Major Investment Made By Origin Amenity Business: Origin’s Amenity Business has announced its acquisition of Linemark UK, the country’s leading innovator and supplier of pitch line-marking paints, machines and accessories.
Linemark UK joins Rigby Taylor and Headland in providing technically advanced and innovative solutions to turf management professionals.
Linemark UK has been the exclusive supplier of line-marking products to Rigby Taylor for 10 years, working closely with the company to bring to the industry Impact, the market-leading, ready-to-use paint, which has won many awards including the Queens Award for Innovation and the Queens Award for International trade (Export).
This paint is now sold to over 43 countries worldwide and used by international, national stadia, Premiership pitches and sports grounds across a range of sports surfaces.
Other paints include the Duraline range for both natural turf, synthetic and hard surfaces together with Preline, the only MAPP-approved paint for initial marking.
Commenting on the acquisition, Chris Clark, Rigby Taylor’s executive chairman, stated: “Pitch line-marking paint and its application is an important market sector for the company. With Linemark UK joining the Origin family, we consider that Rigby Taylor will consolidate its leading market position and continue the high level of innovation and development for the benefit of our customer’s both now and in the future.”
Tony Holt, managing director of Linemark UK, commented: “This is fantastic news for Linemark UK as it looks to build on its successes and create, alongside Rigby Taylor, an exciting future within the Origin organisation.”
Linemark UK and Rigby Taylor pioneered the introduction of an Integrated Paint Technology System to sports pitch line-marking, matching for the first time innovative paint formulation chemistry, advanced spray nozzle technology and application performance.
The result was the introduction of Impact paints, which brought to the industry the highest level of line-marking performance ever achieved.
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