RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramic tiles and sanitaryware manufacturing company, has announced that it served as sponsor of the RAK Emirates Club during the team's recent participation in the Asian Football Cup (AFC) Champions League. The sponsorship was part of RAK Ceramics' commitment to support various social and sporting initiatives in the emirate and to encourage the public to engage in sports.
RAK Ceramics had committed to support the RAK Emirates Club throughout its matches in Group D of the AFC Champions League. In its opening group match yesterday (March 02, 2011), RAK Emirates Club travelled to Iran to play an away game against home team Zob Ahan at the Folad Shahr Stadium.
"RAK Ceramics believes that sports is a unifying thread that binds all people together. RAK Ceramics is therefore pleased to support the RAK Emirates Club in its campaign during the AFC Champions League as it helps us achieve our goal of helping cultivate the growth of sports in our society. We hope that our support will help RAK Emirates Club achieve success and make our country proud, in the same way that RAK Ceramics has helped bring the world's attention to the emirate," said Abdallah Massaad, Deputy CEO, RAK Ceramics.
RAK Emirates Club, a professional football club based in Ras Al Khaimah, has won the President Cup 2010 and Super Cup 2010, earning the right to represent the UAE in the AFC Champions League. The team will be playing the champion teams from Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the tournament.
RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate in the ceramic industry, offering a product portfolio comprising over 6,000 designs in ceramic tiles, Gres Porcellanato, and several models in sanitaryware. The company has also been recently conferred the SuperBrand 2010 Award and continues to be a global pioneer in the world of ceramics through innovative products such as the RAKSLIM, a new brand of 4.5-millimetre thick tile that sets new industry benchmarks in thickness, strength, cost and ease of use. RAK Ceramics is also founding member of Emirates Green Building Council, which supports the development of sustainable buildings in UAE.