1. FC Union Berlin and TOTAL Deutschland GmbH have been closely connected since 2009. Most recently, in June 2011, with the inauguration of the Union-branded gas station – the first in Berlin – the partnership has been clearly visible outside of the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.
Ten joint and very successful years later, TOTAL Deutschland GmbH has evolved into a multi-energy company and operates under the name TotalEnergies, while Union is competing in the Bundesliga for the third time in a row. At the start of the new season, both sides agreed to expand their long-standing partnership. In addition to its existing commitment as a top sponsor, TotalEnergies will also take over the premium partnership of the sports sponsorship of 1. FC Union Berlin.
The Marketing & Services subsidiary of TotalEnergies in Germany is also expanding their previous commitment to Union’s youth development. Until now, TotalEnergies donated to the youth department for every litre the club filled up with the company’s special fuel card.
“We’re really looking forward to continuing our partnership with 1. FC Union Berlin over the next three seasons. We share many common values with this special and traditional football club from Berlin, such as passion, solidarity and respect for others," said Christian Cabrol, Managing Director for Germany at TotalEnergies. ”As a premium partner for the club, in the future we not only want to continue to cheer along at the games and celebrate sporting successes together, but also make an active contribution to promoting health and exercise in schools and daycare centres.”
“The long-standing partnership has reached a new level with this contract extension and what’s included in it. We are very pleased about the trust placed in us and the conviction to continue the successful path together with us in the coming years,” said Dirk Zingler, 1. FC Union Berlin’s president.
TotalEnergies has had a presence in Germany since 1955 and currently supports more than 4,000 jobs nationwide. With around 1,200 stations, the company's German branch boasts the third-largest service station network in the country. In Germany, TotalEnergies offers a wide range of energy products: lubricants, LPG, heating oil, aviation and marine fuels, bitumen, and specialty products for the industry. The company also operates one of Europe's most modern crude oil processing plants in Leuna — TOTAL’s refinery in Central Germany. TotalEnergies is active in the petrochemicals sector, in the sale of natural gas and of solar solutions from SunPower, and with Hutchinson offers intelligent solutions for the automotive and aviation industries. In the field of new energies for mobility, TotalEnergies operates a network of over 2,000 charging points for electric vehicles as well as hydrogen refuelling stations