The European Hockey Federation (EHF) and Polytan™ have announced a 2-year partnership that sees Polytan secured as “Preferred EHF Hockey Turf Partner” with exclusivity in the business category. Through this partnership, Polytan will support the EHF and promote its Poligras Hockey Turf Products in the “EHF Territory”.
Speaking about the announcement, the EHF President Marijke Fleuren said:
As part of the Hockey Revolution, we have embraced the 5 Major Initatives of the International Hockey Federation and one of these is a commitment to securing Commercial Partners that share our vision. We believe that in Polytan™ we have found such a partner.
It is indeed an exciting moment for the EHF to be moving forward with Polytan™ and we look forward to innovating together.
We are delighted to welcome Polytan™ to the European Hockey family, and look forward to a successful collaboration.
Markus Deimling, Managing Director of Polytan, commented on the exclusive partnership with the EHF:
As a leading manufacturer of synthetic turf systems, we have carved out a leading position in world hockey under the Poligras brand. We are therefore very excited about the far-reaching collaboration with the EHF, which extends far beyond the usual sponsorship. As the innovation partner, we want to drive hockey sport forward together with the EHF and develop both new hockey pitches and new forms of the game.
Image: Polytan International Sales Director Fred van Wijk and EHF Director General Angus Kirkland.
To make the optimal surface for sporting success – that has been the ideal pursued by Polytan since 1969. With a constant eye on the latest findings in the field of sports medicine, the specialist in outdoor sports surfaces is continuously refining its synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf systems. Today’s synthetic turf pitches not only feel like real grass, for example, they also have excellent playing qualities. High-quality synthetic surfaces now range from shock-absorbing soft-impact surfaces and multi-functional all-weather pitches all the way to high-speed surfaces for international athletics events. As well as developing, manufacturing and fitting its own sports surfaces, the spectrum of services provided by Polytan also includes line markings, repairs, cleaning and maintenance. All products meet current national and international standards and are duly certified by international sports federations such as FIFA, FIH and IAAF. For further information, go to: www.polytan.com
About the European Hockey Federation
The European Hockey Federation (EHF) is the governing body of hockey in Europe. It is composed of the Member Associations of European nations (43) that govern hockey in their countries. The EHF, on behalf of and in cooperation with its members organises indoor and outdoor, men and women, senior, junior (U21) and youth tournaments, both Nations and Clubs throughout the continent of Europe. In addition to competitions, the EHF supports its Member Associations through Development Projects and Education Programmes. The EHF is governed by an Executive Board of elected members, holds a General Assembly every year and is professionally administered from an office in Brussels, Belgium. For further information, go to: www.eurohockey.org