New opportunities for SIS
Support in Sport Ltd (SIS), one of Europe's leading companies for the design and installation of sports surfaces, has announced that it has completed the assets purchase of Palmyra, a well established Cumbrian based company producing synthetic carpets. The new company will trade as SIS Manufacturing Ltd and is based in Maryport, Cumbria.
The Maryport facility currently produces artificial grass turf, widely used on football, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and multi-games areas. The surfaces are also rapidly becoming popular in residential, leisure and promotional applications. Under new management, the facility will benefit from significant investment to ensure the surface coverings are manufactured to the highest quality standards demanded by end customers.
In addition, SIS Manufacturing intends to work closely with customers and installers to tailor the products to meet specific application requirements. The factory is being configured to be flexible and provide a fast response.
The company is planning to establish a network of key distributors in the UK and Ireland, and is actively seeking outlets which are keen to maintain SIS' same high standards, and which can deliver the latest, high quality carpets for sports surfaces directly to end-users.
George Mullan, Chief Executive Officer of Support in Sport commented: "We are excited about applying our high quality standards to the manufacturing process. Third party installers and customers can rest assured that all aspects of quality will be tightly controlled, and we will provide guarantees. He added: "Quality is paramount when opting for artificial surfaces, with durability so critical."
George Mullan sees great potential in the expanding market for artificial surfaces. "There is huge growth in the use of artificial turf for training surfaces and indoor facilities at all levels of sport from professional clubs to local authority community uses," he said. SIS and its distributors are poised to take full advantage of this growth by providing top quality products which can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements. The company offers a similar customised product when installing natural turf pitches. " We farm turf that exactly meets the location where it will be played on, so it's instantly at home. We're now able to keep that same attention to detail with our artificial products, bearing in mind exactly what the customer wants every step of the way," added George Mullan.
The acquisition of the manufacturing facility and its associated assets is a logical step for SIS, enabling the firm to provide a one-stop-shop, covering the design, manufacture and installation of synthetic surfaces for sports and recreational areas.
Photo: One of the recently installed pitches for Powerleague at the Queens School, Watford. SIS will now apply their same high standards to the carpet manufacturing process too.