After 40 years of proudly supplying New Zealand with top quality synthetic grass, we’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of supporting local businesses.
TigerTurf was founded in Auckland in 1981, and while we have grown to be an international business our roots remain right here.
We’re chuffed with the support we’ve earned from our community of Kiwis who know that New Zealand made means world-class quality, peak performance, jobs for locals and environmentally conscious manufacturing. So we’ve decided to jot down what being a New Zealand business means to us.
Kiwis are an inventive bunch, and we’re always coming up with new solutions to make life easier (and more fun!). From No.8 Wire mentality to the Zorb and Rocket Lab, we’ve shown that creativity, determination, and a good old can-do attitude leads to worldwide recognition, time and time again.
We’re no different at TigerTurf. We’re always pushing the edges of the technology we have available and coming up with useful innovations that change the game in synthetic grass manufacturing.
Our latest innovations include:
TigerTurf started in New Zealand and is now a global business. We now have offices in Australia, Asia, Europe, India, the UK and the USA, and we have agents world-wide.
But what really makes it world-class? Why, approval and certification from the world’s sporting bodies, of course! TigerTurf is now one of the world’s top suppliers of synthetic sports surfaces. FIFA, FIH, World Rugby, ITF, and World Bowls all give TigerTurf synthetic grass their seal of approval.
Honesty and fair play are innately Kiwi traits. We’ve got little time for liars and swindlers – we like it when people do what they say they’ll do, and don’t muck around. We value transparency and telling it like it is.
So when it comes to our supply chain at TigerTurf, we think we’ve got it pretty down-pat. TigerTurf is owned by TenCate Grass (global leaders in their own right), and they develop, produce, and market all of our synthetic turf components.
We control the quality at every step of the manufacturing process in our Auckland factory.
But more than that, we know and control where our raw materials originate:
Kiwis love a team player, and that’s just what we are at TigerTurf. We foster a positive, inclusive work culture, and we trust our team members to take initiative. Because of our non-hierarchical structure, our people take ownership of their own processes and improvements.
Many of our employees have been with us for over 10 years – we have an outrageously low turnover. That’s because we make sure that our people know they’re valued as part of our team.
But our teamwork goes beyond our organisation as well – we are very active in our local communities. We build strong relationships with the clubs and federations that use our products – and we train, play, and coach on them as well.
Kids are the future – Kiwi kids of today will be the athletes, innovators, and visionaries of tomorrow. So we know it’s important to give them the best start possible.
Our synthetic, all-weather turfs have been giving school kids all over the world the opportunity to be more active – encouraging more sports activity so that they can play – regardless of the weather.
TigerTurf’s multi-sport surfaces enable schools to:
New Zealand has long enjoyed a clean, green image, and most Kiwis will agree there’s no reason we can’t be at the leading edge of sustainable technology to see us safely into the future.
We’ve already mentioned our ECOCEPT™ sports base system, but we’ve yet to tell you why it’s so special:
It’s made of stuff you’d otherwise throw away.
That’s right – ECOCEPT™ is a high performance sports base made from old tyres and – importantly – old synthetic grass, allowing us to close the product loop and minimise waste from our products.
It took us three years to develop the technology to pull this off, but it’s definitely worth it – and we won’t stop there. At TigerTurf, we are always putting more into important research and development that will help provide sustainable solutions to our precious planet.
So, what does New Zealand made mean to you?
It’s more important than ever to invest in New Zealand by supporting local business. We’d love to help you find the best synthetic grass solutions for your needs – why not talk to us about your project.