Paris, 11 March 2020 – Lagardère Sports, a company of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, is proud to announce that Auto Sécurité and Sécuritest, members of the SGS Group, are to become official partners of the LNH (Ligue Nationale de Handball – National Handball League) for the coming 2020/2021 season.

A presence in sport:
AUTO SÉCURITÉ and SÉCURITEST are the two leading car testing networks in France and are part of the SGS Group, the world leader in automotive inspection, testing, analysis and certification. The two brands share values with the sport such as closeness, commitment and fellowship. They have invested for several years in the sports world and more specifically in handball. Indeed, both brands supported and participated in the development of this sport by signing up as official partners of the 2018/2019 edition of the “Final 4”, the final phase of the NHL Coupe de la Ligue (League Cup).

Commitment to a global partnership:
The two brands have decided to commit to a global partnership with the NHL for the 2020/2021 season. By becoming official partners of the NHL, Auto Sécurité and Sécuritest will benefit from visibility at all NHL competitions and events, namely, the Lidl Starligue, the Proligue, the League Cup including its Final 4, the Champions Trophy and the NHL Trophies.

National focus:
To give this partnership a national focus, the two brands of the SGS Group will be able to rely on a strong territorial network, with nearly 2,000 technical car testing centres spread throughout France and the French overseas departments. Thanks to this association, each of the centres will be able to communicate locally on all the League’s sporting events.

Sébastien Danvel, President of Auto Sécurité France and Business Manager at SGS Regulated Business: “Last year there were some intense moments at the Handball League Cup. The liveliness and dynamism of the clubs made us want to support this sport throughout France and to promote the development of its brand as well as that of the Auto Sécurité and Sécuritest centres.”

Olivier Girault, LNH President: “The SGS Group’s confidence in us is a source of great pride. It is also an important responsibility that now falls to us: to offer our partner an efficient development tool for its Auto Sécurité and Sécuritest networks. Throughout France, the League and its 28 professional clubs will be committed to optimising this partnership, which we are convinced will be a long-term one.”

Laurent Moretti, General Director of Lagardère Sports: “We are delighted to have helped Auto Sécurité and Securitest build a global partnership with the National Handball League. This new adventure should allow both brands and handball to further develop their reputation and image, creating strong emotions at the same time. We wish this partnership every success.”

 

About AUTO SECURITE
The AUTO SECURITÉ network was the first on the car testing market and today has 922 centres throughout France and French overseas departments. In 2019, 1,919 inspectors carried out more than 3,581,000 compulsory tests.
Website : www.autosecurite.com

About SECURITEST
SECURITEST provides motorists with a high quality local service thanks to its 2,126 approved inspectors at 1033 test centres. In 2019, the SECURITEST network carried out more than 4,146,000 compulsory tests.
Website : www.securitest.fr

About SGS: www.sgsgroup.fr
SGS is the world leader in inspection, testing, analysis and certification. Recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS employs more than 97,000 people and operates a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
In France, SGS is also a major player in road safety. With the SECURITEST and AUTO SECURITE networks, SGS is the leader in automotive roadworthiness testing, with nearly 2,000 testing centres. SGS France has also been approved by the Ministry, since 23 May 2016, to carry out the Code de la Route (Highway Code) examination throughout the country and in French overseas departments and territories, at more than 600 centres. With ObjectifCode, SGS offers candidates from all over France the possibility to register either as an independent candidate or via their driving school using its interactive platform www.objectifcode.sgs.com.

About Lagardère Sports
Lagardère Sports is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency, enhancing the global network of local experts dedicated to providing innovative solutions to its clients. Sport has the particular power to elicit emotions and generate passion, can be sources of personal enrichment and sharing, and cause intense collective experiences. At Lagardère Sports, we dedicate our passion and expertise to our clients by offering them privileged access to the endless opportunities within sports and entertainment. Lagardère Sports is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment with more than 1700 employees worldwide, and has a history spanning back over 50 years

 

Press contact
Pierre-Marie Blois – Director of Operations and Communication, Lagardère Sports
T : +33(0)6 82 68 51 61 E : pmblois@lagardere-se.com

Noémie Catalan – NHL Communication and Events Manager
T : +33(0)6 32 95 09 16 E : n.catalan@lnh.fr

Sylvie Le Roux – Press officer Sécuritest – Auto Sécurité
T : +33(0)6 28 69 05 24 E : sylvie.leroux@pressentiel.fr