DHL delivers Manchester United's International Champ19ns Trophy TourLondon, 01/24/2012, 12:00 PM CET
The DHL Champ19ns tour give fans across the globe the opportunity to celebrate the club's prestigious 19 league titles.
DHL Express, the experts in international shipping, will be teaming up with Manchester United next month to deliver the Reds' Champ19ns Trophy Tour.
As the club's Official Logistics Partner, DHL plays a key role behind the scenes when it comes to delivering success for Manchester United. After successful tours of Latin America, parts of Asia, and not forgetting Manchester, DHL will make the most of its global network by transporting the Premier League trophy to 27 destinations, including: India, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Africa and Norway. The DHL Champ19ns Tour will travel almost 48,000 miles and give fans across the globe the opportunity to celebrate the club's prestigious 19 league titles.
Four month tour kicks off in Delhi
The four-month tour kicks off in Delhi on Saturday February 4, 2012 and will be accompanied by Manchester United legends Denis Irwin and Quinton Fortune as well as the club's famous Fred The Red mascot. After visiting Delhi, the tour will then move on to Mumbai on Monday February 6. This is the first time the club with the trophy will have toured India, and fans' response is expected to be significant.
Other legends that will join the tour as it travels around the world include: Andrew Cole, Lee Sharpe, Bryan Robson, Paul Parker, Ronny Johnsen, Jesper Blomqvist, Gary Bailey and Gary Pallister - with more names due to be confirmed.
Fans will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the coveted trophy and club legends during various events taking place in each country, including fan parties, in-store events and soccer schools.
DHL's behind the scenes operations
John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe, comments: "The DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour provides us with a unique chance to showcase DHL's behind-the-scenes operations with Manchester United to our key customers and employees in the countries we will be touring. With a global network of more than 220 countries, it is great that some of our customers will have the opportunity to meet the United legends and see the Premier League trophy close up."
Commercial Director for Manchester United, Richard Arnold, comments: "The 19th League title was a special moment for everyone in the Manchester United family and the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour is our way of being able to share that historic achievement with our 333 million fans. The passion and fervor of United fans are famous around the world. We are looking forward to being able to continue that celebration in India."