World Rugby visit CCGrass
As the newest World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, CCGrass was proud to host a visit from Ms. Deirdre Keating, World Rugby’s Technical Services Coordinator to their Nanjing office and factory.
Keen to demonstrate the world’s largest factory, with particular focus on the full manufacturing system, from color design, through yarn extrusion into the finished tufted turf, CCGrass Product Manager, Celina Song, explained: “For CCGrass, as the only Asian turf producer that meets the rigorous standards and commitment required for rugby, it was our pleasure to host Ms. Keating. Her visit allowed us to show our quality control and our wide range of synthetic turf products.”
Also to benefit were the CCGrass sales and marketing teams, who learned much about the game of rugby and World Rugby’s values and ambition, during a detailed presentation from Ms. Keating. CCGrass Deputy General Manager, Joanna Lee, commented: “Rugby isn’t a well-known sport in China, yet, so watching the presentation was very beneficial to our staff. We understand the importance of player welfare and the benefits a synthetic pitch can bring to rugby players and owners.”
Deirdre Keating said: “Our Preferred Turf Producers are the benchmark for quality in rugby turf and are committed to World Rugby’s Player Welfare standards for turf. World Rugby are delighted to welcome CCGrass to the Preferred Turf Producer Programme and look forward to helping them promote these standards across the industry, particularly in the Asian market.“
CCGrass currently has a number of rugby fields tested to World Rugby standards and are preparing to launch a new range into the rugby market later this summer. CCGrass Marketing Manager, Coleen Sun adds: “Ensuring the right system is tested can be a real challenge, but we are confident that the CCGrass turf together with our chosen shock pad systems will offer fresh choice to the rugby market.”
CCGrass is one of 8 World Rugby Preferred Turf Producers and is also a FIFA Preferred Producer and FIH Preferred Supplier.