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AT POLYTAN, PERFECTION HAS BECOME A TRADITION

MILESTONES FROM A SUCCESS STORY

1969

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.

 

1995

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.

 

2011

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.

 

2012

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.

 

2013

A patent application is registered for ENTANGLEMENT technology, a real innovation in fibre development. Start of in-house master batch production.

 

2014

Acquisition of Team Sports, a leading Australian supplier of sports and leisure facilities.