Acquisition strengthens growth strategies

by Tania Wannenburg
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Two international companies have joined forces to ensure continued growth going forward.

It has been announced that Gerflor, a global player in the design and manufacture of resilient flooring, has acquired Connor Sport Court International. This move aims to expand the company’s global market research and sports product range portfolio.

This move brings together three sports brands, namely *Connor Sports, *Sport Court and *Taraflex, under the same flagship. “The acquisition of Connor Sport Court International is an extremely exciting development for Gerflor, as it brings a world-class organisation into the Gerflor family to strengthen our position as a world leader in sports surfaces,” explains Bertrand Chammas, CEO of the Gerflor Group. “It is also a major step to strengthen our Group sales footprint in North America.”

“We look forward to being part of the Gerflor Group,” adds Ron Cerny, CEO of Connor Sport Court International. “It provides the unique opportunity to further expand our sales throughout the world and provide truly complementary solutions to our customers,” he says. “This really is a great fit for both companies.”

Connor Sport Court is based in the Unites States and specialises in wood, synthetics, rubber and modular sports surfaces and has appropriate solutions for every type of athletic, park, school, arena or multi-use facility. Founded in 1974, Sport Court is the original modular sport surface used for outdoor and indoor athletics.

The products and services of both companies have made this a unique acquisition. Both CEOs acknowledge that this move capitalises on each company’s strengths for the mutual benefit of both businesses and for their customers.

*Connor Sports, Sport Court and Taraflex are all registered trademarks

For more information visit www.gerflor.com and www.connorsportcourt.com

Acknowledgement and thanks are given to www.businesswire.com for the information contained in this article

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