Huawei New Zealand is celebrating its fifteenth year of operating in Aotearoa by sponsoring the Emirates Team New Zealand’s defense of America’s Cup in 2021.
Under this support, Emirates Team New Zealand will carry the logo of Huawei’s newest flagship device – Huawei P40 displayed on the team’s AC75 race boats as the Official Smart Device Partner.
“Emirates Team New Zealand and Huawei draw synergies in that we are both innovative users of technology, pushing ourselves to the limit to lead the pack,” says CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, Grant Dalton.
“We’re also both determined to keep fighting, even when odds may seem stacked against us” Dalton added.
The announcement of this partnership comes after Huawei announced the launch of Huawei P40 series in New Zealand and now opened for pre-orders beginning on May 8.
“The P40 series is our premium product and one of the most advanced, cutting edge smart devices to hit the market so we see this as a great partnership with one of the most innovative sports teams in the world,” says Huawei New Zealand Deputy Managing Director, Andrew Bowater.
“Huawei was founded in 1987, the same year that Emirates Team New Zealand took on its first challenge. We have a shared history of perseverance and relying on innovation to overcome challenges. We’re thrilled to connect these two established names in what we know will be an outstanding partnership,” says Bowater.
“As we start to come out of the COVID 19 lockdown, as a country we need something to look forward to. The excitement and sense of community that comes with America’s Cup will be one of those things for us to come together and celebrate,” says Bowater.