Mainz 05 Announce Kappa Kit Deal

German Bundesliga club 1. FSV Mainz 05 will play in Kappa-branded kits for five years as from the 2020-21 season, at has been revealed today. The wide-ranging partnership has been secured by Infront, an international marketing company.

Kappa replaces long-term Mainz kit maker Lotto after 12 years.

Kappa To Make Mainz 05 Kits For Five Years - 2020-2021 - 2024-2025

The Turin-based sports brand Kappa will supply playing jerseys and training apparel to all football teams associated with the club from under 8 level right up to professional level for five years, from the 2020-21 season until 2024-25. No financial details have been revealed.

Next season's jersey – due for release later this year – will also be worn by the club's handball and table tennis teams. Fans will also benefit from the partnership thanks to a new range of products and plans to incorporate more sustainable materials in the future.

Infront Germany Managing Director Marco Sautner said: "Mainz 05 has a well-known and globally experienced partner at its side in Kappa. The shared values form a strong basis for a successful partnership."

Mainz 05 Commercial Director Jan Lehmann said: "With Kappa we were not only able to win a globally known brand as a supplier, but also a partner who shares our values. The Kappa logo unites two people in sport, it symbolises fairness and respect - things that are of key importance to our club.”

Kappa Deutschland GmbH Managing Director Cornelia Schmidt said: “Mainz 05 has not only managed to establish itself in the Bundesliga, but has also developed a positive brand. We are very pleased to be able to accompany the club from the 2020-2021 season onwards and are convinced both Mainz 05 and Kappa will benefit from this partnership.”

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