WE MAKE SPORT.
About Polytan UK
Polytan UK is a one-stop shop for clients seeking industry-leading sports surfaces with all the necessary support services – from designing and manufacturing all the way through to installation.
Our extensive product range is bolstered by Polytan’s decades-long partnership with Sport Group Holding GmbH, a unique group of some of the world’s best-known turf, track, indoor and outdoor sports surface brands, including AstroTurf, Rekortan, Laykold, APT & Melos.
We tailor our products to meet the specific needs of each client, and we do so with a strong commitment to the environment via our Green Technology innovation program.
If you are in the market for an all-weather sport pitch, a sophisticated synthetic turf system, or anything in between, Polytan UK is the all-in-one provider you can trust to deliver to your specifications.
Sustainability at Polytan
Polytan has always attributed great importance to sustainability and environmental compatibility. As a system manufacturer with our own research and development, production, sales and in-house installation technology, we can stay true to this claim in our own special way. All Polytan synthetic turf systems and synthetic surfaces are produced at our advanced production site in Grefrath, Germany with green electricity. Our vision with Green Technology is to develop for sport surfaces a ‘totally green supply chain’ that enables us to create climate-positive products for turf and athletic tracks.
With over 50 years of experience, Polytan is the global market leader in sports surfaces. Our constantly expanding and improving portfolio of products for athletics, football, handball, hockey, rugby, tennis and others includes high-speed tracks, all-weather courts, shock-absorbent surfaces, synthetic turf systems, and multifunctional playing fields. Better still, all of our products are designed, manufactured and delivered according to the highest national and international standards set by the governing bodies of each sport, including FIFA, World Rugby, World Athletics, ITF and FIH.
Regional Athletics Arena, Etihad Campus, Manchester, UK
Polytan UK in cooperation with Hunts Contractors Ltd, Playdeck UK Ltd and Premier Line Markings Ltd have successfully completed the new 2020 Track Refurbishment of the Manchester Regional Arena Outdoor Athletics Track at The Etihad Campus. The original track built in 2001 using Polytan M system now sports a very impressive new Dark Blue Polytan Rekortan M sandwich system.
The athletics and events track are built to meet and hold High Level Competitions, including Diamond League Events, World Athletics Certification Level 1 and UKA. To meet the highest quality certification under very testing circumstances is testament of the quality to all involved in both workmanship and materials and commitment to achieve.
St. George’s Park, Burton upon Trent
Peffermill Playing Fields, University of Edinburgh
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Announcement Polytan Sports Surfaces UK
Polytan in Europe understand how challenging the current market conditions are for our partners and we remain focused on ensuring we are best positioned to support you through these difficult times. After completing a review of best practice across the wider northern European region we are going to consolidate certain aspects of business support into a central function simplifying processes and improving the customer experience.
The regional sales and technical teams will continue to focus on their individual markets ensuring our partners continue to receive the best levels of service. In the UK and Ireland Ashley Appleby will lead the sales working with our Technical Manager Colin Ashton to ensure we continue to support our partners in this key market.
The quality of the surface can dictate performance, something all athletes know, and all those involved in providing those surfaces understand the challenges involved in
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Our drive to provide market leading products and services ensures you can choose Polytan with confidence and we look forward to supporting you in your project.
Ashley has 20 years of experience in the sports industry, all from a variety of different perspectives, including retail management, wholesale, manufacturing, and as an entrepreneur.
Colin is driven by his passion for sport and generating positive, long-lasting benefits through the building of sports facilities. He is excited to be working with some of the best products and systems in the world and to be building a better future through sport surfaces for generations to come.
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Improving your athletics experience.
We see success as a responsibility: For the consistent quality of our products. For our customers’ investment in our products. For the social security requirements of our employees. And last but not least, for the protection of our environment. We develop and produce in Germany. But there is more to Polytan than this – Polytan are employees from all over Europe who are dedicated to the same goal – to prepare the perfect sports floor for you.
Polytan UK enjoys trusted partnerships with England Athletics, Welsh Athletics, Scottish Athletics, FIFA, World Rugby, the International Hockey Federation (FIH), and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). We are World Athletics-certified and a Member of the Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA).