Australian footballers training on UK ELT tyres recycled by Murfitts
Suffolk company’s products ‘in demand for sports pitches across the globe’
This month will see footballers in Melbourne start playing and training on pitches whose surfaces have come from the length and breadth of Britain, as they will incorporate old tyres from British cars. Suffolk-based Murfitts Industries, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium rubber granules for artificial surfaces for sport, has shipped more than 300 tons of its products to Australia to be laid in new pitches.
The company manufactures its products by recycling car tyres from across the UK, and has developed bespoke processes which not only enable it to recycle 100 per cent of every tyre, but ensure that it produces rubber granules of such quality that they are in demand right around the world. This order has been delivered to Tiger Turf Australia, one of the world’s largest artificial turf manufacturers, which is laying two football pitches for Monbulk Rangers Soccer club in east Melbourne.
The surface, which will cover 19,000 square metres in total, will be compliant with FIFA regulations and will be used for senior level competition and training. This latest project is the most recent in a string of export successes with Murfitts now exporting to over 50 countries across five continents. Recent international projects which utilised Murfitts products include a new pitch for the Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, 3 fields at CEJU Youth Sports Center in Belem, Brazil (Part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy) and the world famous Amsterdam Arena – home of Ajax Football Club.
Mark Murfitt, founder and managing director of Murfitts Industries, said: “The demand for our product from customers around the world is a resounding endorsement of the work our team puts in to deliver the highest quality. We continue to develop and invest in our processes and are always looking for even more innovative ways to meet our clients’ needs. We aim to lead the way in both effective recycling and high quality manufacture. Our business is unusual in that we are able to completely remove a waste product from the refuse chain and create something of higher value from it, something which clearly has multiple benefits.”