1st Dec 2020
S&C Slatter sister company White Horse Contractors have announced an exciting new partnership with hybrid turf manufacturers GrassMaster Solutions, part of the Tarkett Sports Group.
With a heritage built over 60 years, White Horse Contractors are a leading name in natural turf sports construction. Combining their design and construction expertise with GrassMaster Solutions’ market leading technology brings an outstanding hybrid sports pitch proposition to sports clubs and stadia across the UK.
GrassMaster gained market recognition as the inventors of hybrid turf in 1989. This revolutionary new technology transformed the elite sports industry by delivering reinforced natural grass playing surfaces that can support over 1,000 hours of play per year.
As a result, GrassMaster hybrid turf has been installed on over 800 pitches around the world with UK users including Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Twickenham Stadium and Wembley Stadium.
GrassMaster hybrid pitches have enjoyed ongoing endorsement from leading sporting bodies around the globe, having been chosen as the playing surface for the world’s biggest tournaments including UEFA Euro, FIFA World Cup, and the Rugby World Cup.
> Rugby World Cup 2015 | 2011
> FIFA World Cup 2018 | 2014 | 2010
> Euro 2020 | 2016 | 2012 | 2004
White Horse Contractors and GrassMaster Solutions share a commitment to excellence and innovation and UK sports clubs and stadia can now benefit from their combined 90 years of experience in elite sports pitch construction.
Jason Douglass, White Horse Contractors Group Director, commented:
“Following White Horse Contractors’ substantial growth over the past year, we are thrilled to be partnering with hybrid turf pioneers GrassMaster. Already partnering to great success with Tarkett Sports in the external sports facilities sector, our unique combination of expertise and technology introduces a powerful new hybrid pitch proposition to sports clubs and stadia.”
Following acquisition by the Tarkett Sports Group, GrassMaster Solutions were rebranded in 2014 and now benefit from the globally renowned sports surfacing group’s research and manufacturing strength. As part of Tarkett the hybrid turf innovators have joined world leading artificial turf experts FieldTurf and athletic track specialists Beynon Sports, both of whom have exclusive UK partnerships with S&C Slatter.
With six decades of experience and a long heritage in the design, construction and maintenance of natural and hybrid turf sports pitches, White Horse Contractors have been trusted to construct the highest quality sports pitches for clients including Wasps Rugby Club, Chelsea Football Club and St. George’s Park (the FA’s national football centre and home of England’s football teams).
“This new partnership is an exciting moment for our hybrid business. Our companies share similar values based on internal expertise, attention to quality and service to customers. We are convinced that White Horse Contractors has a bright future in the development of high-end hybrid pitches in England and Wales. Together we will support Groundsmen, Club and Stadium Managers to get the best possible pitch every day, for every training session and every game.”
The new partnership between White Horse Contractors and GrassMaster Solutions offers a truly turn-key solution to the UK market with the ability to meet the needs of the most complex elite sport infrastructure projects.