MIKASA CORPORATION (hereafter called “MIKASA”) and Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (hereafter called “FIVB”), Volleyball World (hereafter called “VW”) signed the extension of the cooperation for another 8 years from 2025 to 2032.
FIVB/VW have been the global leaders in volleyball, beach volleyball, and snow volleyball competitions. Mikasa has supported the success of athletes by providing high-quality balls for the international competitions.
With this agreement, MIKASA balls will continue to be the sole official ball used in the international competitions organized by FIVB/VW until 2032. We will continue to support the athletes’ success and promote these sports.
MIKASA also supports the FIVB/VW’s development project and cooperates in activities to spread the joy of the sports all over the world. We will work together with FIVB/VW to ensure the development of the volleyball across the world.
President of MIKASA, Mr. Yuji Saeki said,
“MIKASA is extremely pleased to renew our partnership with FIVB and VW. We have enjoyed a long and cordial relationship with the FIVB and VW, and we look forward to supporting the development and success of volleyball all over the world by providing our products for people of all ages and backgrounds. “
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° said,
“MIKASA has been a loyal partner to the global volleyball family for many years and we are thrilled to be extending our relationship for another 8 years. MIKASA is invaluable to the FIVB, not only in its provision of equipment but also in its commitment to supporting development projects and activities of the FIVB across the world. I am looking forward to the continuation of this important relationship, that will help to ensure the sustained success of our sport for many years to come.”
Volleyball World CEO, Finn Taylor said,
“Dedicated to supporting the global volleyball community, the partnership with MIKASA has made a significant impact on our sport worldwide, spanning from grassroots to the international stage. It brings me great joy to see this relationship continue, and I look forward to witnessing the continued development of volleyball.”
The signing ceremony took place at the VW Headquarters in the city of Lausanne in Switzerland, with Mr. Fabio Azevedo, General Director of FIVB, Mr. L. Fernando Lima, Chairman of the Board of VW, Mr. Finn Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of VW, and Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of MIKASA.
Mikasa will become the official supplier of match balls for the National Volleyball League, Super League, Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix, and England’s national teams. The balls will also be used in the recently announced Beach Volleyball Development Centers.
Along with this long-term partnership, Volleyball England will start selling Mikasa products through its soon-to-be-launched online shop, VolleyStore.
Furthermore, Mikasa will help and support the growth and development of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in England to build a better future for the sport.
“I am delighted to have Mikasa as a long-term partner of Volleyball England to help us grow and develop the sport across all three disciplines in the country.
Through the soon-to-be-launched VolleyStore, our affiliated clubs and members will have access to all the products needed to maximise their volleyball experience.”
‘We are very honored to enter this important partnership with Volleyball England and can support the growth of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in England.
We are also excited to be a part of the sport by making our products available for people of all ages and backgrounds to play and enjoy Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.’