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SportGroup acquires ProGrass from Rockwell
In a move that will further consolidate its position in the artificial turf market, SportGroup Holding has announced that it has acquired leading artificial turf brand ProGrass - adding ProGrass to its existing portfolio of companies and brands (which includes APT, Astroturf, Melos, Polytan, Poligras and Rekortan).
A press release from SportGroup advises that “the acquisition will strengthen SportGroup’s proven combination of its worldwide existing contractor network and directly targeted activities to new levels for the better of the industry.”
Heard Smith and Andreas M. Schulze Ising, Managing Directors of SportGroup Americas, went on to advise “the addition of the ProGrass team will bring us closer to the sport and enable us to better service the needs of our customers by bringing the industry into a new era with our German engineered, American made, modern, environmentally friendly, tailor made sport surfacing products.”
ProGrass President Robert Thomas added “the synergy created by the ProGrass team joining the SportGroup family will now enable the North American organisation to provide a “One-Stop Shop” for athletic fields further enabling us to serve more venues as well as enhancing SportGroup’s design-build capabilities and goto market strategy for North America.”
SportGroup, founded in 1969, is the world leader in artificial turf systems and running tracks, with, as of 2015, over 1,000 employees and $375 million annual revenue.
The company operates in more than 70 countries, maintains production plants in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region and has manufactured and installed more than 7,000 fields and 16,000 tracks including the Olympic games and international venues.
In 2014, the SportGroup purchased Sydney-based Team Sports.
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21st September 2016 - APT EXPANDS WITH ASTROTURF AND SPORTGRASS ACQUISITIONS
8th April 2016 - POLYTAN TO SUPPLY WORLD CUP AND OLYMPIC HOCKEY TURF
12th July 2014 - POLYTAN OWNER THE SPORT GROUP ACQUIRES TEAM SPORTS
5th March 2013 - PROGRASS INSTALL ARTIFICIAL TURF FOOTBALL FIELD IN THE PHILIPPINES
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