The European Hockey Federation and Polytan ™ announced today a 2 year partnership that sees Polytan secured as “Preferred EHF Hockey Turf Partner” with exclusivity in the business category. Through this partnership Polytan will support the EHF and promote its Poligras Hockey Turf Products in Europe.

Speaking about the announcement the EHF President Marijke Fleuren said, “As part of the Hockey Revolution, we have embraced the 5 Major Initatives of the International Hockey Federation and one of these is a commitment to securing Commercial Partners that share our vision. We believe that in Polytan ™ we have found such a partner. It is indeed an exciting moment for the EHF to be moving forward with Polytan ™ and we look forward to innovating together. We are delighted to welcome Polytan ™ to the European Hockey family, and look forward to a successful collaboration.”

Polytan International Sales Director Fred van Wijk and EHF Director General Angus Kirkland
Polytan International Sales Director Fred van Wijk and EHF Director General Angus Kirkland

As a leading manufacturer of synthetic turf systems, we have carved out a leading position in world hockey under the Poligras brand. We are therefore very excited about the far-reaching collaboration with the EHF, which extends far beyond the usual sponsorship. As the innovation partner, we want to drive hockey sport forward together with the EHF and develop both new hockey pitches and new forms of the game”, said Markus Deimling, Managing Director of Polytan, commenting on the exclusive partnership with the EHF.

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About Polytan

Polytan’s hockey surfaces have featured in many of the world’s top hockey events, most recently the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2015 Unibet EuroHockey Championships or the Commonwealth Games. Looking forward, Polytan was appointed the surface provider for the 2016 Olympic Games Hockey Facilities in Rio de Janiero.

As a global leader, Polytan develops, manufactures, sells and installs high-quality sports surface systems in a unique, fully vertically-integrated business setup. With a wide array of sports surfaces available, including tennis, rugby, football, hockey and athletics, Polytan brings incredible expertise and a passion for sport. www.polytan.com

Pitch – Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre – London, Great Britain

About the European Hockey Federation

The European Hockey Federation (EHF) is the governing body of hockey in Europe. It is composed of the Member Associations of European nations (43) that govern hockey in their countries. The EHF, on behalf of and in co-operation with its members organises indoor and outdoor, men and women, senior, junior (U21) and youth tournaments, both Nations and Clubs throughout the continent of Europe. In addition to competitions the EHF supports its Member Associations through Development Projects and Education Programmes. The EHF is governed by an Executive Board of elected members, holds a General Assembly every year and is professionally administered from an office in Brussels, Belgium. www.eurohockey.org