Hamburg/Karlsruhe, 11 May 2018 – KLAIBER Sun and Weather Protection Technology will continue to support Karlsruher SC for another year. The partnership, which began in 2010, will now enter its ninth season making it the longest-running main sponsorship contract in the history of the KSC club.

During the coming season, the KSC pro team will continue to display the awning and canopy manufacturer on the front of its shirts. The main sponsorship contract, which was brokered by Lagardère Sports, will apply to both the 3rd and 2nd divisions.

“Continuing to support the club as a main sponsor for the ninth year running says so much more than words,” said Ralf Klaiber, KLAIBER MARKISEN owner and Managing Director, on signing the contract.  “We committed to the season early on, at a time when it was still unthinkable that the club would reach the second division. We join the fans in looking forward to the relegation matches.”

“The fact this commitment and support are given irrespective of division ranking sends a really clear signal,” explains Michael Becker, Marketing, Sales & Digitalisation Manager for Karlsruher SC: “We are thrilled that this remarkably effective partnership will continue in its current form over the coming season.”

“This partnership and this degree of loyalty are exceptional. This once again highlights how successful the partnership has been so far, and how important KSC and KLAIBER MARKISEN are to one another. Which is why we are so delighted that the commitment will continue for another year,” adds Hendrik Schiphorst, Executive Vice President Football Germany for Lagardère Sports.

Press photo (from left to right): Michael Becker (Marketing, Sales & Digitalisation Manager – Karlsruher SC), Ralf Klaiber (Managing Director KLAIBER), Ingo Wellenreuther (President Karlsruher SC)


KLAIBER has been a leading sun and weather protection system manufacturer for over 40 years. With over 11,000 sq. m of manufacturing, storage and showroom space at its Forst/Baden site, the long-standing firm produces a full range of high tech awnings and canopies. Elegant design and a wide range of colours complete the package to reflect the motto: “Better quality of life”.