MIES (Switzerland) – Basketball’s world governing body, FIBA, has announced an agreement with Junckers to serve as FIBA’s worldwide supplier of wood flooring until 2024.
The multi-event partnership with the Danish company will cover FIBA’s international competitions including FIBA EuroBasket 2022, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and Paris 2024 Olympic Basketball Tournaments.
Junckers will supply the latest generation of its Complete Professional 44 portable sports flooring system for all three competitions. The courts for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will be custom-made and specially designed with the unique branding of each respective event. Junckers will also supply the same equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic basketball tournaments.
Junckers, a global market leader, has a proven track record as the flooring of choice for professional basketball courts. FIBA and Junckers already have a history of working together with the company being the official field supplier for FIBA EuroBasket in 2017.
The Junckers portable sports flooring system has also been used in a number of FIBA events as well as the Olympic Games. Junckers solid wood flooring offers a professional and flexible option and the company has been a partner of the FIBA Equipment & Venue Center since 1996.
Junckers CEO Lars Gjodsbol and FIBA General Secretary Andreas Zagklis
“Having played FIBA EuroBasket 2017 on their courts, we know firsthand that Junckers provides state-of-the-art basketball floors. We look forward to working with them more closely over the next three years, because we will provide the best players in the world with the best playing surfaces,” said FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis.
“We are extremely proud to be working with FIBA again to supply our first-class sports flooring systems for several elite international competitions over the next few years. As a global supplier to FIBA Through 2024, our multi-event partnership further anchors the long relationship between our two organizations and strengthens Junckers’ position as the premier supplier of sports flooring globally,” said the CEO of Junckers, Lars Gjodsbol.
The agreement follows a request for proposals for EuroBasket 2022 and a combined request for proposals for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympic Basketball Tournaments, which were presented to all FIBA Equipment & Venue Center partners.
This deal was brokered by FIBA Marketing, a strategic partnership between FIBA and Infront Sports & Media.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) – the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 212 national basketball federations around the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
juncker is Europe’s leading manufacturer of solid hardwood sports and activity flooring systems. With a long history of supplying sports flooring systems for a wide range of needs, Junckers sports floors are used around the world, every day, everywhere, from local communities and multi-purpose halls to iconic global arenas hosting world championships and the Olympics. In addition to its professional sports flooring systems, Junckers is the only wood flooring manufacturer to develop and manufacture its own range of lacquers and oil-based surface treatments, perfectly suited to its floors. With seven subsidiaries and a network of agents and distributors, Junckers is represented in more than 50 countries around the world.