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HG Turf Group and SISGrass announce exclusive partnership for Australia
The HG Turf Group has announced that it has agreed an exclusive partnership in Australia with leading natural, synthetic and hybrid sports pitch manufacturer and installer SISGrass.
The new partnership offers the Australian sports turf industry a revolutionary new hybrid grass system - stitched hybrid grass by SISGrass.
With an SISGrass stitching machine to arrive in Australia in October, the agreement will see venues able to make uses of the fastest installation on the market which injecting artificial grass fibres into natural grass to stabilise and protect the playing surface.
SISGrass is stitched in a 20mm x 20mm square pattern, with 20mm of fibre above the surface and 180mm of fibre below the surface. The hybrid surface, which comprises 5% artificial grass and 95% natural grass, increases the playing hours by up to three times.
SISGrass is designed for long-term performance, with a life expectancy of more than 10 years with polyethylene fibres that are UV stable and wear resistant.
The fibres can also be recycled.
The electrically powered SISGrass machine is guided by laser for greater accuracy during installation and can stitch a full-size football pitch in seven days. A smaller version of the stitching machine is also available for goal boxes, golf tees, tennis courts and cricket pitches.
Launched in 2015, SISGrass technology has been installed in over 100 pitches including 50 stadium pitches worldwide and has been used with cool-season grass in the English Premier League, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and Rugby World Cup as well as with warm-season grass in the AFC Asia Cup.
It is also widely used in community sport.
Welcoming the agreement HG Turf Group Managing Director, Hamish Sutherland stated “we are very excited to partner with SISGrass and offer their patented technology in Australia.
“Our collaboration includes the purchase of a SISGrass stitching machine, which will guarantee local supply and support of this international technology. SISGrass completes our hybrid grass portfolio.
“Our partnership with SISGrass is a significant milestone for HG Turf Group, and we are thankful for this opportunity.”
SISGrass Managing Director, Ivo Lamo added “we’re delighted to partner with HG Turf Group. Our SISGrass technology has been installed all over the world and working with this experienced partner presents an exciting opportunity to provide quality hybrid surfaces to a new market in Australia.”
Click here to contact HG Sports Turf via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
Images: The SISGrass stitching machine (top and middle) and an installation at the Otkritie Arena in the Russian capital of Moscow (below). Courtesy of SISGrass.
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