GreenFields is an established and leading player in the artificial turf industry. And we also have the benefit of a stellar research and development team, solid leadership and access to some of the finest building professionals in the world. Founded in 2003 we have installed over 2500 pitches worldwide in 10 years time – an impressive record for such a short timeframe! Even better, we are partnered with TenCate®: a multinational corporation with a nearly 300-year history and a global leader in the development of textile technologies.
Some of the places our fields have been constructed stand as a testimony to the durability and quality of our products as well. The fields we build continue serving their purpose even under drastically different climate and weather conditions. We have built pitches in drought-ridden parts of Africa as well as very wet climates in Asia. In places like Scandinavia and Russia we had to take the cold and frost into consideration and these pitches, like the rest, were installed and continue serving their purposes year after year, performing well under some very harsh weather situations.
FIFA PREFERRED PRODUCER FOR FOOTBALL
FIFA’s overall objective with the FIFA Preferred Producer Initiative is to protect the interests of consumers (clubs, member associations, players, the private sector, etc) when purchasing pitches, and to ensure that football turf systems worldwide meet FIFA’s requirements with regards to specific quality, performance and safety standards.
As one of the first producers in the synthetic turf industry, GreenFields has been awarded the FIFA Preferred Producer status.
At GreenFields we see the FIFA Preferred Producer Program as a decisive step for the market and industry in general. The concept fits our vision and philosophy to create perfect playing conditions all over the world. Throughout the years we have adapted our organization on all levels accordingly by investing in the right people, the organization structure, partnerships and production facilities.
FIH approved turf manufacturer
GreenFields are a FIH (International Hockey Federation) approved synthetic turf manufacturer. Synthetic hockey fields are available to meet FIH Global classification or FIH National classification. An FIH approved hockey field provides a professional quality playing surface suitable for competition matches. FIH Global hockey fields are required for international competitions including: Olympic Games; World Cups; Junior World Cups; Champions’ Trophies and
FIH World Cup Qualifying Tournaments. Some national tournaments also require an FIH Global certified pitch. Hockey fields with an FIH National classification are satisfactory for most other tournaments.GreenFields ensure that all synthetic hockey fields are installed to the highest standards. The quality of a hockey field is measured by its performance in the areas of safety, drainage and playing characteristics such as hockey ball behaviour.
These standards are explained fully in the publication entitled “FIH Handbook of Performance Requirements for Synthetic Turf Hockey Pitches”.
A World Rugby Preferred Producer for Rugby fields
GreenFields has earned the prestigious Preferred Turf Producer status from World Rugby in recognition of our proven commitment to quality and our global track record in manufacturing, installing and maintaining artificial turf for rugby. World Rugby have launched a ground breaking initiative to regulate and standardise the development, performance and maintenance of artificial turf worldwide. With its global reach and exacting quality standards, GreenFields was the natural choice as one of the key Preferred Turf Producers.
GreenFields has worked with rugby clubs around the world to develop and install the highest quality artificial turf. This has provided us with a keen insight into the specific requirements of the sport.
Our Preferred Producer status with World Rugby gives clubs confidence that the artificial turf systems installed by GreenFields meet global standards for the sport. It guarantees that the surface can be used for competitions, training and community activities. Recognition by World Rugby as a Preferred Turf Producer builds on GreenFields’ existing status as Preferred Producer for FIFA and FIH.
Most FIFA certified fields worldwide
GreenFields has also constructed more FIFA-Certified playing fields than any other company worldwide. Our products are endorsed by major sports organizations including not just FIFA, but The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) as well. Our relatively new product GreenFields MX has already been used to construct playing fields for the Dutch Premier League Soccer clubs – PEC Zwolle and Heracles, 6 Dutch second league clubs, the Spanish Premier League club Real Sociedad, The Swedish Champion league (IF Elsborg), the European Governing Body’s (UEFA) Centre of Excellence in Switzerland, FC Metz and Rapid Vienna, and many more…
Even with other bids and options on the table, it was GreenFields who was commissioned to construct the pitch for 2014 Hockey World Cup. We have also worked with the Japanese Baseball Commission to construct fields for massive stadiums all over Japan. We have gained entry to countries that might have turned another company away, but our reputation precedes us. Even under difficult circumstances, GreenFields has managed to form alliances with foreign governments that only the spirit of sports competition can create.