The International Ski Federation (FIS)
The International Ski Federation and Halti, the leading Finnish sports outdoor brand, announced at the end of 2009 that they have agreed a prolonged co-operation and partnership under which Halti will serve as the "FIS Official Clothing Supplier."
The original agreement covered three seasons from 2007-2010, whilst the renewal of the partnership sees the relationship extended for the following three seasons until the end of 2012/2013. Halti will continue to provide the FIS, for use by FIS staff, juries and officials supporting the organization of the FIS World Cups, FIS World Ski Championships and the Olympic Winter Games in the FIS Olympic disciplines, with ski outfits, travel clothing and accessories. The annual FIS uniforms provided by Halti will be part of a special FIS clothing package featuring FIS designs and corporate identity.
"As we enter into the third season of our officials benefiting from the latest know how in technical sportswear, we are pleased to extend our partnership with Halti for another three year period. Their products have stood up to the demands placed on them by the FIS staff in often demanding conditions and have come out with flying colors," said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, and added: "Halti has shown great flexibility in meeting the needs of FIS officials working on the pistes and hills of the world, and the company has also made a significant contribution to the sport notably by partnering with the last two FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. For the first time, the 85 FIS Technical Delegates and International Technical Officials in the six FIS disciplines will be wearing specially designed Halti gear at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler next February."
"For Halti, being an official FIS partner helps differentiate us in the marketplace and grow our reputation as a provider of high quality, vastly technical products. Having the FIS race professionals put our products to great use many weeks a season speaks volumes of the excellence of our products. FIS is an optimal partner for us in many ways, "stated Halti's recently appointed managing director Martti Uusitalo, who has played a significant role in building Halti into an increasingly international brand and making the company into a trailblazer in the field of sports outerwear. "We look forward to further developing this relationship and to solidly establishing the Halti brand in the world of skiing."