Geert Smits, Managing Director of Mifa Aluminium bv, and Sharon Walraven, Olympic champion in wheelchair tennis, signed a contract on Friday 14 February 2014 connecting Mifa to Sharon as her principle sponsor.
Why does an aluminium extrusion company decide to sponsor an Olympic champion?
Mifa is an aluminium precision extrusion company that develops and produces products for a variety of high-end clients. Mifa profiles are used in Porsches and on KTM motorbikes, for instance, as well as in various aircraft, including the Airbus.
Mifa is also able to produce magnesium profiles using the extrusion technology. These can be processed further, bent, welded, and coated. In this way, Mifa is able to produce lightweight components and even end products.
Approximately one in fifteen people in Europe require mobility aids in order to get around. The weight and ease of use of these aids have a crucial role in the daily activities of these people. Sharon Walraven is of course able to give us perfect advice in this process, and as an elite sportswoman she aims to achieve the very best.
Already a successful partnership
The cooperation already resulted in a number of success stories over the past year; Mifa won an award for the design of the magnesium wheelchair, and Sharon Walraven became Dutch doubles champion in that wheelchair.
We hope that the partnership will continue to bring great success in the future.