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Vacon Open, the Finnish Challenge Tour in Hyvinkää in August

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vacon openThe global AC drives manufacturer Vacon is the main sponsor of the European Challenge Tour golf event to be played at Kytäjä Golf, Hyvinkää, Finland on 14-17 August this year. The Vacon Open will be attended by many noted players and will offer great experiences for golf enthusiasts on site as well as via television in the Nordic countries and Europe.

Vacon Plc has signed a cooperation agreement with Finnish Golf Union and Sponsvision, the promoters of the Finnish Challenge Tour event, giving Vacon rights to the European Challenge Tour tournament name, to be played at Kytäjä Golf, Hyvinkää on 14-17 August. The Vacon Open will be attended, among others, by Ari Savolainen who has already for almost ten years been playing as a pro. He is also a member of Vacon's Team Driven, a team of top athletes.

"Succeeding in sports requires passion, commitment and focus. These qualities are also part of Vacon's brand. We at Vacon want to support world-class sports and offer our customers unique experiences," says Joni Lampinen, Vacon's Brand and Marketing Communications Director.

The Vacon Open will be widely televised throughout the Nordic countries and Europe. "The event will take place later than in the previous years, which in every way gives the event better visibility and it also receives more attention," Lampinen continues.

In the European Challenge Tour events the players can earn points affecting the Olympic golf ranking. This year the season will take in 27 tournaments in 21 different countries.

Additional Info

Vacon is driven by a passion to develop, manufacture and sell the best AC drives and inverters in the world - and provide customers with efficient product lifecycle services. Our AC drives offer optimum process control and energy efficiency for electric motors. Vacon inverters play a key role when energy is produced from renewable sources. Vacon has production and R&D facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and sales offices in 30 countries. Further, Vacon has sales representatives and service partners in nearly 90 countries. In 2013, Vacon's revenues amounted to EUR 403.0 million, and the company employed globally approximately 1,600 people. The shares of Vacon Plc (VAC1V) are quoted on the main list of the Helsinki stock exchange (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki).

Further information:

  • Joni Lampinen, Director, Brand and Marketing Communications, Vacon Plc, phone +358 40 83 71 635, email joni.lampinen(a)vacon.com
  • Esa Honkalehto, CEO, Oy Sponsvision Europe Ltd, phone +358 50 5609 946
  • Petri Peltoniemi, General Secretary, Finnish Golf Union, phone +358 500 840 912
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