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STRI and Surface Performance collaborate to improve artificial sports surfaces

STRI and Surface Performance collaborate to improve artificial sports surfaces
November 1, 2019

Global sports solutions provider, STRI Group, are collaborating with international turf testing house Surface Performance to provide sports surface design and testing services for artificial sports surfaces.

This collaboration combines the highest standard of international and regional expertise to improve artificial sports surfaces at all levels of facility to clients across the globe.

STRI and Surface Performance have worked extensively with major sports governing bodies and organisations. STRI delivered pitch consultancy for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Wimbledon Championships and UEFA, while Surface Performance provides accredited testing and certification for FIFA, World Rugby, FA and ITF standards.

The agreement will support the delivery of range of innovative testing products and data-driven services, including STRI’s new sports surface performance tracker – TurfSync.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, STRI has reinforced its position as market leader in the sports surface industry. Significant investments have been made, including the development of research facilities in Australia and Qatar and the launch of design and consultancy hubs in China, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

Established in 2012, Surface Performance have expanded to become one of the market leaders in synthetic sports facilities testing, with their head office and laboratory located in London, UK.

STRI Head of Business Development, Andrew Brooker, advised "the agreement ensures our respective businesses can provide a well-rounded service to our existing and future clients. We are pleased to be working with Surface Performance to be able to deliver both services to the global sports surface market.”

Surface Performance Director, Callum Reid, added "this is an exciting opportunity for our team to work alongside STRI throughout the UK and globally. With more and more venues now offering both natural turf and synthetic fields, having the two companies working in parallel makes complete commercial sense.”

For more information go to www.strigroup.com

Image courtesy of Surface Performance.

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