Official FINA partners
Since its inception in 1917, Nikon has carved out a place as a pioneer of optical technology in the world.
Today, Nikon earns high acclaim with imaging products, such as digital cameras, binoculars and other optical products for its customers, along with a diverse array of industrial precision equipment.
We continue to conduct operations under our corporate philosophy of “We contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through pursuit of excellence in life science in general and our research and experience in microorganisms in particular.” This philosophy is grounded in the passionate desire of our founder, Minoru Shirota, to deliver good health to as many people as possible. And, even as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of Yakult’s founding in 2015, his desire lives on.
Today, Yakult conducts sales in 33 countries and regions throughout Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Europe, and over 30 million Yakult dairy products are consumed per day.
Yakult has been FINA Official Partner since 2005 because our corporate philosophy is in harmony with FINA's philosophy of contributing to the creation of rich lifestyles for people throughout the world by promoting good health through aquatics. We intend to continue its commitment to protect the health of human around the world through supporting FINA.
Everything is for health. Yakult will continue to aim to contribute to the health and happiness of people.
airweave, a premium bedding topper, has consistently focused on sleep study for its product development with a vision to create Quality Sleep for people around the world.
The scientifically supported mattress is proven to enhance athletic performance of its users as it allows for more restful slumber through its ergonomic, breathable design and high resilience which help users turn over more easily. airweave helps reduce restlessness while sleeping and distribute weight evenly, all of which allows users relax, recover and feel invigorated. airweave remains the choice for many people seeking Quality Sleep and high performance which include world-class athletes and competent swimmers.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers.
Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 117 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees.
In 2014, it carried 47 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.7 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members.
ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2015 was awarded five stars for the third consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
For over 40 years arena has equipped the world’s leading swimmers and lovers of watersports with racing, training, and leisure swimwear and accessories built on a foundation of in-depth research, technical know-how, and an unyielding commitment to quality.
Launched in 1973 by inspirational sports-lover, entrepreneur, and sports sponsorship pioneer Horst Dassler, arena was the first swimwear company to engage in textile and fluid dynamics research in a quest to develop the fastest, lightest, smoothest, and most durable products for both the competitive and recreational swimmer. It is a trait that has distinguished the company throughout its history, as it continues to define trends and set standards to this day.
Arena’s collaboration with FINA is in the capacity of official sponsor and technical partner for all the organization’s major events, including the world long and short course championships, the world junior championships, and the world masters championships. In addition, arena is also the exclusive supplier of swimwear, sportswear, swimming equipment, and training aids for all officers, staff and volunteers involved in the events.
The company is a technical sponsor and official supplier to many swimming federations including the US, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Norway, South Africa, New Zealand, Ukraine, Romania, Czech Republic and Estonia.
Today the arena brand has a presence in 120 countries around the globe. The Company has a direct representation through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Italy, France, Germany/Austria and the USA, while also employing a network of 35 qualified business partners in over 100 countries. The Japan-based Descente Group owns and manages the brand in 11 countries in the Far East.
Founded in 1968, Midea offers a full range of appliances to families all over the world, dedicated to helping people rediscover what home means.
Midea has long been enriching the lives of customers with innovative home and commercial products and friendly solutions by air-conditioners, central air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, washing machines, kitchen appliances and other small household appliances in addition to providing manufacturing expertise and scale to its business partners around the world.
Today, Midea Group has been a world-class provider of home appliances. Choosing Midea means choosing to make your home a place where your family enjoys their tiny moments together.
Midea provides friendly solutions for the ones who treasure those tiny moments at home.
Founded in Italy in 1961, Myrtha Pools is a world leader in the supply and installation of swimming pools and related products.
Myrtha Pools has built swimming pools in over 70 countries and has structured and developed its exclusive technologies, specialising in made-to-measure solutions for the realisation of big competition pools: swimming pools, pools for water polo and synchronised swimming, diving pools.
OMEGA has been an official partner of FINA since 1973, but the Swiss watchmaker's legacy of sports timekeeping can be traced back four decades earlier, when for the first time, a private company was assigned the role of Official Timekeeper at the Olympic Games. Since then, the finest athletes in the world have relied on OMEGA's unwavering precision to measure their performances.
Aquatic sports offer a unique set of challenges and OMEGA has met them head on by developing key technologies; including the Quantum Aquatic Timer, the iconic touch pads, starting blocks with false start detection systems and high-speed back-up video cameras.
Of course, precisely measuring a performance in the water is not just about who wins and by how many hundredths of a second. Data-handling is equally important, for races, as well as sports like water polo and diving. Much information is gathered and thousands of people require access to it. OMEGA ensures instant distribution of results to athletes, coaches, spectators, journalists and broadcasters, while also producing the on-screen graphics enjoyed by viewers at home.
For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.
Through innovative, reliable products and services; talented people; a responsible approach to business and global citizenship; and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions.
Official National Sponsor
Magyar Telekom is Hungary’s largest telecommunication operator, providing the full range of telecommunication and infocommunication (ICT) services, including fixed line, mobile phone, data transmission and non-voice as well as IT and system integration services.
Magyar Telekom is Hungary’s largest telecommunication operator, providing the full range of telecommunication and infocommunication (ICT) services, including fixed line, mobile phone, data transmission and non-voice as well as IT and system integration services. Magyar Telekom has majority shareholding in Makedonski Telekom, Macedonia’s largest fixed line and mobile operator and in Crnogorski Telekom, Montenegro’s largest telecommunications service provider. Magyar Telekom’s majority ownership (59.21 %) is Deutsche Telekom Europe B.V., fully owned by Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information visit www.telekom.hu
Official FINA supplier
Duraflex International began as Arcadia Air products, a subsidiary of an aircraft tooling company. The founder, Raymond Rude, made an aluminium diving board in 1949 out of an aircraft wing panel. College divers found it to be wonderfully flexible.
Mr. Rude refined the basic design and built machinery to produce it at a reasonable cost, using a large aluminium extrusion for each board. The extrusion is an integrally-stiffened skin; eight ribs underneath the top “skin” give it strength.
By 1960, the flexibility and high performance of the Duraflex diving board was known worldwide. It was the only diving board used at the 1960 Rome Olympics. It has been the only diving board used in the Olympics and all major international competition since that time.
We are the “next generation” Duraflex. We are striving to improve all aspects of our product and business. Duraflex continues to be the standard in the diving industry.
Mikasa has been a long-term partner of FINA in the development of the first Olympic team sport, Water Polo.
The quality of its products and the modern and dynamic design of its balls are elements that contribute to the beauty of this spectacular game and certainly bring a strong added-value to this discipline.
Since 1974 … from swimmers … for swimmers…
As Malmsten´ s founders and key employees have a history as active swimmers; Malmsten has a broad expertise in what products the market needs. Our goal at Malmsten is to assist our clients in the creation of beautiful, profitable, functional and high-quality aquatic centres.
Our broad product range includes racing lane lines for swimming, open water and divisional, and a complete range of water polo equipment as well as a movable floor, starting blocks, different pool equipment and supplies for aquatics activities and much more.
We have been manufacturing, designing and developing commercial pool equipment since 1974 and most products are still made at our local plants in Sweden. We strive to be market leader in new and improved technology, designs and materials and are proud that Malmsten equipment can be found in aquatic centres across the world.
The Official FINA racing lane lines, made by Malmsten, is our most important export product and has been used in the competition pools at 8 Olympic Games and most FINA World Championships since its introduction in 1974.
The Official FINA water polo equipment, made by Malmsten, is a complete range of professional and junior high-end equipment.
We are a proud Official Supplier for FINA since 2009 and offer a broad range of knowledge and long experience which allows us to be your creative partner in any pool project.
Whether temporary, modular or permanent structures – the multi-faceted projects accomplished by NUSSLI over the decades have ensured that events, trade fairs and exhibitions evoke memorable moments.
The company is a leading, globally operating supplier in the field of temporary and modular construction. The fusion of long-standing expertise, in-depth know-how and an international network ensures focused, cost-efficient realization of customer specifications. Hallmarks of the products and services are short turnaround time and high quality.
Honest. Committed. Reliable.
NUSSLI has been developing and marketing technically sophisticated and proven construction systems for over 50 years. The company’s success is driven by absolute commitment and networked operations. Our employees are specialized experts who build on the experience gained in mastering their daily challenges. Capitalizing on experience is vital to achieve the exceptional.
We see ourselves as consultants, planners and project managers possessing comprehensive know-how and a wealth of experience. Our versatile timber, aluminum and steel construction systems provide solutions geared to the ideas and requirements of our international clientele.
The possibilities are virtually endless. Our key products are grandstands, bleachers and modular stadiums, trade fair stands and pavilions as well as the entire infrastructure for events. The wide-ranging services and products combined with the company’s planning and production capabilities make NUSSLI unmatched in events around the globe. Our lean, efficient structures enable us to respond flexibly to – and reliably fulfill - our clients’ requirements at all times.
At home all around the world.
We support our clients and partners in all the project phases – from the conceptual stage, through planning, all the way to final implementation. Wherever a project is to be implemented, we take care of it. We are headquartered in Switzerland. In addition to running international subsidiaries in West European countries and the USA, we are present wherever our clients need us. We operate at local and international levels, forming project organizations on the spot and implementing projects worldwide. We know how to integrate regional partners and suppliers into our international network. Our intelligent logistics system enables even extensive event, trade fair or exhibition projects to be reliably implemented on time.
NUSSLI’s market services inspire confidence as they are based on our expertise and long-standing know-how. Yet another reason why our customers worldwide who aspire to quality, reliability and cost efficiency know they are in safe hands with us.