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 Joanna 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!