16 Jun 2023

The MOL Group is now official partner of the EHF Men's Champions League

The MOL Group has entered into a partnership agreement with the EHF Marketing, so with the start of the 2023/24 club handball season, the company will be the official partner and supporter of the EHF Men's Champions League. In one of the most prestigious club events in handball sport, the best 16 teams in Europe compete in 132 matches over 18 weeks.

The contract is for three years, until the end of the 2025/2026 season. Teams from MOL Group countries such as Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia and Poland also participate in the cup series. Sports fans can expect extraordinary matches in all european countries, as this league is the premium championship series of the EHF, in which only the best European teams participate.

“We are delighted to welcome MOL Group to the flagship European men’s club handball competition. With their strong and consistent impact, the MOL Group will perfectly mirror the go-to-market strategy, which EHF Marketing introduced last summer. With this new partnership we aim to set sponsorship trends of the present decade such as storytelling, authenticity and strong narratives, based on joint objectives to engage with the handball community.” – said David Szlezak, EHF Marketing Managing Director.

“As a regional company, we believe that sponsoring sports is an effective tool for reaching communities, as the love of sports is shared by all of us, and with that we can reach masses at such a cross-border, prestigious, international event. Few things carry as many good, supportive messages as sports: incredible effort, fair play, teamwork, and what is at least as important: sport can create unity - these are values that the MOL Group also proudly represents.” – stated Peter Pantl, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing Vice President.

In addition, the MOL group will make its debut at the TruckScout24 EHF FINAL4 2023 event held on June 17-18, before the start of next year's season, so handball fans can see the MOL logo in the Cologne stadium and in front of the TVs.

About MOL Group

MOL Group is an international, integrated oil, gas, petrochemicals and consumer retail company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It is active in over 30 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 25,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years. MOL Group operates three refineries and two petrochemicals plants under integrated supply chain-management in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, and owns a network of almost 2500 service stations across 10 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 85 years’ experience in the field of hydrocarbons and 30 years in the injection of CO2. At the moment, there are production activities in 8 countries and exploration assets in 10 countries.

MOL is committed to transform its traditional fossil-fuel-based operations into a low-carbon, sustainable business model and aspires to become net carbon neutral by 2050 while shaping the low-carbon circular economy in Central-and Eastern Europe.

About EHF Marketing GmbH

EHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and subsidiary of the European Handball Federation. The company works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to release the full potential of the sport on the international sports market. The EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the exploitation, organisation and promotion of the European club handball competitions including the Machineseeker EHF Champions League, the EHF Champions League Women and the EHF European League.