SGS INTRON Provides Certification Services for TenCate Grass and Partners

Geneva, (PresseBox) - As an independent third-party company, SGS INTRON was chosen to provide complex Certification Services for the global market leader in components for synthetic turf systems, TenCate Grass and its partners, in 2010. With SGS INTRON's Certification, TenCate Grass is the first company in the international synthetic grass industry to offer its clients an insured performance warranty on the performance and durability of its artificial turf pitches.

SGS INTRON was awarded a contract to provide extensive Certification Services for TenCate Grass and its partners in 2010. Throughout the entire contract, SGS INTRON has developed and implemented various certification schemes and conducted Certification Services.

TenCate Grass is global market leader in the development and production of synthetic turf components and systems for top-flight sports, recreation and landscape applications, with production facilities in Europe, Middle East, North America and Asia.

In order to qualitatively position its product in the market, TenCate Grass looked for a reliable third-party company to provide the development and implementation of a certification program for its artificial turf components and systems.

For the entire duration of the contract, SGS INTRON has developed and implemented certification schemes for the manufacture of components of artificial turf and the design of sport services. SGS INTRON has also provided certification schemes for the construction and maintenance of synthetic turf systems. With a team of highly experienced experts, SGS INTRON tested the synthetic turf components and systems in accordance with the field of application and standards established by sports associations.

The certification program developed by SGS INTRON gives TenCate Grass and its partners the possibility to offer their clients an insured performance warranty for the artificial turf pitches. An insurance company only issues the performance warranty in combination with SGS INTRON's Certification.

Thanks to SGS INTRON's support, TenCate Grass, together with its business partners, presented the TenCate Performance Warranty certificate to Flevo Boys Football Club in Emmeloord, the Netherlands, on April 13, 2011. The certificate will guarantee performance of the turf pitches in accordance with the global standards and test criteria set by FIFA for a period of five years. With the launch of the TenCate Performance Warranty, TenCate Grass offers warranty and insurance, developed in cooperation with ALLIANZ Nederland Groep, on the performance and durability of its synthetic turf pitches, and is the first company in the international synthetic grass industry to do so.

SGS INTRON has provided Certification Services for TenCate Grass and all its business partners for various projects to the full satisfaction of the client. With first-rate experience, SGS INTRON helps the client to achieve constant improvements in terms of quality and the service life of the artificial turf pitches and ensures that all systems and components satisfy the stringent requirements and standards.


On January 15, 2010, SGS Group acquired INTRON Holding B.V. thereby achieving an important step in the further diversification of its Industrial Services activities in the Netherlands. The acquisition provided SGS Industrial Services with a solid footing in the building materials industry and further strengthens its presence in the EU market. For INTRON, the takeover forms an important step in its international development with the addition of the SGS worldwide network. The joint service portfolio represents supplementary added-value to customers.

SGS Industrial Services

SGS Industrial Services, one of the core business lines of the SGS Group, provides a fully comprehensive program of services for the construction industry, including, but not limited to Construction Materials Testing, Building Inspection and Certification, Coating Inspection and Failure Analysis, Construction Supervision, Non-Destructive Testing and Design Verification. In addition, SGS offers Health, Safety and Environment Management, Risk Management, Project Management and Supply Chain Services.

With its worldwide network of experienced and qualified engineers and inspectors, SGS is recognized as the leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. Instilling confidence in clients, SGS ensures that the quality and performance of products and installations meet all applicable requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or client-specific.

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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