20 Years of Manufacturing Synthetic Surfaces
It is with great pride I write this to celebrate our twentieth
year in the sports surface industry. Playrite has witnessed ups and
downs over the last two decades with the good outweighing the bad,
we keep seeing people swap and change companies never wanting to
leave this sector. Dealing with a wide customer base means a day in
the week of Playrite is never the same, when I reflect on the past
20 years it is difficult to know who to mention and thank
It would be a miss not to thank Ian Beswick who with our previous
Chairman had the foresight to set up Playrite and Ian must take
credit for the initial product development and marketing attributes
that set the company on its way. National Floorcoverings Group has
never lost sight of Playrite's strengths and continues to show its
support with investment whenever necessary. We have seen our sales
force grow from two to six with the most recent appointment of our
Spanish Sales Manager Jose Conde.
Without a doubt investment and development on our tufted range has
helped Playrite grow, not just with tufted sales in football and
leisure it gives us the ability to offer a totally impartial guide
to the relevant sports surface to suit our clients need, this has
supported and at times enhanced our needlepunch range.
Two special mentions must go to our long standing relationships
built over 20 years of business with Dales Sports Surfaces and
Centaur Products. Dales Sports worked alongside Playrite in
developing our bowls surfaces initially in the UK yet most recently
across the world and as far away as Australia. Dales extensively
market our bowls surfaces alongside the Playrite name and have
become without doubt the markets leader in supply and installation
of bowls carpets.
Centaur Products owned by Dave Wilson came across Playrite some 18
years ago seeking to develop a portable indoor football surface.
With our help we developed Rec-Turf together, supplying the system
into Canada for the past 17 years. A huge Thank You from myself and
Playrite to all our customers for their continued support.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011