IPL 2023 Sponsors Watch: Gujarat Titans

Before the commencement of GT's title defence, the team management already roped in renowned brands as commercial partners.

The defending champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Gujarat Titans (GT) have started their campaign on a good note. The Hardik Pandya-led team won two out of three games till now and is currently standing in the fourth position. Despite a loss in a nail-biting clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) last Sunday, the Gujarat franchise is still looking hot favourite. They will be locking horns with Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mohali on Thursday, April 13.

Before the reigning champions could commence their title defence, the team management already roped in some renowned brands as commercial partners.

Let’s have a look at the esteemed sponsorship portfolio of Gujarat Titans for the ongoing season:

Official Title Partner: Ather Energy

Founded by Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain in 2013 and headquartered in Bengaluru, Ather Energy is an Indian electric vehicle entity that manufactures electric scooters – Ather 450X and Ather 450 Plus. The logo of the company is placed on the front of the playing and training jersey.

Associate Partners: BKT Tires, Capri Loans, Reliance Jio, Astral Pipes, Simpolo Ceramics, Acko, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Timex, and Rayzon Solar

Serving as the official tire partner of the team, BKT Tires, also known as Balkrishna Industries Limited, is an Indian multinational tyre-producing company that manufactures off-highway tyres used in specialist segments like mining, earthmoving, agriculture, and gardening. The logo is placed at the back of the playing and training jersey. 

Capri Loans is one of the top NBFC companies in India that helps customers by offering them low-interest Gold/ Home/ SME loans against property. A subsidiary of Capri Global and the branding of the company is placed at the right upper chest of the playing and training jersey. 

A profound name in the sector of Indian telecommunication, Reliance Jio was founded in 2007 that offers 4G and 5G cellular network coverage to the people. The company is based in Navi Mumbai. The logo is featured on the leading arm side of the training and playing jersey.

Specialised in producing the highest quality plumbing, Astral Pipes manufactures CPVC pipings for both residential and commercial applications. The pipes are also used for industrial purposes, column, and pressure piping systems for agricultural applications as well. The branding of the entity is visible on the non-leading arm of the training and playing jersey.  

Having expertise in producing tiles for the interiors of the home, Simpolo Ceramic is a leading Indian tile-producing entity. The company produces tiles for the kitchen, living room, bathroom, balcony, and staircases. The logo of the business is cemented at the non-leading arm of the training and playing jersey.  

Acko, founded in November 2016 by Varun Dua and currently headquartered in Mumbai, provides insurance of all kinds from car, bike, health, and travel. The logo is cemented at the leading side of the cap and helmet.

Headquartered in Chennai, and a subsidiary of Equitas Holding Ltd, Equitas Small Finance Bank is a commercial banking company that was founded in 2016 as a microfinance lender. 

Timex, the official timekeeper of GT, was founded in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company in Waterbury, Connecticut, and reformed as Timex Corporation. The logo of the entity is placed on the leading side of the trousers.

Serving as the official renewable energy partner of the team, Rayzon Solar is an Indian solar module manufacturing company that provides solar panels. The branding of the business is placed on the non-leading side of the trousers. 

Official Partners: Rario, Dream11, Bisleri, Havmor Ice Cream, Croma, Munch, boAt, and JioCinema

Announced as the official digital collectibles partner, Rario is an exclusive NFT cricket platform, where users can collect and trade some of the famous licensed moments in the form of digital collectible cards. 

Founded in 2008 and currently headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Dream11 is an Indian sports fantasy platform that allows users to play fantasy cricket, hockey, kabaddi, and many other games, and win exciting prizes. 

Serving as the official hydration partner of the Ahmedabad-based outfit, Bisleri offers bottled water and soft beverages. The business has 135 functioning units, a huge network of 3000 distributors and 5000 distribution trucks. 

Titled the official ice cream partner of the team, Havmor Ice Cream was first founded in 1944 as Hava More in Karachi, British India (now in Pakistan). The entity makes a delicious range of ice creams that have been popular among people all over the country. 

Croma is an Indian retail chain of consumer electronics that was founded in 2006. The company provides a wide range of electronic products, mobile gadgets, and appliances. The entity is currently headquartered in Mumbai and is a subsidiary of the Tata Group.

Onboarded as the official crunch partner of the franchise, Nestle Munch is a premium chocolate entity that produces chocolate bars in two different variants such as – Munch Crunch O’Nuts and Munch Nuts.

Termed the official wearable partner of the team, boAt was founded in 2015 by Aman Gupta and Sameer Ashok Mehta that produces a wide range of headphones, stereos, travel chargers, premium rugged cables, Bluetooth earbuds, Bluetooth speakers, and earphones.

JioCinema is a leading Indian OTT platform that was launched on September 5, 2016, which has a content library that includes movies, TV shows, web series, music videos, documentaries, and sports.

Official Ticketing Partner: Paytm Insider

Paytm Insider, a functional division of Paytm, helps people to book tickets for movies, events, and matches that are happening in their cities.

Official Merchandise Partners: Cybeart, HRX, and FanCode Shop

Cybeart is a leading chair entity that produces and develops gaming chairs and aims to improve the gaming chair sector with its high-class products.

HRX, also known as Hrithik Roshan Extreme, is a men’s athleisure brand that is curated by the Indian actor, Hrithik Roshan. The company was founded in 2013.

FanCode Shop, a part of the sports OTT platform, FanCode, is a merchandise-selling entity which sells official jerseys of teams from various cricket leagues. 

Official Radio Partners: Radio One, Top FM, and Radio City 91.1 FM

Radio One is a commercial radio network in India that is owned by HT Media. The radio network runs on 94.3 Mhz with stations in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune

Top FM India is an online radio station from Ahmedabad which started its broadcasting on August 4, 2018.

Radio City 91.1 FM was founded on July 3, 2001, and it is India’s first private radio network. It broadcasts on 91.1 megahertz from cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Jaipur, and New Delhi.

Official Medical Partner: HCG Cancer Hospital

Having its headquarter in Bengaluru, Karnataka, HCG Cancer Hospital is one of the best cancer hospitals in India. The hospital has a chain of high-class cancer centres, which offer high-class diagnostics and world-class cancer treatments all over the country.

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