ZOETERMEER, Netherlands, September 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Toshiba Medical Systems has today announced a partnership with Manchester United Football Club to become its Official Medical Systems Partner.
The five year partnership will see the two iconic brands come together to provide state of the art medical equipment to the Club's medical team based at The Trafford Training Centre, Carrington.
Already a household name, Toshiba's unique technological advancements will assist in giving the Manchester United players the best possible care available, further demonstrating how the Club's commercial ventures can assist with it's on the pitch activities.
Speaking about the partnership Toshiba Medical Systems Europe CEO Chikao Kamijima said:
"Toshiba Medical Systems will supply Manchester United with a state of the art CT scanner capable of single rotation volumetric imaging and a state of the art MRI scanner in addition to a total of 5 Ultrasound systems including the industry leading premium Aplio 500. This will ensure that the players and staff at Manchester United are given the best support possible. This should also help to promote Manchester United as a leading innovator in football and player well being.
As a leading innovator (Toshiba Medical Systems) and the most supported club worldwide (Manchester United) we hope that this partnership will strengthen our bond and provide a platform for future cooperation. We are very excited about this opportunity".
Speaking about the partnership Manchester United's Commercial Director Richard Arnold said:
"Our players are at the centre of Manchester United and it is vital that we are able to offer them the best possible medical support. Our training ground at Carrington is currently under redevelopment to make way for new improvements, including state of the art medical facilities. Unfortunately in today's game some injuries can be unavoidable, however now the Club has the comfort of knowing that through its partnership with Toshiba Medical Systems it can investigate and treat any injuries with the best medical equipment available."
About Manchester United
Manchester United is the world's most popular football club, with an estimated 659 million followers and was recently named by Forbes magazine as the most valuable sports club in the world. Founded in 1878, the Club has won a record 19th English league championships to add to its record 11 English FA Cups, 3 European Cups, 1 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 4 English League Cups. Its Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in British history. Off the field, the Club enjoys similar success with record turnover for a British club and the highest operating profit levels in world football.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Europe BV
With headquarters in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe BV markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in Europe. For more information please visit http://www.toshiba-medical.eu
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba. For more information please visit http://www.toshiba-medical.co.jp/tmd/english
*Aplio is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
SOURCE Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation