on August 20th, before THW will compete in the first mandatory match of the upcoming season as the German champion at the 2023 Super Cup. The preparatory tournament is the conclusion of the Kiel teams´ season preparation, with the opponents being Handball Sport Verein Hamburg and Polish Champions League competitor ORLEN Wisła Płock. Tickets for the ORLEN star Cup at the Wunderino Arena in Kiel are available from 3rd July at​ www.thw-ti​ckets.deWith the ORLEN star Cup, ORLEN Deutschland is extending its more than ten years of involvement with the German handball record champions, including the main and jersey sponsorship since 2016.

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star and ORLEN – the petrol stations of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH

ORLEN Deutschland GmbH was founded in March 2003. It is a 100% subsidiary of the Polish multi-energy corporation PKN ORLEN S.A. and part of the international ORLEN Group. The company currently operates over 600 star and ORLEN petrol stations on the German market. ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, based in Elmshorn, is one of the ten largest petrol station operators in Germany and has been the main sponsor of German handball record champion THW Kiel since 2016.

star and ORLEN petrol stations offer quality fuels as well as their own brand products at an attractive price-performance ratio. Customers also benefit from the B2B-fleet-card and receive additional services such as car washing and parcel services at many stations. Filling stations with 'star café' and 'stop.café' invite you to take breaks in a feel-good atmosphere and offer coffee specialities, a large selection of tasty meals and hot and cold snacks all day long.

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Press contact:
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
Klaus-Peter Dittrich
Manager Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49-41214750-1768


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