Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PressExposure) March 28, 2012 -- With over 50 regional political and industry delegates attending, ACT Global Sports officially launched Malaysia's first artificial turf manufacturing facility. As a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf and an established FIH licensee, ACT Global Sports' Xtreme Turf and Xtreme Lawn brands are recognized and trusted in over 50 countries worldwide. The extended manufacturing of these brands in Malaysia will include clear performance, durability, financial and logistical benefits for both customers and players. The firm also manufactures in USA, The Netherlands and China.
Located in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, ACT Global Sports' Malaysia division will launch its innovative range of turf systems Spring of 2012 using the latest technology from USA and Europe coupled with extensive local expertise. Managing Director, Mahesh Ganapathy, has worked in the carpet and synthetic turf manufacturing for over 20 years. ACT Global is proud to have Mr. Ganapathy on board, as a highly technical project manager and experienced with start-up operations. His technical experience working in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa is a proven asset for ACT Global. Mr. Ganapathy aims to improve artificial turf quality throughout the region through utilizing production equipment from Europe and the same ISO 9001 Quality processes the company employs in its USA factory.
Daniel Clapham, Regional Manager for ACT Global Sports Asia-Pacific, expresses clear benefits to buyers and end-users for choosing to work with the Malaysia division. "As the market for synthetic turf grows in Malaysia and the surrounding region, we are seeing many low-end products flood the market. Our vision offers customers in the region the highest internationally recognized quality turf systems through the convenience of our Malaysian manufacturing hub. We selected Malaysia due to its proud tradition of advanced technology and quality manufacturing. With our vast technical systems, managerial and global resources, we will be able to offer the best technology and value combination in the region. In short, customers will get a world-class brand made in Malaysia (Buatan Malaysia)."
ACT Global Sports Sdn. Bhd. Managing Director Mahesh Ganapathy added, "We are very excited with our new manufacturing facility here in Malaysia. Malaysia's stable political climate, strong economic values, excellent infrastructure and professional value added services made Malaysia the perfect choice for establishing a manufacturing hub. We see a huge growth potential not only in Malaysia but throughout the region as people embrace a more sporting culture to enhance personal health and overall well-being. Nations and governments also concur that a healthy population is a key factor in a country's growth and prosperity."
ACT Global Sports is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has regional locations in The Netherlands, Cyprus, Poland, Thailand, France, United Kingdom and China. Local sales and support is offered with representatives located in over 50 countries through an expanding partner network of leading sport field contractors. ACT Global Sports is notable for currently being the only company in the world that is a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer and holds an ISO 9001 certification.