SPS, the transformational composite technology that replaces stiffened steel and reinforced concrete in stadia construction, will be marketed under the name of SPS Technology with immediate effect.
SPS Technology CEO, David Glover said:
We need a company name that includes the product to reduce confusion in the market and SPS Technology does that.
Our growing network of licensees will be selling SPS around the world penetrating new markets and optimising existing relationships that they have in these territories and we believe that our new name will help them to do that.
SPS Technology has also strengthened its team in North America with the appointment of Quinton van Tonder as Vice President, Sport. He will head its stadia terrace product division.
Quinton joins from Camatic Seating where he was national sales director in the USA. He said:
Having worked in the industry for so long, you learn to spot great products and SPS stadia terraces is certainly one of those. I have no doubt of the value that this product – SPS – brings and I’m relishing the opportunity to expand its use in the North American stadia industry.
Scottish Premiership Club, Hearts recently used SPS terraces to redevelop their Tynecastle main stand.
Some 2,049m2 of SPS terraces were specified in the design by James Clydesdale Architects for the upper stand section – Rows 11-37.
The SPS terraces accommodate 4,200 seats and were delivered to site with pre-drilled hardware fixing holes for rapid seat and handrail installation.
Image: SPS terraces were installed at Tynecastle