World Rugby has announced the appointment of Toppan Printing as a Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament supplier.
A print giant in Japan, Toppan will provide its support the tournament's marketing programme through its extensive portfolio of printing services, while also furthering promotion via a range of activations.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Toppan Printing to the Rugby World Cup commercial programme for the first time as an Official Tournament Supplier of Japan 2019. They are a leading brand, a big supporter of rugby in Japan and are excited about supporting the tournament in their home market.”
Toppan Printing President and Representative Director Shingo Kaneko added: “It is a great honour to be able to participate as a Tournament Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia. Toppan Printing will fully leverage the printing service expertise it has developed over the years to provide support for the tournament and contribute to strengthening Japan’s national teams and promoting the sport of rugby.”
The announcement comes as the organising committee reports exceptional ticketing demand following the completion of the team and stadium pack application phase. Ticket applications were received by fans in more than 100 nations. Further details of the forthcoming sales phases can be viewed at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 commercial programme now features a full inventory of six Worldwide Partners: Emirates; Heineken; Land Rover; Mastercard, Société Générale and DHL and, all confirmed in record time with record value, and Canon, TOTO Ltd, SECOM and Taisho Pharmaceutical as Official Sponsors, Gilbert, Tudor and Toppan Printing as Official Tournament Suppliers with continued sponsor interest extremely high.