Tokyo, 20 October 2015 - The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today welcomed SECOM Co., Ltd. (SECOM) and Sohgo Security Services Co., Ltd. (ALSOK) as Tokyo 2020 Official Partners, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.
The two companies have been jointly attributed the category "Security Services and Planning." Their addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 Partners to 21, including seven Official Partners.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the new appointment, "We are delighted to welcome SECOM and ALSOK as Tokyo 2020 Official Partners in the category of "Security Services and Planning." These private sector security companies will play a crucial role in contributing to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games, and their addition to the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme is a major boost for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee."
Hiroshi Ito, President of SECOM, said: "We are extremely honoured to be able to provide our services for the safe and secure hosting of the 2020 Games, as an Official Partner in the category of Security Services and Planning. At the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, held two years after SECOM was founded, we provided security services at the Olympic Village as a private security services company and were proud to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the Olympic Games. The experience and knowhow SECOM gained, as well as the trust the company earned in the process, have led to our further success. Building on this experience, SECOM is fully committed to contributing to the safe and secure hosting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, SECOM will work to create innovative services that will further evolve Japan into a safe, secure, comfortable, and convenient society in 2020 and the years that follow."
Yukiyasu Aoyama, President and Representative Director of ALSOK, added: "We are proud to contribute to Tokyo 2020 as an official partner in the Security Services and Planning category. Providing safety and security throughout Japan, ALSOK celebrated the 50th anniversary of the company's founding this year. In addition, for several years we have been supporting the promotion of sports in Japan, and are delighted to have been able to contribute to the development of a number of Olympians. The original founder of ALSOK led the operations of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, and we aim to continue this tradition by through efforts that will ensure that Tokyo 2020 will be "the most innovative Olympic and Paralympic Games in history and will inspire positive change throughout the world." ALSOK will provide its full support to the safety, security and success of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and forge ahead with our mission of making Japan the safest country in the world."
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Olympic sponsor programme is divided into four separate categories, with the IOC's The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme constituting the very highest level of Olympic sponsorship. The Worldwide TOP Partners who support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are Coca-Cola, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.
The three remaining categories are designated for domestic sponsors. The highest domestic tier comprises Gold Partners, the second tier consists of Official Partners and the third tier is made up of Official Supporters. Domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and until 2020 they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery including emblems, mascots and slogans. In collaboration with all sponsors who take part in the Marketing Programme, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work to contribute to a brighter tomorrow for both Japan and the world.
Please click the following link to learn more about the rights granted to the Tokyo 2020 Games' Sponsors: http://tokyo2020.org/en/organising-committee/marketing/sponsorship/index.html
About SECOM: Ever since its establishment as Japan's first security services company in 1962, SECOM has spearheaded the country's security services as a pioneer in the industry. SECOM and the Olympics have long-established ties. SECOM provided security and other services at the Olympic Village for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, and contributed to its success. Furthermore, SECOM contributed to the safe and smooth running of both the 1972 Sapporo Olympic Games and the 1998 Nagano Olympic and Paralympic Games. SECOM is involved in many national programs, large-scale projects, and the provision of security services at major facilities; and has extensive expertise and experience in designing and implementing security systems.
SECOM Official Website: http://www.secom.co.jp/english/
About ALSOK: ALSOK was founded in 1965 with the mission of protecting the social order of Japan and maintaining the safety of society. Over the years, we have steadily broadened the scope of our operations, which today include stationed security, security for homes and buildings, and security for the secure transportation of physical cash for financial institutions. In July 2015, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the company's founding. ALSOK will continue to pursue lofty ideals to continue being a company that serves a meaningful purpose throughout society, always providing safety and security and helping people lead more comfortable lives.
ALSOK official website: http://www.alsok.co.jp/en/