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20/12/2017

Sports surfaces: an agreement between Gerflor Italia and FIGH has been signed

After the EHF - European Handball Federation and the IHF - International Handball Federation, Gerflor Italia becomes official partner of the FIGH - Federazione Italiana Giuoco Handball (Italian Handball Game Federation). The agreement with the Italian Federation, signed during last weeks, marks important innovations for the coming seasons for the French multinational PVC flooring manufacturer.

Taraflex® by Gerflor is the most common sports surface in the world and has been used for than 70 years. The success of this product lies in its balance between thickness and shock absorption. The great resistance to foot traffic, the excellent endurance and the strong energy are just few of the feature for which the surface has been chosen for the major world sporting events, starting from the Montreal Olympics in 1976. The rise of Gerflor, which in the recent seasons has provided the fields for handball and volleyball tournaments of the World and Olympic Games, it seems not to fear any setback.

We are very happy about this partnership with FIGH – Paolo Guanzani, AD Gerflor Italia, stresses – we are sure that, thanks to its effort, handball, which is a highly spectacular sport, will have a strong stimulus. We are very satisfied because FIGH is an attentive partner; they have the pure desire to spread this extraordinary and fascinating sport in an increasingly professional way. For all these reasons, we signed an agreement that will allow teams to use at exceptional conditions high-quality Taraflex® playing fields, which are the same ones used in international competitions”.

The comment of the President of the FIGH, Pasquale Loria, is on the same wavelength: “With this agreement, within a few years, we wish to provide Italian clubs Taraflex® by Gerflor, with favorable terms. We will be able to improve the quality of our systems and the performance of our athletes”.