The new sponsorship deal serves to strengthen what has become a close partnership between Gloucestershire's favourite sporting side and one of the county's most promising companies, and kicks into touch any doubts that Downton is now one of the leading lights of Gloucestershire business and one to watch in the UK logistics industry.
"Gloucester Rugby is an iconic local brand, with a first class reputation and heritage in the rugby world," said MD Andy Downton.
"Everyone here at Downton is incredibly proud to be associated with the club, and we will continue to build on this partnership in every way that we can."
Pete Grzonka, Head of Sales and Marketing at Gloucester Rugby, said of the partnership:
"For us, the club is not solely about the rugby, it is about being a part of the community in Gloucestershire and forging lasting relationships with companies and organisations around the county."
"Downton is Gloucestershire through and through, and from its family roots has achieved great things on a national and international scale," added Grzonka.
"They are the perfect partner for Gloucester Rugby, and we hope that the relationship will continue for many years to come."