DEMO DAY BELGIUM

By | Demo Day

Monday, June 25th.

Used synthetic football turf gets second life in Gent. Would you like to see our machines in action? Please contact eric@sportsinstallations.com for the address of the project site.

Current synthetic turf field needs to be renovated and removed materials recycled.

A first for Belgium, a full-size field will be rolled up and materials handled on-site using ARENA concept – first on-site handling solution that enables used synthetic turf materials to be reused and/or recycled in an economically sustainable way. Machines used for the project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, will not damage the under-laying sub base, doesn´t require materials to be transport long distances and the most important – keeps all the materials away from landfills and incineration stations.

Planned works consist of used synthetic turf removal with infill materials (sand and rubber) inside the 4 m width rolls. These rolls will be processed next to the field to separate all the infill materials from synthetic turf. ARENA concept is a waste-free process.

Silver quality level of Responsible Business

By | Awards

We were recognized with a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate and silver level quality label.

The quality label is given to companies who took part in the Estonian Corporate Social Responsibility Index, which value sustainable growth and contribute strategically to the development of the social and natural environment.

At the official ceremony, the silver quality label and the certification were given to Raul Lättemägi, owner of Advanced Sports Installations Europe.

According to Raul Lättemägi, the company achieved 83% of maximum score of CSR Index in its category and improved its quality level from last year’s bronze to silver this year. “We received feedback from CSR experts that operating responsibly has entwined with main activities of our company and we will show up initiative to act with responsibility. Based on this way of thinking, we have created the Arena Concept, an innovative zero-waste method for handling artificial grass on-site, that enables to reuse most of the materials from the artificial turf sports fields,” says Lättemägi.

First project in Spain

By | Projects

We are delighted to finish an artificial turf football field renovation project in beautiful and sunny Taradell in Spain. The ARENA Concept team removed the old artificial turf, separated and cleaned the infill. Used artificial turf was reinstalled in a nearby sports field. The cleaned and new infill material was reinstalled to the same field with the new artificial grass. Safe and happy times to all the players in Taradell!

We won the Estonian Business Award for the Environment 2017

By | Awards

Our unique ARENA Concept, an innovative zero-waste method for recycling artificial turf on-site, was announced as the general winner of the eco-friendliness competition and it also received the most of e-ballots during public voting in its category. Technology developed by our company enables 100% of the materials to be reused in new sports fields or as recycled raw materials in other industries. It reduces CO2 emissions by 70% when compared to present methods of field renewal, solving the biggest problem associated with artificial turf fields – environmental pollution.

At the official ceremony, the Award was given to Raul Lättemägi, the ARENA Concept owner, by Minister of the Environment Siim Kiisler.

Photographer: Joonas Sisask

New field built in Faroe Islands

By | Projects

We are proud to announce of building the new artificial turf field in Marghøllin í Vági, a brand new indoor football hall on the scenic Faroe Islands. Our work included installation of shock pad and artificial turf with infill as well as lining. All works were done in 7 days by January 30. As this video demonstrates, future Faroese football legends were able to start training already one hour after completing the installation of turf and cleaning-up!

Photo by Marghøllin í Vági

Partnership with Top Consulting Esportiu

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We started a partnership with a Catalonian company Top Consulting Esportiu, a team of professional managers in the sports sector. Top Consulting puts their experience and professionalism at the service of public sector and private companies that need to develop a management project, undertake the construction of a sports facility or plan its commercial exploitation. Advanced Sports Installations Europe is looking for strong partnership with professional attitude, sharing the same values in artificial turf industry. Co-operation agreement was signed by Raul Lättemägi, owner of Advanced Sports Installations Europe, and Ignasi Senabre, CEO at Top Consulting Esportiu in Barcelona on the 6th of February, 2018.

Expanding our involvement in Europe by joining ESTO

By | ESTO

With our further expansion into Europe, Director of Operations and Owner of Advanced Sports Installations Europe Raul Lättemägi, signed agreement with the European Synthetic Turf Organization (ESTO).  Raul states, “As we see our influence increase within Europe, ESTO is an effective organization that is helping the industry organize its vision from a consumption industry to a revitalized recycling and reusing industry.  It is essential to have all involved parties in the industry together to develop sustainable components in the synthetic turf industry. It is this way we can support them and work together to develop greener products for the next generations to play on and recycle.”

Representing approximately 70 members across Europe, ESTO is uniquely positioned for research/universities, end users (clubs, leagues, sports governing bodies) and trade. ESTO is a non-profit organization and offers neutral and unbiased information for the promotion of synthetic turf, enhancing its numerous advantages and benefits.

More information www.theesto.com

Strategic international membership with Synthetic Turf Council

By | Awards

We became a full member of the Synthetic Turf Council, the world’s largest organization of the synthetic turf industry, representing over 200 companies with operations in over ten countries.
“With our Removal and Recycling program being launched to all of Europe, it is an exciting time to be part of this business,” says Roomer Tarajev, the PR & Media Manager for Advanced Sports Installations Europe. Roomer continues, “We are merging our resources and technology to further mobilize the recycling business while educating the public on strategic and effective ways to manage synthetic turf fields in and around their cities. As a member of this fine origination, we will be looking forward to meeting and brainstorming with other industry leaders on important social and environmental topics.”

Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf.

More information www.syntheticturfcouncil.org