Synthetic turf manufacturer TigerTurf, based in Auckland, New Zealand is seeing growth in the American market and is responding by building a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas.
"By establishing a facility in the Americas we can bring our manufacturing technology and our focus on research and development -- the latest in conversion technologies, backings, yarns -- that much closer to our customers," said Graham Vivian, owner and founder of TigerTurf International.
Harry Salomons, a director of TigerTurf Americas, said having a plant in the Americas will also help enhance customer service and logistics. "Because we've chosen a plant location near major shipping and trucking routes, we can deliver our products more quickly, efficiently -- and we can easily access the specialty yarns and other superior raw materials we rely on to produce them."
The new plant is slated to begin production this year, according to Harry Salomons, a director of TigerTurf Americas. "It will manufacture all types of synthetic turf fibers, from the latest monofilaments to slit film and everything in between, for our sport field and landscape solutions," he said.
TigerTurf's portfolio includes both commercial and residential landscape products and three tiers of field systems: custom, those meeting stringent governing body standards (FIFA, FIH, IRB, ITF, etc.) and more commonly used fields.