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STRI acquires SportsTurf Consultants

STRI acquires SportsTurf Consultants
October 9, 2015

Leading sports turf consultancy STRI (the Sports Turf Research Institute) has acquired Melbourne-based Australian SportsTurf Consultants.

The STRI Group.describe the move as an aim to strengthen its position as the world’s largest sports surface consultancy and continuing its drive to become the consultancy group of choice in Australia and Asia-Pacific.

Commenting on the acquisition, STRI Australasia Managing Director Mark Godfrey stated “today we have reaffirmed our long-term commitment to the Australian sports industry and significantly increased our portfolio of services.

“Increasingly, clients are seeking new and cost-effective ways to deliver the highest quality sports surfaces for the end user and maximize their return on investment.

“Combining the local expertise and exceptional service levels of SportsTurf with the global reach of STRI will provide new and existing clients with unrivalled levels of support and innovation.”

Australian SportsTurf Consultants was established in 1992 to offer a scientifically grounded independent agronomy service to the sports turf industry. Over the years, it has evolved to become the local industry leader offering a broad range of services, including consultancy, survey, design, surface assessments, audits, benchmarking and laboratory tests, with six consultants and a combined experience of over 130 years.

SportsTurf Director Ron McCartney added “SportsTurf remain committed to offering all clients the same high standard of technical excellence on which the business has built its reputation.

“We are thrilled to become part of the STRI Group and look forward to many more years supporting the local sports turf industry.”

SportsTurf will continue to operate under its own name, out of its offices in the Melbourne suburb of Notting Hill.

STRI is the world's leading consultancy for design, research and management of natural and synthetic sports turf surfaces; it serves Australia and Asia-Pacific from its regional Head Office and Research Facility in Brisbane.

Since the Asia-Pacific regional head office and research facility was established, STRI Australia has delivered independent and scientifically rigorous data for industry-funded research as well as effective, targeted consultancy advice to a wide range of clients.

Click here to contact Australian SportsTurf Consultants via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Click here to contact STRI via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.




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