AT POLYTAN, PERFECTION HAS BECOME A TRADITION
MILESTONES FROM A SUCCESS STORY
Firl + Schretter Sportstättenbau OHG in Neuburg an der Donau is founded and starts specialising in installing polyurethanebound synthetic surfaces for sports facilities. “Polytan“ becomes a registered Trademark.
1975 - 1985
Polytan strengthens its market position in Germany. Its range of products is expanded to incorporate the production of raw materials for polyurethane-bound synthetic surfaces. Signature features include sales, production and installation from a single source.
Polytan expands its operations with the newly acquired production facilities for synthetic turf and polyurethane in Grefrath (North Rhine-Westphalia).
2003 - 2006
Establishment of a fully vertical production of synthetic turf products. In addition, a complete coating and extrusion plant for synthetic turf is installed in Grefrath. Participation as a licensee in the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf and installation of the first FIFA Recommended 2 Star certified synthetic turf pitch.
2007 - 2009
Polytan continuously develops its market and quality leadership worldwide by acquiring production and installation companies in Australia, Germany, France, Sweden and the USA.
Polytan breaks the world record for FIFA 2 Star certified synthetic turf pitches and becomes a FIFA Preferred Producer under the joint brand name Polytan|STI.
Polytan|STI becomes a licensed IRB Preferred Pitch Producer as well as an FIH Preferred Supplier and supplies the Hockey pitches for the Olympic Games in London.
A patent application is registered for ENTANGLEMENT technology, a real innovation in fibre development. Start of in-house master batch production.
Acquisition of Team Sports, a leading Australian supplier of sports and leisure facilities.