RHINO-TURF ATTENDS CC GRASS 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS IN CHINA

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Reg Clark and Jonathan Gallagher with CCG CEO Qiangzhong Wang.

The range of artificial turf products sold by our licensed operation Rhino-Turf is made exclusively for us for CoCreation Grass based in Nanjing in China. CCG is a remarkable success story – the company has in 10 years gone from a start up to the world’s biggest manufacturer of artificial turf for both the landscaping and sporting sectors. Last weekend CCG celebrated its 10th anniversary with a series of events – factory tour, seminar, banquet, games day and open air concert and barbeque – to formally open its state of the art new factory/industrial park in the Huaian region of Jiangsu province, 3 hours from Nanjing. The event was attended by over 300 guests both domestic and international, including representatives of FIFA for whom CCG are a Preferred Supplier. Rhino was proud to be represented by Group CEO Reg Clark and Rhino-Turf MD Jonathan Gallagher, together with William Allan and Rene van Hintum from Europe and Robert Taylor from New Zealand. We send our congratulations to the founders and owners of the business the Wang Brothers, and all of CC Grass’s remarkable workforce on their achievements in recent years and for their tremendous hospitality on this occasion. The artificial grass market is one of Rhino’s fastest growing product areas. Having previously provided training pitches to Chelsea FC and London Irish RFC, and a state of the art main match pitch for Ealing Trailfinders RFC in the UK, Rhino-Turf have gone on recently to complete three projects in New Zealand, two in Singapore, one in Kuala Lumpur and a further two in Cape Town, South Africa.

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October 22, 2014 — 1
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RHINO-TURF GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Artificial turf is one of the biggest growing sectors in the Rhino product portfolio. This season sees the top of the range Rhino-Turf VT60 surface featuring not only on a full size pitch at London Irish's new state of the art training ground in Sunbury, but also on the main playing pitch of National League 1 Ealing Trailfinders. See below for our latest advertising materials in this area, and in particular the resounding testimonial from the London Irish Executive Chairman.
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September 30, 2014 — 1
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RHINO-TURF NZ MAKES CRICKET BREAKTHROUGH

Rhino’s artificial turf business continues to grow exponentially on a global basis, and Rhino-Turf New Zealand has recently made another breakthrough in installing its first cricket facility. The indoor practice area has been constructed in Donnelly Park in Levin, where Rhino’s NZ subsidiary Powa Products is based. The Levin Cricket Foundation ( a partnership between the Levin Cricket Foundation, Levin Old Boys Cricket Club, Weraroa Cricket Club and Horowhenua Kapiti Cricket) has supervised the construction of the facility and will administer it going ahead. This follows shortly after the conversion of a number of tennis courts into a half pitch training facility for Tawa Rugby Club in Wellington. Powa and Rhino-Turf NZ Managing Director Robert Taylor comments: ‘There is no more exciting product area for Rhino and Powa in New Zealand than artificial turf, and we are delighted to have hit the ground running in this area to leverage the achievements of Rhino-Turf in Europe and Asia. We are currently tendering for several significant projects across a whole range of single and multi-sport specifications and see this as one of our biggest growth markets’. On the other side of the world in Ealing the Rhino-Turf VT60 pitch for RFU Championship side Ealing Trailfinders is nearing completion and will shortly be ready for use in the coming season. This follows on from recent completion of a full size pitch at London Irish’s new training ground in Sunbury, and multi-sport pitches for schools in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
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August 04, 2014 — 1

RHINO-TURF RELOCATES TO HOUNSLOW

[caption id="attachment_2656" align="alignnone" width="300"]Proprietors Anthony and Jonathan Gallagher with one of the distinctive Rhino-Turfed Smart cars which have become a feature of London traffic. Proprietors Anthony and Jonathan Gallagher with one of the distinctive Rhino-Turfed Smart cars which have become a feature of London traffic.[/caption]
Rhino-Turf and its sister organisation Easigrass have recently relocated their main HQ/Operations Centre from Brentford to Hounslow. Along with other companies they have vacated their premises near the M4/A4 near Kew Bridge to make way for the new Brentford FC stadium, construction of which will begin shortly and are now based as below: rhino-turf-logo
The Old Grass Depot Park Avenue London UB1 3AJ T: 0845 094 8880 F: 0845 094 8881
The Rhino-Turf sales office continues to be based in Westminster City Hall in Victoria. Recent successes include full pitches at the new London Irish training ground in Sunbury and for the Ealing Trailfinders, and installations in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Wellington, New Zealand.
July 11, 2014 — 1
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RHINO-TURF BREAKTHROUGH INSTALLATION IN NEW ZEALAND NEARING COMPLETION.

[caption id="attachment_2607" width="300"]Bas Lodewijkx (centre) and his installation team  with Robert Taylor (far right). Bas Lodewijkx (centre) and his installation team with Robert Taylor (far right).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2619" width="300"]...and here's one we did earlier - the magnificent new Rhino-Turf VT60 multi sport pitch at ACS in Singapore ...and here's one we did earlier - the magnificent new Rhino-Turf VT60 multi sport pitch at ACS in Singapore[/caption]
Rhino-Turf has recently launched in New Zealand via our subsidiary Powa Products International. MD Robert Taylor landed an inaugural contract on his ‘home turf’ so to speak of Tawa RFC in Wellington, and good weather this week has enabled the Rhino team led by Dutch ace Bas Lodewijkx (the Robin van Persie of the articificial turf installation world) to press ahead – they look set to complete the project in three days. Already signs are that the market for artificial turf sports surfaces in New Zealand is set to go through an exponential growth phase.
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These are heady days for Rhino-Turf – Rhino Asia has two full pitches under their belt at Centaurs RFC and ACS school in Singapore, and another in Kuala Lumpur about to commence installation. In addition back in the UK, the London Irish training ground pitch at Sunbury has been well received, and we are delighted to have been commissioned by Ealing Trailfinders to install a full new playing pitch for next season.
June 18, 2014 — 1
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RHINO-TURF PARTNER ACHIEVES FIFA ACCREDITATION

Following Rhino-Turf’s recent breakthrough project in supplying London Irish with a full pitch for their new training ground in Sunbury on Thames comes the exciting news from the bi-annual FSB trade show in Cologne that their supplier of turf – CCGrass of Nanjing in China, the world’s largest producer of artificial turf, has achieved FIFA accreditation – one of only nine suppliers in the world to do so. This is another step forward towards Rhino-Turf's ambitions for IRB accreditation for rugby pitches. Rhino-Turf MD Jonathan Gallagher commented: “This is fantastic news for CCGrass who are the exclusive suppliers of Rhino-Turf for the world of sport. We hope now to kick on from this and make the most of this new status, in addition to supporting their efforts to achieve the same status in the world of rugby”.

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October 25, 2013 — 1
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RHINO-TURF PITCH INSTALLED AT NEW LONDON IRISH TRAINING GROUND

IMG-20131003-00414The new training grounds for London Irish from the Summer of 2014, The Hazlewood Centre of Sporting Excellence in Sunbury on Thames, already have a full sized Rhino-Turf pitch installed. Jonathan Gallagher, Managing Director of Rhino’s licensee in this product area, Easigrass Sports, today unveiled the newly laid Rhino-Turf VT60 pitch to which the final touches were being made. “We are grateful to our contracting and installing partners for doing a great job – we have taken on board feedback from some quarters on previous artificial turf pitches for rugby that they are a little too soft and spongy and prepared a firm and true surface which will serve London Irish well. I would encourage anyone who wants to see a truly top quality artificial pitch for rugby to come and see this one”. Rhino are fortunate to have as their exclusive supplier of the Rhino-Turf range of products the world’s number one producer of artificial turf, CC Grass of Nanjing in China. That however is only half the story – it’s not something which is widely understood but the installation and maintenance of artificial turf pitches for sport is as much about process as quality of product. Rhino are able to deliver top quality pitches not only because of the quality of CC Grass’s product but also as Jonathan comments by virtue of the skills displayed by our contracting and installing partners – in this particular case MJ Abbot, Verde Recreo and Sports Surface Solutions. If you get a Rhino pitch therefore you get not only top quality materials, but equally important the very best skills and equipment for installation and maintenance. We never compromise on this. Full Rhino-Turf rugby pitches are now to be found from Singapore to Bradford and we look forward to continuing to participate in what looks to be an unstoppable global market trend.

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Jonathan Gallagher at the new Rhino-Turf pitch at London Irish, which Rhino CEO Reg Clark discusses with Sports Surface Solutions MD Nicholas Wells

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"I would encourage anyone who wants to see a truly top quality artificial pitch for rugby to come and see this one"

October 03, 2013 — 1
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1 Dec 2010, RHINO RUGBY AND EASIGRASS LAUNCH ‘RHINO-TURF’

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The launch event involved Easigrass carpeting the Rhino offices with artificial turf and the presence of one their highly recogniseable ‘turfed’ vehicles so familiar to Londoners
Rhino Rugby and Easigrass Sports, a subsidiary of the artificial turf market leading Easigrass group, have announced a tie up to create the  RHINO-TURF series of products to address primarily the burgeoning market for soccer-rugby pitches in view of the expected impending agreement between FIFA and the IRB to promote these new dual use surfaces. Easigrass Sports Managing Director Jonathan Gallagher commented:  ‘we realised that in order to fully maximise the technical expertise and sourcing advantages we feel we have in this exciting  and growing market going ahead that we needed a sports brand with impact. We have worked with Rhino for some time and were delighted that they were willing to partner us in this project’ Rhino CEO Reg Clark professed himself ‘very excited indeed’ by the prospects for the dual use surfaces market going ahead: ‘Bryn Lee and Easigrass between them possess unrivalled expertise and experience in this field; all the signs are that this market will experience exponential growth in the coming years and we are delighted to be part of it.  I regard this deal as further evidence of the increasing power of our brand not only in  rugby but in the world of sport generally’.
RHINO-TURF VT60, the flagship product, will be aimed at meeting the requirements of the highest levels of rugby and soccer dual use pitches; featuring long monofilament fibres supported by additional curly yarn it is hard wearing, non-abrasive and visually as close to real turf as you can get, whilst offering excellent performance for all sports.
RHINO TURF VT65 is primarily a rugby surface designed for use on training areas or full size pitches, with a pad, to meet IRB standards. Featuring two different monofilament yarns this product is attractive, durable, and soft to touch whilst offering excellent playing characteristics. It can also be used for high level football.
December 01, 2010 — 1