50 years of sports history
The history of Polytan began half a century ago with the production of polyurethane-bonded synthetic surfaces by the company Firl + Schretter Sportstättenbau in Neuburg an der Danube. Since then, under the Polytan brand the company has rapidly become one of the world’s leading outdoor synthetic sports flooring manufacturers. In 1974, the company’s headquarters were relocated to Burgheim in southern Germany, and in 2017 a modern extension was added.It all began with synthetic surfaces – today the Polytan range includes high-speed tracks, all-weather courts, tennis, handball and shock-absorbent surfaces as well as artificial grass systems for football, hockey, rugby and multifunctional playing fields.
Historical milestones AND MORE
The synthetic sports surface experienced its breakthrough in Germany at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where the circular track in the Olympic Stadium was made of polyurethane-bonded plastic…
50 years of sports history with Polytan
Polytan is part of Sport Group Holding, which also has its headquarters in Burgheim. With the acquisition of the companies STI, EnviroSport, Sportsbygg and TeamSports between 2007 and 2014, as well as AstroTurf in 2016, the group succeeded in further expanding its position on the international market. Today, the group comprises 20 companies from nine countries and employs a total of approximately 1,900 people.