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Polytan owner the Sport Group acquires Team Sports

Polytan owner the Sport Group acquires Team Sports
July 12, 2014

The Sport Group, global owners of sport surface systems manufacturer Polytan, has announced the acquisition of Australian synthetic sport and recreational surface provider Team Sports.

This acquisition enhances the Sport Group’s position to be one of the fastest-growing global synthetic sports surface providers and follows the recent integration of Polytan with Melbourne-based Sports Technology International (STI) into the new Polytan STI entity.

The acquisition of Team Sports enhances the Sport Group’s position as one of the fastest-growing global synthetic sports surface providers and allows the combined business to focus on excellence in service as well as producing outstanding quality in synthetic sporting surfaces.

Explaining the acquisition, Sports Group Chief Executive Frank Dittrich states “with the acquisition of Team Sports, Sport Group strengthens its global leading position and supports its strong profitable growth.

“It also encourages the global rollout of the Polytan brand as a quality leader. I am delighted about this outstanding step forward for our customers and our own performance.”

Team Sports will continue to operate from its base in the the Sydney suburb of Seven Hills with Team Sports Chief Executive John Curtis, his management team, and staff remaining with the organisation.

Welcoming the acquisition, Curtis adds “we’re excited to be part of the Sport Group. This divestiture allows us to embrace new technologies, widen our product range, whilst still providing our clients with our outstanding customer service.”

Sport Group Asia Pacific Chief Executive Stephen Niven concluded “Sport Group is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand upon our sports surface division. We are very excited to be working with an outstanding market leader that complements our already existing synthetic surface group in Australia.”

Established in 1997, Team Sports is a leading industry provider of synthetic sports surfaces that embraces new technologies to create world-class sporting surfaces and industry leading landscape turf products.

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The Sport Group is a group of 19 companies based in nine countries with nearly 1,000 employees, working around the globe to deliver the best product and the perfect basis for sports and recreational events.

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Click here to visit the Polytan STI website. 

Image shows Team Sports’ recently completed project at the Lily Homes Stadium in Western Sydney.



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