Sport Group – owners of the world-renowned Polytan brand, a leading provider and worldwide market leader of outdoor sport and recreational surface systems – has announced the acquisition of Team Sports, a major synthetic sport and recreational surface provider in Australia. This acquisition enhances the Sport Group’s position to be one of the fastest-growing global synthetic sports surface providers.
This synergy is a perfect match, allowing all companies to focus on excellence in service to the industry and their customers, as well as producing outstanding quality in synthetic sporting surfaces.
Frank Dittrich, CEO of Sport Group, commented:
With the acquisition of Team Sports, Sport Group strengthens its global leading position and supports its strong profitable growth. It also encourages the global roll-out of the Polytan-Brand as quality leader. I am delighted about this outstanding step forward for our customers and our own performance.
John Curtis, CEO of Team Sports, added:
We’re excited to be part of Sport Group. This divestiture allows us to embrace new technologies, widen our product range, whilst still providing our clients with our outstanding customer service.
Team Sports will continue to operate from its Seven Hills (Sydney, Australia) location, with John Curtis, his management team, and staff remaining with the organisation.
About Team Sports:
Established in 1997, TEAM Sports is a leading industry provider of synthetic sports surfaces for the past 17 years. This new collaboration provides a fantastic opportunity for its existing customers to take advantage of a greater range of products to suit all budgets and installations. We will continue to embrace new technologies to create world-class sporting surfaces and industry leading landscape turf products. Visit www.teamsports.com.au for more information.
About Sport Group:
Our business creates the basis for emotion. Whether it’s artificial turfs or sport and recreational surface systems, our products enable world records and the pure thrill of movement. We are a group of 19 companies from 9 countries with nearly 1,000 employees, working around the globe to deliver the best product and the perfect basis for sports and recreational events. All for the benefit of athletes, fitness buffs and spectators alike. Visit www.sportgroup-holding.com for more information.
About Polytan GmbH:
Based in Burgheim, Polytan has been the leading specialist for outdoor sports surfaces for more than 40 years. The spectrum of services includes the supply of polyurethane raw materials, the installation of synthetic surfaces for athletics tracks, all-weather pitches, elastic layers for synthetic turfs, the supply and installation of traditional and filled synthetic turfs, lining, repairs and the cleaning of sports surfaces. Polytan produces all products in its own plant. Polyurethane raw materials and synthetic turf fibres are developed and formulated in the in-house laboratory and manufactured ready to lay in the company’s own production facilities.
Polytan is licensee in the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf and FIFA Preferred Producer. Through an integrated process from production to installation, Polytan ensures that the FIFA quality standards required in the PP programme are met. Polytan is one of the few manufacturers to offer technical expertise in-house, enabling it to provide support to customers in line with the FIFA Preferred Producer philosophy, from the start of the project to staff training on site. Polytan’s football turfs can be certified to FIFA RECOMMENDED 2-Star Standard, making them approved for use as an official playing surface for national and international football competitions, including the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.
Polytan also has all approvals from the main sports organisations (e.g. FIH for hockey turf, IAAF for athletics tracks) and meets all the requirements of national and international standards such as DIN and EN.