POLYTAN SPORTS SURFACES UK
Building a better future through sport surfaces
About Polytan Sports Surfaces UK
Polytan Sports Surfaces 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 Sports Surfaces 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
Polytan Sports Surfaces: Official Sports Surface Partner of England Athletics
Working closely with the team at England Athletics we will aim to support the athletics community in England to ensure that facilities teams are able to provide the best quality surface to their users. We see innovation as a core part of the partnership and we will ensure that the community are kept up to date on the latest developments across product, installation processes, maintenance and other areas key to getting the best from the facility.
As a key part of our partnership we will provide a comprehensive programme of support to the athletics family. Due to the long-term nature of the partnership we will be able to continually improve the support to meet the changing needs of the market.
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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.
Friso Van den Berg
Friso has been actively involved in the international sports industry for 15 years. Named Managing Director at Polytan Sport Surfaces UK in January 2020, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.
With over 25 years in construction-based sales, David knows our products inside and out. “It’s been fun introducing our customers to the market-leading technology Polytan is known for,” he says.
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.
According to Ronnie, playing sport is a privilege that should be available to everyone around the world. “It always makes me happy to see people playing sports; it gives me a positive vibe!”
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.
Office Manager Kelly joined Polytan just over three years ago as a Sales Administrator. From the outset she has enjoyed learning about the company’s range of products and loves seeing a project through to completion. “I am proud to work for a company that is so passionate about sports, offering excellent products to the marketplace,” she says.
Jessica literally stepped in from the cold (mind the pun) when she joined Polytan UK from her Project Management career in the industrial refrigeration sector. The latest addition to Polytan says she has always been interested in product manufacturing and installation and looks forward to learning and developing further with the SportGroup family.
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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).