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GrassMaster unveils new GEN-S machines

GrassMaster unveils new GEN-S machines: GrassMaster solutions, the worlds most proven provider of hybrid grass systems, is pleased to introduce the latest addition to our machine feet, the GrassMaster Gen-S. The addition of the new machinery will allow GrassMaster to increase capacity and upgrade the provision of services to clients.

“We are excited about this latest addition which helps keep us at the forefront within the hybrid grass sector. The Gen-S is electrically powered and allows our experienced installation
teams to stitch a GrassMaster pitch more quickly,” said Benjamin Huneau, General Manager GrassMaster Solutions. “The new lighter weight machine allows for lower down-pressures on the surface, thus reducing the machine’s impact when working on young grass.”

GrassMaster unveils new GEN-S machines

GrassMaster unveils new GEN-S machines

BENJAMIN HUNEAU, GENERAL MANAGER

The acquisition of the Gen-S Machines showcases GrassMaster’s contnued investment in people, technology and equipment. Equipped with this technology, GrassMaster gives clients the confidence of x100’s of proven installations allied with excellent stitching quality, fibre resilience and speed of installation.

KEY MACHINE CHARACTERISTICS

• 1760mm stitching width
• 8T fully loaded weight (including fibre)
• Powered by electric (diesel generated or mains)
• Robust hydraulic stitching unit
• 7days to complete a standard pitch (7500m2)
• Accurate + variable stitch spacing & depth

BENEFITS OF GRASSMASTER

IMPROVED PLAYER WELFARE
Fibre reinforces the sand based root-zone, ensuring a fat surface with optimal levels of traction, firmness and energy restitution to reduce player injuries

INCREASED RETURN ON INVESTMENT

The injection of GrassMaster fibre helps to reduce damage to the grass by protecting the crown of the plant from vertical and lateral forces exerted by players to increase the hours of play available on the pitch

GrassMaster unveils new GEN-S machines

GrassMaster unveils new GEN-S machines

MAXIMUM LIFETIME VALUE

GrassMaster is the only stitched system with a proven lifespan of 10 years, with the oldest GrassMaster pitches still performing well at 15+ offering incredible value for money over the lifetime of the pitch

BESPOKE ENGINEERED YARN

The GrassMaster fibre is produced by fellow Tarket Company Morton extrusions in Germany. Employing some of the world’s leading materials scientists the in house expertise and R&D capabilities are leveraged in order to continually improve our fibre characteristics across all of our product lines

GRASSMASTER SOLUTIONS BY TARKETT SPORTS

GrassMaster Solutons is the hybrid grass division of Tarket Sports, which is a worldwide manufacturer and installer of innovative and durable sports surfaces. GrassMaster Solutions covers two hybrid grass technologies: GrassMaster, a hybrid grass system with a proven lifespan of 15 years and more, and PlayMaster, a flexible solution that ensures a quick installation and an instant playability. GrassMaster is currently installed at renowned venues like the Puskás Aréna, FMG Stadium Waikato, Wembley Stadium and countless others.

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GrassMaster Solutions By Tarkett Sports

GrassMaster Solutions By Tarkett Sports: GrassMaster Solutions, the hybrid grass division of Tarkett Sports, continues to lead the hybrid sports grass industry since 1989.

Their expertise has been used on more than 750 pitches worldwide of which 16 are football clubs within the English Premier League. During the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, 5 out of the 9 pitches where supplied by GrassMaster Solutions.

GrassMaster Solutions By Tarkett Sports

The stitched hybrid grass system GrassMaster contains 100% natural grass, reinforced with 20 million in-house produced High Performance Polypropylene Fibers (HPF) with a proven lifespan of 15 years or more. The natural grassroots entwine with the fibers building a stronger and healthier rootzone, ensuring an always even and stable surface with a fast recovery.

PlayMaster, launched in 2016, is the flexible carpet-based hybrid technology that provides a horizontal reinforcement that offers fast installation and instant playability.

Both systems offer a tailor-made solution for the requirements of professional stadiums, training pitches and multifunctional venues. To help extend the lifespan of a hybrid pitch, GrassMaster Solutions employs in-house professional pitch consultants to offer product specific training, guidance and assistance with the aim of maintaining a perfect pitch, anytime and anywhere.

Visit our stand E190 and discover our hybrid grass systems and interesting references while meeting with our professional and dedicated team.

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GrassMaster Takes Centre Stage At World Cup

GrassMaster Takes Centre Stage At World Cup: GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports will play a leading role at the FIFA World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15.

The pioneers of hybrid grass were part of the game in the last two FIFA World Cups: Brazil in 2014 and South Africa in 2010.

GrassMaster Takes Centre Stage At World Cup

In Russia, Some 16 World Cup games in total will be played on GrassMaster pitches at the Volgograd Arena, Kazan Arena and Nizhny Novgorod Stadium which all have a brand new GrassMaster pitch installed.

Kazan Arena will host six games from June 16th to July 7th. France vs Australia will be the first fixture of the World Cup to be played on a GrassMaster.

Four games during the group stages will be played in Kazan as well a Round of 16 game and a quarter final.

At the Volgograd Arena, four games will be played starting with Tunisia vs England on June 18. Also on that date, the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium opens its doors with the first game of group F with Sweden vs Korea Republic. This stadium will host four group phase matches, a Round of 16 game and a quarter final.

With six games being played in three weeks in the Kazan Arena, four matches in Volgograd Stadium in 10 days and six in two and a half weeks in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, GrassMaster proves once again to be the trusted partner for top-level tournaments.

Thanks to the unique technology of GrassMaster a higher degree of player safety and faster surface recovery is ensured, so neither players, fans nor organisation suffer from loss of quality on the pitch.

We stand for a perfect pitch anywhere and anytime. With a lifespan of up to 15 years, these GrassMaster pitches will leave a legacy for the Russian teams, communities and for the venues.

Training pitches

Furthermore, the CSKA training pitch in Moscow will be used by the German football team and the training pitch of the football club Rubin Kazan is going to be used by Japan for training throughout their stay at the 2018 World Cup.

On both pitches, the premium hybrid turf system GrassMaster is installed.

Tarkett Sports Russian partner InSport Pro Co installed the GrassMaster in the Kazan Arena and the CSKA stadium in Moscow.

Additionally they are responsible for the maintenance of the pitches.

Andrey Kanunnikov, managing director of InSport Pro Co said:

“Both the German and Japanese teams recently visited their training grounds and were satisfied with the pitches we’ve prepared for them.”

Installation partner for the Volgograd and Nizny Novgorod stadiums was Golftechnology. Charles Henderson of PSD/Labosport Group is pitch consultant.

GrassMaster’s expertise and experience of nearly 30 years has been used on more than 700 pitches worldwide.

The GrassMaster system with a proven lifespan of 15 years and more, is a 100 % natural grass pitch reinforced by 20 million high performance fibres.

These Polypropylene fibres are injected by computer-controlled machines, 18 deep and 2 cm above the surface, in a grid of +/- 2 x 2 cm. The natural grass roots entwine with the fibres and grow deeper and wider, building a stronger and healthier rootzone. The PP fibres above the surface ensure an always even and stable surface.

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