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Saltex 2015 Vitax stand


Saltex early booker Vitax Amenity have heaped praise on the show after recording major success at the event. Sales & Marketing Manager Mike King booked stand space almost as soon as he heard of the move to the NEC – faith that has been more than justified, he says. “The IOG has got everything right: A two-day show, attracting high-calibre visitors to a centrally located venue.”

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Products flew off the stand, he adds: “Our offer of a Briteliner Arrow linemarking machine and SupaStadia marking paints was a real hit, and we had massive interest in the Supaturf SWOZI GPS-guided linemarking system as well as our new range of artificial surface paints. The buzz extended right through the first day and well into the second, keeping us busy from early doors to close.”

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Supaturf’s visit to FSB Cologne

Supaturf recently exhibited at the FSB show in Cologne, launching their new TFS25 line marker andFSB Cologne their dedicated Artificial Sports Surface Paint. Combined together, the TFS25 and Artificial Surface Paint will achieve an unrivalled quality of line for artificial turf surfaces. The TFS25 can also operate with natural turf paints, offering a versatile machine which is required by the modern groundsman and continues Supaturf’s fine international reputation.

When Supaturf visited FSB in 2013, they noticed that manufacturers and users of artificial surfaces required a more versatile system to mark the surfaces. The conundrum that Supaturf were presented with was that users need clear, precise lines for a variety of sports, yet not to be hampered with lines already provided on the surfaces they install. Once again, flexibility of the surface is the key; Supaturf can now offer this flexibility.


Supaturf’s Artificial Surface Paint is water based, so it can be used in all of Supaturf’s line marking machines. The paint gives the groundsman the reassurance that the lines will remain clear for at least six months, in all conditions and use!

With the considerable investment required to install an artificial pitch, it is essential that it is fully utilised and it needs to be available for ALL sports at ALL times of the year. The TFS25 and Artificial Surface paints will give you this flexibility; you can even paint different colours of lines using Supaturf’s SupaTints; Supaturf’s new 500ml colour additive!

Supaturf are very excited at the potential of their TFS25 and Artificial Surface Paints.
Enquiries from all over the globe came flooding in, from Thailand to Turkey and Ukraine to the U.S. Groundsmen are looking forward the seeing these exciting new products in action!

Vitax Amenity at BTME 2016 Stand A2

BIGGA education partner Vitax Amenity is promoting the new opportunities for linemarking technology on golf course traffic management at the show in January 2016.

The next generation Briteliner Arrow, unveiled at BTME 2015, is already being applied successfully for a range of duties at clubs across Britain, including boundary, hazard lines and driving ranges. The benefits of speed, accuracy and cost efficiency that linemarking machines bring to course management are compelling reasons for greenkeepers to commit increasingly to this technology.

GPS is transforming the world of linemarking with the Supaturf SWOZI linemarking system – introducing heightened accuracy to one of the most fundamental groundcare duties. Launched to wide acclaim at Saltex recently, the specially developed linemarking machine carries an onboard computer that can be uploaded with software for marking areas for whichever sports are required.  A GPS receptor positioned on the pitch talks to the onboard computer via Bluetooth, which triangulates Swozi’s position with help from its own GPS unit, directing the linemarking machine to the appropriate line selected.

To view a video of SWOZI in action:


Management Accountant vacancy

Ideally from a manufacturing background, the Management Accountant will be analytical and comfortable preparing management accounts up to Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet preparation.
Other duties to include: –

  • Production of monthly management accounts
  • Group VAT and Intrastat Returns
  • Expense analysis
  • Assisting with audit files in preparation of financial accounts
  • Coding of invoices
  • Preparing nominal invoices for payment
  • Cash book maintenance
  • Purchase ledger
  • Credit control
  • Petty cash analysis
  • Checking payment runs
  • Stock valuation / counts
  • Maintaining control accounts
  • Review of contracts
  • Other ad hoc duties

The ideal candidate will be a part qualified accountant looking to progress their career.

Hours of work: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please contact Anja Gooding on 01530 510060 or [email protected]

Vitax personnel outside St James palace

The Royal Warrant Holders Association Trade Fair and Showcase

On 18th November 2015, Pablo Canales-Prati and Bill Riley had the honour of representing Vitax at the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Trade Fair and Showcase within the auspicious surroundings of Saint James’s Palace in London.Vitax personnel outside St James palace

Vitax Limited are privileged to have been a Royal Warrant holder for many years for the supply of fertilisers and insecticides to the Royal Households such as Buckingham Palace, and the Trade Fair and Showcase was an event designed to promote trade between the members of the Warrant Holders Association and members of staff of the Royal Households.

Vitax were amongst a select group of 121 companies from across all sectors representing the truly diverse nature of the Association that were lined up in the imperial state apartments of St. James’s Palace. The guests, approximately 800 in number, were all existing staff of the Royal Households and they were treated to displays of goods and services as wide ranging as curtain poles to chimney sweeping. Our Technical Agronomy team of Bill Riley and Pablo Canales-Prati were on hand to impart their expert horticultural knowledge to the members of staff, including grounds staff of some of the most prestigious parks and gardens in the United Kingdom.

Despite a long and tiring day, Bill and Pablo were thrilled to see a magnificent turnout from the members of staff and the day was a fantastic opportunity to show off the impressive range of environmentally friendly products that Vitax offer both professional growers and amateur gardeners alike. Slug Gone, Q4, 6X and Biodegradable pots featured heavily amongst the rest of the range that Vitax can offer the more environmentally conscious gardener, with the Slug Gone proving to be the consumer’s favourite as usual.

All in all it was a day to feel proud of the esteem with which Vitax’s products are held by gardeners and home owners from all walks of life.

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FutureScape, 17 November, Sandown Park – stand 89

The single source for everything turf, Vitax Supaturf features leading edge linemarking machines thatFuturescape logo are laying down the direction for grounds professionals and sports contractors.
The next generation Briteliner Arrow has stormed on to the market, delivering straight and true markings conveniently and efficiently while providing operators with a lightweight, easy clean alternative that top groundcare staff gave a resounding thumbs up to in recent independent trials conducted for Horticulture Week.
The TFS25 (Tank Free System) spray marking machine, also designed and developed at the Vitax Coalville factory, has broken new ground in providing a supremely simple method of accurately diluting marker liquids to the required formulation.
Over generations, Vitax has developed solutions for virtually every landscaping, horticultural, sport and amenity requirement.
Stand contact: Mike King, Sales and Marketing Manager

SWOZI close up

Linemarking that’s out of this world . . .. with no strings attached

GPS is set to transform the world of linemarking with the launch of the Supaturf SWOZI system, bringing new levels of accuracy to one of the most fundamental groundcare duties.

Pinpoint accuracy when marking out pitches is achieved with no recourse to using strings or other traditional methods. The specially developed linemarking machine carries an onboard computer that can be uploaded with software for marking out whichever sports are required.

SWOZI machine and tripod

A GPS receptor positioned on the pitch talks to the onboard computer via Bluetooth, which triangulates SWOZI’s position with help from its own GPS unit, directing the linemarking machine to the appropriate line selected.

Deviation from the marking map by even a few millimetres triggers the head to adjust to maintain an accurate line. If the machine moves too far out of correct alignment, the computer tells the linemarker to stop spraying until the operator positions the machine to the correct marking pattern.

SWOZI close up

In UK field trials, the Supaturf SWOZI system has been used on existing marked-out pitches to correct alignment inaccuracies, such is the precision of the process.

Council sport and amenity contractors, stadium managers, head groundsmen and estate managers are expected to find the Supaturf SWOZI system particularly attractive because marking out a pitch is far quicker than by traditional means, freeing up time for other tasks.


Vitax Amenity visit to Poland

Following last year’s successful road trip across Poland, Greg Holden once again set off for this beautiful country for three days of seminars and machine demonstrations. Supaturf’s Distributors, Prograss, continue to improve their customer base and their reputation as Poland’s leading Amenity machine distributor. They have achieved their number one position not only through excellent sales results but continued seminars and regular technical presentations to Poland’s groundsmen.

As usual, the seminars were precision planned and worked like clockwork. Karel Klapyta and JoannaPrograss seminar at Wlocliwaik stadium Duda giving excellent presentations regarding turf health, with Greg chipping in with a talk about Supaturf Line Marking Products. Greg had a 20 minute slot in which to speak but his presentation ended over an hour later! It seems the Polish groundsmen are sponges when it comes to information; it was refreshing to witness such a keen interest and enthusiasm!

The first seminar was at Wlocliwail Stadium, a modern and compact 15,000 seater stadium, which boasts an athletic track around the perimeter of the pitch. The presentations began at 10 am and by 9:30 am, there was a steady stream of groundsmen entering the conference room. By 10 am extra chairs were called for as the attendance reached 35!

Following the presentations, the attendees were taken onto the football pitch where Greg gave a line marking demonstration with the TLS machine and Supastadia AF. In a world where budgets are under pressure, it was refreshing to notice that the Polish see the value in the more premium line marking products. TLS and Supastadia AF sales have increased impressively over the last two years; the Polish market understands the need for quality, functionality, reliability and performance. The TLS and Supastadia AF offer all of these in abundance!


The main attraction to the TLS comes from its versatility. The TLS is able to mark from the front, or the side, and even act as a fertiliser sprayer. The robust platform plus the 30 litre tank, offers a full days marking in any conditions! After a hard day’s marking, you simply turn a switch and your TLS will be cleaned throughout and will be ready for your next day’s marking!

Similarly with Supastadia AF, it has the ability to be diluted to 1:10 so it can offer a full spectrum of marking needs from a quick over-spray, to World Cup standard brightness ready for televised matches. Specially formulated for brightness, longevity and ease of application, this paint will offer exactly what you require without damaging the health of the turf!

The following day saw the roadshow move on to Piotrkow Frybumalski where, once again, the attendance was amazing. Forty groundsmen packed into the meeting room to listen to turf health and turf management techniques, followed, of course, by a line marking demonstration at the Stadion Miejski Concorde with the TLS and Supastadia AF.

Greg would like to thank Joanna, Karel and all of the attendees for their warm hospitality, and he is looking forward to the roadshow in 2016!


Poppy painting team at One Leisure

Supaturf poppy painting for Remembrance Day

Vitax Supaturf were delighted to donate their time and products to create a giant poppy for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at One Leisure in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.  Having created a smaller poppy last year, Rob Bradshaw, Head Groundsman at One Leisure, asked Supaturf to go one better this year and create a giant poppy covering about 250 sq.m. for charity fundraising weekends.

Supaturf poppy painting

Using Supaturf Stadia in Red and Green, together with a black Supamark aerosol or two, the poppy was created by Allan Wainwright and Graham Wingfield with our TXE and TFS25 spray marking machines. The end result is a visible reminder of Poppy Day on the 11th of the 11th.

Poppy painting team at One Leisure

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Saltex 2015

Saltex is taking place at the NEC on 4-5th November, where you can see the range of Vitax Supaturf machines and line marking liquids on Stand C120, and where we will be launching an exciting new product which takes technology into another realm. UK research, development and factory facilities allow Vitax Amenity to anticipate and respond rapidly to trends in the constantly evolving groundcare industry. We have supplied our Supaturf brands to every sporting niche, from international stadia such as the All England Club, Wimbledon, to grassroots, municipal and school sportsfields.


Saltex is the UK’s national event for grounds care, sports, amenities, estates and green space management. From turf care and specialist machinery to landscaping and playgrounds, over 280 exhibitors will bring the latest products, equipment and expertise to the NEC Birmingham.

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