Strikers Announce ACERBIS as their new apparel partner
photo by Rosa Cavalcanti
Italian apparel company designed new look uniforms for the 2014 season
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers today announced a strategic partnership with Italian apparel company ACERBIS [pronounced ah CHAIR bees], naming ACERBIS as the official apparel company of the Strikers. A key aspect of the partnership is that ACERBIS provided the Strikers with a new style for both their primary and alternate uniforms that highlights the club's connection with the entire South Florida community.
This will be the first foray into the U.S. soccer market for ACERBIS. Known worldwide for the production of sportswear as well as plastics and gear for the motorcycle industry, ACERBIS has been providing uniform kits and apparel sponsorships for several European clubs in Italy and Spain, including Elche FC, a member of La Liga, Spain’s top division.
“We are excited to partner with a great international brand like ACERBIS,” said Strikers' President Tom Mulroy. “We look forward to establishing a mutually beneficial relationship as we work to grow their business as well as our brand and our sport."
“For us, this partnership with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers is great motivation,” said Guido Acerbis, CEO of the ACERBIS Group. “We believe in growing soccer in the USA together."
Kicker LLC will be the official distributor of ACERBIS in Florida. To learn more about KICKER LLC, visit their website, www.kickerllc.com.
ACERBIS was set up in 1973 in Lombardy by Franco Acerbis. The experience and knowledge gained over the years have led to the creation of a line dedicated to developing involvement in football. ACERBIS specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing of technical clothing and accessories for football. The main features of ACERBIS products are passion, continuous research in materials, innovation and design that allow the company to be present on the Italian and international market. Satisfying the technical needs of the athlete through style and quality and guaranteeing an excellent and timely service to our own dealers are the daily commitment and goal of the company. Today ACERBIS is the technical sponsor of professional teams in Italy such as U.S. Cremonese, U.C. Albinoleffe, A.C. Lumezzane, Elche C.F. in Spain and F.C. Olimpia in Moldova.