TRANE has been unveiled as the new Basingstoke Bison principal team sponsor for the forthcoming season, in one of the biggest deals in the club's 30 year history.

Trane is a world leader in indoor comfort solutions and services and is a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

They design, manufacture and service HVAC-R systems and controls that create sustainable, comfortable and efficient environments for commercial buildings and industrial processes.

With Trane’s British head office based on Bessemer Road, Basingstoke, the company is excited to be part of the community through this sponsorship.

Faruk Ucur the District Leader for Northern Europe said: "Supporting our local teams is really important to us “We are really pleased to have secured the position to be principal team sponsor and support the Herd going into the start of the National Ice Hockey League South One campaign, and throughout the season”.

He added: "Trane would like to wish all the players and staff involved with The Bison’s the best of luck for the first match at home to Peterborough on September 8."

Planet Ice's John Neville said: "It's great news that a major company such as Ingersoll-Rand UK utilising their Trane brand want to be associated with a local team and organisation.

"Coach Ashley Tait, the players, staff and I look forward to welcoming Trane staff and guests to the arena and introducing them to the great sport of ice hockey."