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New upgrades to land across Polaris dealerships

New upgrades to land across Polaris dealerships: Polaris Off Road Vehicles announces its 2023 line-up today with an impressive range of new upgrades and colours introduced across its RANGER, RZR, General and Sportsman models.

Keen to set the standard for tailored options to fit its customers’ style, tastes and preferences, Polaris continues to add new choices to its latest off-road vehicle offering, as well as continued upgrades to its range for optimal performance.

New upgrades to land across Polaris dealerships

New upgrades to land across Polaris dealerships

POLARIS RANGER

Designed for comfort, engineered for work and built to last, the top-of-the-range Ranger XP 1000 is available in the new Azure Crystal colour option for 2023 alongside a new ergonomic handbrake handle and Pro Armor® X-Terrain 27-inch tyres on the Premium model, Crew model, Hunter Edition and Nordic Pro Edition.

  • 2023 Ranger XP 1000 EPS in new Azure Crystal [EU / Quad L7e / Tractor T1b / Tractor T1a / ZUG/LOF homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger XP 1000 EPS with ABS in new Azure Crystal [Tractor T1b homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger Crew XP 1000-6 EPS in new Azure Crystal [MD / Tractor T1b homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger XP 1000 EPS Hunter Edition in Pursuit Camo [ZUG / Tractor T1a / Tractor T1b homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger XP 1000 EPS Nordic Pro Edition in Black Pearl [Tractor T1a / Tractor T1b homologation]

The Ranger 1000 – Polaris’ answer to top-level full-size performance at a great price point – is available in White Lightning for 2023, in both 3-seat and Crew models. A new handbrake handle can be seen across 3-seat and Nordic Pro edition models.

  • 2023 Ranger 1000 EPS in White Lightning [EU / Tractor T1b / Tractor T1a / ZUG/LOF homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger Crew 1000-6 EPS in White Lightning [MD / Tractor T1b homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger 1000 EPS Nordic Pro Edition in Black Pearl [Tractor T1a / Tractor T1b homologation]

Durable, dependable, and capable, the Ranger Diesel and Ranger Diesel Deluxe models have a new isolated front drive. The rubber mounting isolates the front drive vibration from the chassis and passengers by providing for flex and movement based on driveline torque, improving passenger comfort. The upsized mounting hardware provides 45% more strength, five key changes to provide maximum driveline confidence, and a 15% stronger chassis specifically redesigned around the new front-drive isolation mounts. Both Diesel models also feature a new handbrake handle and Pro Armor® X-Terrain 27-inch tyres. The Ranger Diesel Deluxe is now available in the new Super Graphite colour option.

  • 2023 Ranger Diesel in Sage Green [Tractor T1b / MD homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger Diesel Deluxe in new Super Graphite [Tractor T1b homologation]

The entire full-size Ranger line-up, including petrol and diesel models, receives new side view mirrors equipped from the factory for 2023, allowing for a crisp line of sight of the rear bed and tyres with curved automotive-grade glass, fully adjustable with easy break-away function and fully compatible with Ranger cab systems between the door and cage mount options.

The mid-size Ranger SP 570 in Sage Green and Hunter Edition both receive new mudguards, under-seat storage capabilities, and a three-position Polaris pulse bus bar. Ranger SP 570 Nordic Pro Edition sees all-new USB charging available in-cab.

  • 2023 Ranger SP 570 in Sage Green [MD / Quad L7e / Tractor T1b / Tractor T1a / ZUG homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger SP 570 Hunter Edition in Pursuit Camo [Tractor T1b/ Tractor T1a / ZUG homologation]
  • 2023 Ranger SP 570 Nordic Pro Edition in Black Pearl [Tractor T1b / Tractor T1a]

POLARIS SPORTSMAN

Trusted by over 1.6 million riders and counting, Polaris Sportsman takes its bestselling ATV line-up to a new level for 2023 with new graphics and colours. The new generation of Sportsman 570 introduced to the market last year receives new 6-ply Wanda tyres on 12-inch wheels. The 570 platform also sees the rich Orange Rust colourway added to the EPS model, whilst the Agri Pro special edition continues to be available in classic Sage Green in a paint finish, rather than in-mold, the Öhlins Edition in new Spirit Blue colour, the Black Edition in striking Onyx Black Smoke and the Sportsman 570 SP model in bold Sunset Red.

  • 2023 Sportsman 570 in Sage Green [EU / T3b / T3a / ZUG] and White Lightning [T3b / T3a homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman 570 EPS in new Orange Rust [T3b / T3a / ZUG/LOF homologation] + Sage Green and White Lightning
  • 2023 Sportsman 570 SP in new Sunset Red [EU / T3a / T3b / ZUG homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman 570 SP Öhlins Edition in new Spirit Blue [T3a / T3b homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman 570 EPS Agri Pro in Sage Green paint [T3b / T3a / ZUG/LOF homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman 570 EPS Hunter Edition in Pursuit Camo [T3a / T3b / ZUG homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman 570 EPS Black Edition in Onyx Black Smoke [T3a / T3b / Quad L7e homologation]

Boasting extreme capabilities, power and strength, the Sportsman XP 1000 EPS is now available in Chalk Gloss, whilst the Touring model sees a new, deep Crimson Metallic finish.

  • 2023 Sportsman XP 1000 EPS in Chalk Gloss [Quad L7e homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman Touring XP 1000 EPS in Crimson Metallic [Quad L7e homologation]
  • 2023 Sportsman XP 1000 S in Super Graphite [EU / T3a / T3b / ZUG / Quad L7e homologation]

POLARIS RZR

Polaris RZR pioneered the performance side-by-side category. Known for its unmatched performance, and rider-centric vehicle design, RZR has established itself as the top choice for recreational enthusiasts for more than a decade. Today, the 2023 RZR XP 1000 EPS, both two- and four-seat versions, has a new and striking colour added to the lineup: Indy Red. The RZR Trail S in Ghost Gray features new FOX 2.0 Podium X Shocks for 2023.

  • 2023 RZR XP 1000 EPS in new Indy Red [EU / Tractor T1b / ZUG/LOF homologation]
  • 2023 RZR XP4 1000 EPS in new Indy Red [MD / Tractor T1b homologation]
  • 2023 RZR Trail S 1000 Premium in Ghost Gray [Tractor T1a / Tractor T1b / EU / ZUG / Quad L7e homologation]

The groundbreaking introduction of the RZR Pro XP platform in 2020 pushed the industry to a whole new level with its professional-grade performance that’s been proven across the globe. For 2023, the RZR Pro XP Sport is now available in Ghost Gray with new FOX 2.0 Podium X shocks, whilst the Ultimate trim is now available in Sunset Red – both with new triple-rated rear springs.

  • 2023 RZR Pro XP Sport in Ghost Gray
  • 2023 RZR Pro XP Ultimate in Sunset Red

The latest model in the RZR range, the Turbo R, is a game-changer when it comes to power, strength, and control, delivering unprecedented performance straight off the showroom floor. For 2023, the Sport trim is available in Onyx Black, whilst the Ultimate trim is available in Orange Burst.

  • 2023 RZR Turbo R Sport in Onyx Black
  • 2023 RZR Turbo R Ultimate in Orange Burst

POLARIS GENERAL

Since its introduction to the market in 2016, Polaris General has established itself as the leader in versatility. With its unstoppable performance, unmatched comfort and endless utility applications, General is the perfect no-compromise solution for work, play and everything in between. For 2023, the General 1000 EPS ABS is now available in a premium Stealth Grey colourway.

  • 2023 GENERAL 1000 EPS Deluxe ABS in Stealth Grey [ZUG/LOF / Tractor T1b homologation]

POLARIS YOUTH

The Ranger 150 EFI is the industry’s first youth vehicle with smart safety features, making it the ideal vehicle for children to enjoy the outdoors safely. For 2023, the Ranger 150 EFI is available in Avalanche Grey, replacing the previous White/Blue colours.

  • 2023 Ranger 150 EFI in Avalanche Grey.

2023 also introduces a host of new parts and accessories available across the entire Polaris line-up to enhance every journey and provide several customisation options for any type of rider.

For more information on vehicle availability in specific regions, please contact your local dealer and/or your local Polaris representative.

For further media information on Polaris ORV products, please contact the Polaris ORV Media Office at press@polaris-orv.media.

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STRI Group launches new brand

STRI Group launches new brand: STRI Group, a global design, engineering and management consultancy, has launched a new brand following a period of growth and diversification. The group’s skills were founded within the design, management and maintenance of sports surfaces, and they continue to deliver and implement strategies for sports facilities and their surrounding infrastructure, as well as working within residential, corporate and commercial spaces.

Since setting up a construction company, Carrick Sports Construction, and adding the Environmental Protection Group to the organisation, as well as investing in their already established planning, design, maintenance, and research services, the breadth of in-house expertise perfectly positions them to handle a wide variety of sports and urban projects.

STRI Group launches new brand

STRI Group launches new brand

The group is also well-renowned for its expertise in scientific research and analysis, monitoring and compliance services, which continue to operate from independent laboratory facilities across the world, with a large research facility at their headquarters in Yorkshire and sites in Queensland and Victoria, Australia.

A number of joint ventures and partnerships adds a strong presence for the Group in the Middle East, with STRI delivering the first ever turf racetrack in Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Cup in 2020. More recently, through their joint venture Aspire Sports Turf based in Qatar, delivering the design, construction supervision and maintenance supervision of all pitches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on behalf of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

The group’s new website, strigroup.com, showcases its end-to-end proposition and highlights completed projects across a range of sports and cities. This spans local government sports facilities such as the Blackpool Enterprise Zone through to elite stadia and tournaments including World Cups and the Wimbledon Championships, as well as urban greening and sustainable water management initiatives like Northern Bloc’s blue green roof in Manchester.

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Etesia UK welcomes new dealer

Etesia UK welcomes new dealer: Etesia UK is delighted to welcome Abrey Agricultural to its vast dealer network.

The Abrey’s are originally a farming family which went into the machinery trade, and son Toby started importing specialist agricultural machinery from Austria. He did so for twelve years, before starting a groundcare division in 2012. This side of the business quickly grew, and he now supplies a variety of leading groundcare brands.

Etesia UK welcomes new dealer

Etesia UK welcomes new dealer

Etesia is the latest brand to be added to the Abrey portfolio after Toby saw it as an opportunity to grow the business.

“I’m certainly hoping to reach new customers with the Etesia machines,” he said. “I want to progress and do more work with the Cambridge colleges, and you need good brands to offer them. If you haven’t got enough in your range, then you are limited. Etesia fits a treat in this respect.

“There are also many affluent areas around here and we have customers with big gardens. They all need something bigger, stronger, and better than what they are using, and this is where Etesia comes in.”

Etesia has been leading the way in building high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professional and domestic market since 1989. Over the years the company has grown rapidly and now offers a wide range of products that include a variety of walk-behind, ride-on mowers, green technology, the popular Attila range of brush cutters and the all-new award-winning ET Lander electric utility vehicle.

Toby added that his first experience of using an Etesia machine was hugely positive.

“I originally tried an Etesia Hydro 124 diesel ride-on mower, and it was raining at the time,” he said. “It wasn’t a problem though and it picked everything up in the wet – there was no doubt about it. I didn’t have to unblock it – it unblocks itself. It is a very impressive machine.

“Another big benefit of the Etesia machines is that you can take the grass box off and put a drop chute on the back in seconds. You can’t do that on many other machines.

“The Etesia brand has a great reputation; they are very versatile, strong machines that do the job.”

Abrey Agricultural, based in Saffron Walden, Essex, will be offering the full-range of Etesia products within an approximate 30 mile radius.

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk.

For more news, reviews and insightful views, you can follow Etesia UK on Twitter @EtesiaUK and like the company’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/EtesiaUK You can also view the latest Etesia videos by visiting www.youtube.com/EtesiaUK

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New Verti-Drain at Rotherham GC

New Verti-Drain at Rotherham GC: After delivering more than 25 years of reliable service, a Redexim Verti-Drain has been replaced by… another Redexim Verti-Drain at Rotherham Golf Club!

With ever-increasing restrictions on chemical usage impacting on plant growth and root development, Course Manager Andy Unwin cites an increase in the amount of aeration work taking place as the stimulus for the purchase of their new Verti-Drain 7316, delivered in March 2022.

New Verti-Drain at Rotherham GC

New Verti-Drain at Rotherham GC

Rotherham offers a true test for golfer and greenkeepers alike, as Andy and his team of five deal with thousands of mature trees and historic push-up greens across the 18-hole parkland course. “A lot of work has gone into the greens over the years, lots of aeration and topdressing which now means we’re in a good position with sandy, free-draining greens” explains Andy, who took over as Course Manager last year. “However, things are always changing and one of the biggest issues we now face is the changes in chemical legislation, making aeration more important than ever for retaining root strength and plant health.”

“With our Verti-Drain® 105-145 we would traditionally have two main ‘aeration weeks’ – one in March and one in August, with spot treatments as and where required. This machine was purchased in 1994 and gave us years of trouble-free and effective aeration, but with more work on the cards, the time was right for an upgrade. Redexim’s Andy O’Neill and Tony Dodson of Cheshire Turf Machinery brought in a 7316 and it ticked every box.”

With a 1.6m working width, the 7316 is one of the most versatile models in the Redexim Verti-Drain® range. Small enough to suit smaller chassis tractors, but weighty enough to handle compacted ground, it is available with a range of tine options to suit all sports turf applications and maintenance tasks throughout the calendar.

“Of course we’re all noticing the differences between the two machines. This one is smoother, with much less vibration during operation, and it’s all really user-friendly – adjustments to speed and depth are nice and straight forward.” Andy adds, “With the Verti-Drain® you know what you’re going to get and that’s reliability, which is going to be critical as we continue to undertake more aeration work around the course over the next few years.”

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STIHL’s new state-of-the-art HQ

STIHL’s new state-of-the-art HQ: STIHL GB held a groundbreaking ceremony this week to mark the first official day of construction of its new 11,500m2 purpose-designed headquarters and state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Camberley, Surrey.

Chairman of the Executive Board at STIHL AG, Michael Traub, STIHL GB Managing Director, Kay Green, Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Helen Whitcroft, and Managing Director London and South at Glencar Construction, Roy Jones, attended the ceremony to turn the first soil and announce the official commencement of works on the site.

STIHL's new state-of-the-art HQ

STIHL’s new state-of-the-art HQ

Due for completion in 2023, the site will be home to nearly 100 employees and will boast dedicated dealer training facilities, an on-site restaurant, flexible collaborative workspaces and a technical workshop.

The new 9,000m2 warehouse space will utilise the latest picking and storage system technology to maximise productivity, efficiency and the use of space. All logistics will now be consolidated onto one site, meaning a speedier and more efficient delivery service to the 700 strong STIHL dealer network.

Kay Green, Managing Director of STIHL GB, commented: “The groundbreaking ceremony is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for STIHL GB and the result of a sustained period of growth in recent years. Our new purpose-built headquarters represents a significant capital investment and is a commitment to the future for our dealers and end user customers.”

The new HQ boasts first class environmental credentials including BREEAM Certification, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for building projects. In addition, it is proposed that two-thirds of the total roof area (1600m2) will be covered with photovoltaic solar panels to provide power to the new facility, as well as the installation of EV charging points.

The new headquarters will be connected to Blackwater railway station by a dedicated cycle path and will feature landscaped gardens with native shrubs and trees and a wildflower meadow, which forms part of an integrated flood risk mitigation zone on the former Thames Water Utilities site.

Furthermore, three biodiversity offset planting schemes will be implemented in the local area, which will replace the greenery that has been removed during construction, as well as adding an additional 10% planting provision. All the planting has been carefully selected so that only native species are planted.

For more information, please visit www.stihl.co.uk.

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Campey opens new Bosley branch

Campey opens new Bosley branch: Campey Turf Systems marked the official opening of their new showroom in Bosley, Cheshire, by welcoming over 150 guests to the new facility.

The new showroom, based half an hour away from their HQ in Marton, is home to the latest new and used tractors, machinery, new mowers, strimmers, chainsaws, parts, and clothing, from renowned names such as New Holland, Echo, Dennis, Trimax and Granit.

Campey opens new Bosley branch

Campey opens new Bosley branch

During the opening day, the full range of Campey machines was on display while guests enjoyed the hospitality provided by Campey to celebrate this important milestone in the company’s story.

Speaking about the event, Campey Chairman Richard Campey said: “We were delighted to see so many customers, friends, and work colleagues come to the open day. It was our chance to show everyone our new venture and celebrate the achievement.

“This new branch will play a significant role for us as we grow into the new areas of agriculture, horticulture and professional landscaping. We’re looking forward to welcoming customers to the show room in the coming months and taking Campey forward.”

An auction and raffle was held on the day, which raised £1,290 for The Christie Charity, which provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. This includes continued funding for a number of services throughout the hospital, including the cancer information centre, wig fitting service, art room and complementary therapy. Prizes were kindly donated by New Holland, Trimax Mowers, Vredo, Bellon Mit and Dennis Sisis.

Campey Bosley is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am-4.30pm, with Campey’s team of experts on hand to give advice and answer any questions.

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Barrus to launch new products at Glee

Barrus to launch new products at Glee: Barrus will be unveiling a range of over 60 new and exciting products under brands Town & Country, Wilkinson Sword, WOLF-Garten, and Velcro® at this year’s Glee (28-30 June, NEC Birmingham) on stand 20D40-E41.

The Barrus stand will showcase the product innovation and development that continues to take place across the brands, as it enters new areas of the industry and develops engaging customer solutions.

Barrus to launch new products at Glee

Barrus to launch new products at Glee

The unique and interactive stand will invite visitors to explore the vast range through a variety of different zones, including a greenhouse which takes centre stage on the stand, a planting and propagation area, and a Christmas section, to help promote its innovative products and displays, and support the ongoing movement towards sustainable living.

To meet this growing interest in grow your own, and following the successful launch of its Tiered Planters, Town & Country will be showcasing a new variety of products to aid growing and contemporary planting displays. These include a range of planters and troughs that are made from 100% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable. They are available in both contemporary and beehive shapes and sizes ranging from 6L to 66L, to appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Buyers interested in propagation will be spoilt for choice, with new Grow Bag & Utility Trays, Potting Trays, a Garden Sieve and Electric Greenhouse Heaters on display – a first for the brand. Also new for Town & Country is a range of brooms, brushes, and indoor and outdoor matts. Alongside this will be a new innovative grab rake that helps to clear and collect with one tool for ease and efficiency.

Town & Country will also be showcasing an eye-catching display of the exciting Pluma range, which takes inspiration from feathers to decorate Cloggies, the Lux-Fit Gloves and the Memory Foam Kneeler and a new addition to the range, the Double-Wide Kneeler.

The stand will also be an opportunity for buyers to see first-hand the ever-popular Ultralight range from Wilkinson Sword. Its newly developed long reach pruner will be a highlight, allowing longer productivity and making pruning those awkward areas easier by using a rotating body and cutting head. Also on the stand will be a new collection of pruner gift sets.

WOLF-Garten will be showcasing its multi-change range as it celebrates its 100th year, and two new hedge shears – Box Tree Shears for shaping and Traditional Hedge Shears.

The Velcro® brand will be showing off its new range of garage and storage solutions, including ties, straps and fasteners, to keep these often cluttered areas neat, tidy and organised.

Mark Hewett, divisional sales manager, commented: ‘We’re excited to speak to visitors to Glee about these exciting innovations and developments for the Barrus brands. Following the success of our Tiered Planters, we’re looking forward to further exploring this new sector of the gardening world with Town & Country, having long been established in the footwear and gloves segment.’

Full details of all new product ranges will be available on the stand (20D40-E41).

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Toro launches new robotic mower

Toro launches new robotic mower: Toro is bringing new innovation to the residential garden care category with the launch of a robotic mower that offers cutting-edge, easy to deploy technology and never-before-seen features.

With more than a century of delivering innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, Toro’s new robotic, battery-powered mower represents the latest in smart, connected technology for homeowners and their gardens.

Toro launches new robotic mower

Toro launches new robotic mower

“Our commitment to alternative power, smart connected, and autonomous technologies will enable people to create an amazing space for their families and do more of what they love for generations to come,” said Peter Moeller, Vice President & General Manager, International Division at The Toro Company.

The new robotic mower, available to consumers in selected European markets in the first half of next year, is a culmination of years of research and development. Featuring industry-leading capabilities, such as the industry’s first vision-based localisation system and wire-free navigation, the setup is easy and tailored to each garden without a pricey and failure-prone underground boundary wire installation. This proprietary vision system uses multiple cameras to map and localise in the garden enabling the mower to navigate tight spaces and move around structures such as trees and landscaping. It is also capable of crossing surfaces, such as driveways and sidewalks, to maintain all areas of the property.

Another exciting feature is the dedicated smartphone app which allows users to customise their mowing schedule — whether it’s around work, sleep, or travel. The app can also recommend an ideal mowing schedule based on weather forecasts and patterns. In addition, the mower has third-party safety certification, theft-proof features, slope-friendly cutting abilities, and quiet functionality.

To give homeowners a lawn care system that works as effectively as possible, the robotic mower offers unmatched efficiency through its patented Smart ZonesTM pattern mowing system that can be controlled through custom settings in the app. Through this system, the mower will automatically keep the lawn at a consistent, owner-selected height by cutting the smallest amount of grass each day for optimal lawn health.

Addressing the growing demand for easy-to-use autonomous mowers that offer flexibility and can handle complex gardens, the category is expected to grow significantly in the next 10 years in Europe as the technology develops to deliver accuracy and efficiency.

The new mower will join Toro’s many other powerful and energy efficient garden care tools, including its 60V Flex-Force Power System™, a full lineup of cordless products with one interchangeable battery, as well as its new Revolution Series of battery-powered commercial lawn care equipment. Toro’s autonomous technology is expanding to other outdoor environments, such as golf courses, where field testing of the GeoLink Solutions Autonomous Fairway Mower is underway.

The new autonomous mower, available in red or charcoal gray, will be available for purchase in selected European markets from the first half of next year. Learn more at smartyard.toro.com.

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New sustainable project at Brondby IF

New sustainable project at Brondby IF: Brondby IF’s stadium is the first in the world with a 100% sustainable and economical solution in the form of 100 m2 sun mirrors that add the missing sunlight to the grass.

Brondby IF and Second Sun have in recent years collaborated to establish this solution, and now several clubs in Denmark, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Australia are also joining the fray to become part of this green future.

New sustainable project at Brondby IF

New sustainable project at Brondby IF

The team, who is responsible for the grass on the field on a daily basis and won the “best pitch in Denmark 2021 and 2022”, is also pleased with the new solution. Chris Hague, head groundsman at Brondby IF: “There are parts of the southern half of the course that need more light than the natural daylight it receives today. Nothing is better for growing grass than sunlight. Second Sun contributes sunlight to the half of the field that is missing, and is part of the solution that solves the problem.”

Ole Palmå, CEO of Brondby IF, says: “Innovation and new technology are part of Brondby IF both on and off the field. With the installation of Second Sun’s solar reflector system at our stadium, we can beat several flies with one swipe: Support a skilled technological entrepreneurial company, act sustainably and also through the system achieve a saving on the artificial lighting on the pitch.”

Great international focus

Second Sun is an entrepreneurial company in Copenhagen with CEO Nicolai Moustgaard at the helm, and he is happy with the collaboration with Brondby IF.

He says: “We are very pleased with the collaboration with Brondby IF, which has welcomed our ideas and innovative solutions. We have thoroughly tested the system and the results show that the reflection of the sunlight from our mirrors actually benefits the growth of the grass. We have now expanded with 100 m2 solar reflectors set up on the north stand. The set-up here has resonated in the football world, and we have received several inquiries from other stadiums in Europe and as far away as Australia.”

Media video of the system

https://vimeo.com/605470378 (Danish National Broadcasting feature)

For further information, contact CEO Nicolai Moustgaard on +45 5360 3638 nm@secondsun.dk or press adviser, Susanne Louw on +45 3150 9031 sl@secondsun.dk

Visit our website: https://www.secondsun.dk/

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New role to advance Export division

New role to advance Export division: It has been announced that Tom Challinor will succeed Peter McDonald in the role of Export Manager for Agrovista, combining this with his current position within the Amenity sector.

Tom has been working for the company for over a decade and started as an amenity Sales Advisor. Even back in 2012, when the amenity export operation was of a humble size, Tom had his eye on international markets.

New role to advance Export division

New role to advance Export division

“We were receiving a few international calls and enquiries but due to the size of the team and other commitments, we were unable to prioritise this area of the business.

“We discussed this internally to look at ways to improve the handling of our international enquiries.  I got the go ahead to take this on as a part of my role and this has developed over the years to become my full-time focus.”

By nurturing relationships with key customers and seeking out new partners in new territories, Tom has worked hard to grow the amenity export side of the business. Agrovista’s products have made a lasting impression in various European markets and further afield.

Last year Tom was instrumental in Agrovista becoming a corporate member of the Institute of Export & International Trade – a move which helped to boost the company’s export potential even further. He also recently achieved a diploma in International Trade – a four-year course which is provided by the Institute.

“I am, of course, over the moon to be presented with this new opportunity,” he said. “The processes are essentially the same but on the agricultural side there are more high-volume sales in comparison to the smaller, more frequent orders on the amenity side. With the unique, and highly successful Discovery agricultural range of products there is a lot more regulation, registration, and legislation required.

“Currently, the Discovery products are popular with big agrochemical companies in countries such as Turkey, Slovakia, Romania, and Slovenia, whereas the amenity products have more of a presence in central Europe and the Middle East. I believe this presents some opportunities to crossover and the growth of both could go hand-in-hand.”

Tom will divide his time between the company’s offices at Allscott and Rutherford House, and believes his colleagues, and Agrovista’s ever expanding networks will be integral.

“We have a fantastic technical department that is extremely helpful and always answer any technical questions I have.

“Everything is in place to succeed – the support I have around me is superb.”

For more information about Agrovista UK, visit www.agrovista.co.uk/amenity

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