Elmshorn, Germany, 27 May 2014 – Last Sunday's final was one of the most exciting matches in the history of handball: THW Kiel beat the DHB- Pokal German cup champions Füchse Berlin with a score of 37:23. This placed them at the top of the table with all games having been played, and only two goals ahead of their nearest rivals, the Rhein-Neckar Löwen from Mannheim. As a close partner and one of the first well-wishers, ORLEN Deutschland would like to extend its congratulations to the team. As a way of demonstrating its long-term confidence in the club, the company used this opportunity to also announce that it would be continuing its sponsorship commitment to the leading team in the first league of German handball for the next two seasons.
"We are very proud to be supporting Germany's most successful handball club again this year. Our two brands are not only connected by their origins in the north of Germany, but also the fact that both our gas station brand “star” and TKW Kiel are very likable. The legions of fans are also testament to this," says Wieslaw Milkiewicz, CTO and press spokesman of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH.
star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been operating more than 550 petrol stations in the northern half of Germany since 2003. The company, which is based in Elmshorn, near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and petrochemicals group PKN ORLEN SA, which is the largest company in central-east Europe with an annual turnover of EUR 27 billion in 2013.
PKN ORLEN SA is listed on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges and is represented on the petrol station market in Eastern and Central Europe with a total of 2,700 petrol stations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Lithuania. In recent years, large investments have been made in Lithuania and the Czech Republic in order to bring the group a step closer to its goal of becoming the leading oil company in Central Europe.