Thu 13 May 2021
The decision by English football club Tranmere Rovers to appoint Indonesian manufacturer Mills Sport as the club’s jersey supplier could give the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a boost.
Santini Group, a business conglomerate that owns shares in the football club, said in a statement that the move would allow Mills to showcase Indonesian products to Tranmere Rovers fans and British football fans in general.
“We want to help Indonesian companies, especially SMEs, enter the UK market and possibly the global market,” Santini Group Director Wandi Wanandi said in a statement.
Wandi added that having the jerseys made in Indonesia would make them more affordable for buyers in the UK and Indonesia.
“We hope to be able to promote the club and Mills more in the English market, but also to a global audience, including in Indonesia,” said Wandi.
The shirts manufactured by Mills will be ready for the club’s 2021-2022 season.
Mills is also the jersey supplier for Indonesia’s national football team.
The Rovers will play in England’s League 1 fourth competition in the coming season.
Earlier last year, the club commissioned prime contractor John Mallison to renovate the surface area of their home ground, Prenton Park.
“This project is the result of the hard work of our management and will be mainly funded by our Indonesian partner, the Santini Group,” said club president Mark Palios.
Mallison has built a number of facilities for English football clubs, including surfaces at Wembley, Old Trafford and Anfield.