GreenFields enters Peruvian Artificial Turf market

GreenFields continues its global expansion and has successfully entered the Peruvian market by installing a new artificial turf pitch in Chiclayo. Working with its local partner Menbelsports International, GreenFields has completed its first artificial turf installation in Peru at the Jockey Club Chiclayo located in the Northwest costal region.

Chiclayo is the fourth largest city in Peru and has a population in the metropolitan area of over 900,000. The Jockey Club Chiclayo was established 60 years ago as a private sports club, providing excellent facilities for local people. The club is spread over 29 acres and has a large range of facilities including a golf course, eleven clay tennis courts, three football fields,  a artificial turf football field, eight fronton courts, volleyball courts, a sand volleyball court and swimming pool.

Artificial turf answer to drought, wind and dust

With an average of only 27mm of rainfall annually and prevailing dry winds blowing in from the Andes, the environment is very dry and dusty. This, combined with high demand for football pitches, led the club to decide that artificial turf was the right solution for them. However, the club had experienced problems with their previous artificial turf pitch so they decided to install a new pitch, this time choosing a GreenFields FIFA 1 Star artificial turf with sand and SBR granule infill. The club’s key criteria for choosing GreenFields was its reputation for quality. The successful installation took just 7 days to complete and the club now has a high quality and durable pitch.

High artificial turf standards

Pieter Gussenhoven, sales manager of GreenFields South America says: “We are proud to have delivered a high quality playing surface in an environment where water is scarce and demand for durable playing facilities is high. Our FIFA 1 Star product is exactly right for this community based playing facility where an assurance of the highest quality is guaranteed. Our ability to deliver a solution to a recognised global standard was critical in securing this project.

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General Manager of the Jockey Club, Mr. Carlos Muñoz, is more than satisfied with the result: “We chose GreenFields for being an important and internationally well-known artificial turf brand with high quality products and systems. Menbelsports, GreenFields local partner, at all times advised us and were focused on the end quality without leaving aside small details. With Oscar Mendivil (General Manager Menbelsports, red) we communicated and cooperated very well. Thanks to their advice to invest in a maintenance machine, we are even generating new business for the Jockey Club. We are currently maintaining several synthetic turf pitches in and around Chiclayo.”