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National team signs new sponsorship deal

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MinebeaMitsumi is a manufacturer of high-precision components operating in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone since 2010. FFC

The Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) has agreed a two-year sponsorship agreement with Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., a local subsidiary of MinebeaMitsumi Inc of the Cambodia National Football Team.

MinebeaMitsumi is a Japanese manufacturer of high-precision components who established a local subsidiary in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone in 2010. It is the country’s first manufacturer of precision electronic components and commenced production in 2011.

Since establishment, the company say it has been making efforts to contribute to local communities by employment creation, improving the living environment of employees, and education through the manufacture of a variety of electronic components such as small motors. Currently, the Cambodia factory is one of its most important manufacturing bases, with approximately 9,000 employees and has the largest number of employees employed by a Japanese company operating in Cambodia.

Yoshihisa Kainuma, Representative Director, CEO & COO, of MinebeaMitsumi Inc said he was excited about the partnership.

“Football is one of the most popular sports in Cambodia and the Cambodia National Football Team attracts worldwide attention not only in Cambodia and Japan, he said.

“At the same time, MinebeaMitsumi has many products that boast the world’s top market share, including our mainstay miniature and small-sized ball bearings. We also engage in business activities aiming to be No. 1 in the global field.”

“By supporting the challenges and activities of the Cambodia National Team on the global stage, we would like to share “passion” that is also stated in our slogan “Passion to Create Value through Difference” as well as confidence and joy with young Cambodian people who support Cambodian economy and aim for further growth on the world stage,” he added.

With Cambodia installing former Japanese International midfielder Keisuke Honda as general manager last August, this sponsorship is another step in strengthening the Japan-Cambodia connection.

Cambodia play Pakistan this evening in the first match of their FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 qualifiers at the National Olympic Stadium.

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