Reds announce two-year partnership with VALO

Adelaide United is delighted to announce a partnership agreement with Australian high-tech manufacturing company VALO for the next two years.

The deal will see the VALO brand appear on the front of all three of our men’s playing shorts – home, away, and third – until the end of the Isuzu UTE A-League 2022/23 season.

VALO will further become the official Chairman’s Club Partner and official Training Ground Partner as part of this exciting new affiliation.

Offering a diverse range of LED lighting and LED visual displays, VALO was founded in 2014 and has completed several sports lighting and display installs across the country.

The company is committed to accelerating disruptive and sustainable technologies, supported by significant investment in fully automated printed circuit-board (PCB) manufacturing, and a suite of 3D metal and composite printers.

VALO is bringing manufacturing back to South Australia, transitioning from importer, and thus creating jobs for the future while delivering Australian-made products to the world.

The business is planning to export Australian designed and made LED lighting products commencing in 2022, with the Zenith Gen-V, VALO’s flagship 1500W Stadium Light.

Adelaide United Commercial Director, Adam Thomson, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome VALO into the Adelaide United family for the next two years.

“VALO is an innovative company, eager to bring back jobs in the technological industry into South Australia.

“We too are passionate about giving opportunities to local South Australians, and therefore aligning with a business like VALO made sense as we share similar values.

“As part of this partnership, VALO will be given naming rights of our Chairman’s Club and our training centre based in the City of Playford, giving them a platform to showcase their state-of-the-art interactive technology.”

VALO founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Hickmann, said: “VALO and Adelaide United Football Club share an ambition for strong cultures built on innovation that leave a legacy of inspiration and performance. 

“We are proud to be a Platinum Partner, building on our history of supporting Football SA.

“Additionally, we are honoured to be the naming right partner of the VALO Chairman’s Club at Coopers Stadium to foster football fever mixed with collaborative business networking.”