Win a Vitax Numbers or Car Park Stencil Kit, along with a case of Supamark aerosols, in our Big Draw. Vitax Stencils are indispensable for marking out car parks and sportsturf permanently, or for special events. They’re robust and convenient – providing a fast and professional solution.
To celebrate their launch, we’re giving away a stencil pack of your choice, and 12 x 750ml Supaturf aerosols in our special Big Draw.
Complete your details on the Contact Us page http://www.vitax.co.uk/supaturf/contact-us/ to receive our free newsletter, and you will then be entered into the competition.
In the “Your message” section, answer the following question: What material helps make Vitax stencils robust – Plastic, Bitumen or Cardboard?
We’ll email the winner and announce the result on our website on 12th January 2015, and then present the winner with their prize on our stand (A2) on 22nd January, the first day of the BTME 2015 Exhibition in Harrogate.
CLOSING DATE 9th JANUARY 2015
Supaturf took to the road recently in South Africa to stage a series of national one day events to launch its new TXE 353 line marking machine. The TXE 353, with its wider tank aperture, unique anti-flip tank features and improved chassis design upgrades offers a number of improvements to the popular evergreen TXE 252.
First stop was Kempton Park Cricket Club in Johannesburg where some 25 customers were given a demonstration of the new 353 machine by Russell Gibbens, Managing Director of Supaturf South Africa. Also on display was the 606, the improved version of the TXE 505 with its larger battery. Customers had the opportunity to try out the new machines and to see the full range of Supaturf South Africa line marking equipment and liquid on show. Following the demonstrations, visitors could enjoy light drinks and a buffet lunch in the cricket pavilion which also was an opportunity for social networking. “I was delighted with the event and we have received good feedback” reported Pieter Visagie Managing Director of Reapers Johannesburg, Supaturf distributor in Gauteng province.
Next stop was Edgemead Cricket Club, Cape Town to meet with Kevin Gramoney, Supaturf rep for the Western Cape and former groundsman at the World Cup Moses Mabhida Stadium, with a wealth of international turf care experience. There was much interest from visitors in the TXE 353 and the complete range of Supaturf line marking equipment including the Athletics attachment, a labour saving accessory which when fitted to the TXE puts down three athletic lines in one pass. “Supaturf are making good advances in the Cape, driven also by our all-round turf care approach. We adopt particularly the importance of proper cutting, irrigation and professional grass management” commented Kevin.
Last stop was Kearsney College, Durban where, in the fabulous surroundings, visitors also had the opportunity to see the new Supaturf grass stencil kits on display. These biodegradable stencils include car park and number signs at a low cost option. Russell Gibbens, Managing Director of Supaturf South Africa, was on hand to give users some expert tips in the correct maintenance of line marking equipment and in marking lines for the first time.
Paul Gooding, Managing Director of Vitax Supaturf UK, presented the winner of the prize draw, the Roseway Waldorf School, with a free Supaturf SSR100 fertiliser spreader. “It has been an excellent opportunity to interact with our customers at these events and I am very pleased with the positive reaction we have received to our new generation TXE 353 machine” commented Russell Gibbens.
Vitax Amenity has a range of turf care products that has been developed specifically to help turf professionals achieve optimum results with nutrients by combining the latest developments in turf technology with high efficacy and real value for money.
The Supaturf brand has for more than 25 years been a world leader in the development and production of line marking machinery and liquids for use in every type of sports venue, from international stadiums, including football and rugby world cup venues and Wimbledon, to local municipal and school sports fields.
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious person to take over an established end-user customer portfolio in East Midlands, South West and Wales selling the Vitax and Supaturf full range of products:
TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE East Midlands, South West and Wales
- Manage the existing customer base with our portfolio of products in East Midlands, South West and Wales.
- Seek new customers and opportunities to expand the business.
- Give technical support, such as training, field trial and machinery maintenance as well as demonstrations to our end-users and occasionally to our distributors.
- Attend trade shows and network with institutes and trade associations in your area.
- Gather and report market information and data in your area.
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious person with:
- Some sales background experience.
- The ability to demonstrate sprayers, spreader and line marking machinery.
- Good mechanical knowledge (ideal but not essential as full training will be given).
- An understanding of the contractor and local authority industry.
- Some knowledge of sports ground maintenance.
- An aptitude to communicate effectively at all levels.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- A geographical knowledge of area.
This position is supported by a competitive salary, including Healthcare and Death-in-Service benefits.
If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and enthusiasm to succeed in this role please send your CV to:-
Post: Mike King, Sales & Marketing Manager, Vitax Limited, Owen Street, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3DE
Closing date for applications is 5th December 2014.
Newly available is a range of Stencil Kits from Vitax Supaturf. These environmentally friendly kits, available in either a series of numbers or as symbols for use in car parks, allow you to simply mark out a range of playgrounds, sports fields and car bays etc. The kits can be recycled by composting when they are no longer required.
The stencils are made from organic wood pulp, recycled paper, textile fibres and pure bitumen. This makes them environmentally friendly and they can be composted after use.
Further details of sizes and uses can be found in the Supaturf section of this website.
Vitax Amenity are pleased to have signed an agreement with Taunton Deane Borough Council to supply line marking paints and machines for three years. We will be supplying RTU paint and twelve TXE 606 line marking machines to the Council’s direct labour organisation.
In a six month trial by Deane DLO, Vitax Supaturf paints came out ahead of the competition, with the paint producing a strong, clean line that lasted longer than others tested.
Further information can be found on the Landscape & Amenity news site:
During their recent annual vacation in the UK, Russell and Beryl Gibbens of Supaturf South Africa took time out to have a guided tour around the world class sports university at Loughborough, Leicestershire, with the Chief Groundsman.
Base of the English Cricket Board, home to world class athletic and gym facilities par excellence, Loughborough University is the UK’s leading sports university. Russell Gibbens, Managing Director of Supaturf South Africa, said “We were highly impressed with the facilities at the university and at the sheer level of investment into increasing sports performance and standards.” Loughborough University uses Supaturf line marking machines and liquids, including top-of-the-range Excel line marking machines.
The Supaturf UK factory and manufacturing base in Coalville was recently awarded ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certification. Andy Gurney, Supaturf UK Production and Site Manager, said “We are delighted to have gained these standards which reflect our commitment to product quality systems and to managing the impact of our operations on the environment.” Supaturf UK has seen a noticeable increase in worldwide sales of its linemarking machines and liquids during 2014, particularly in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
A smiling Conor Welsh of Vitax proudly holds the cup won by the Sandringham Royal Warrant Holders Association Team this year in their annual match between the Sandringham Royal Warrant Holders XI and Sandringham Cricket Club, played in the grounds of Sandringham. Conor, who plays his cricket in Lancashire, bowled exceptionally well taking 2 wickets for 18 overs, helping the Royal Warrant Holders to secure their 12th victory in this annual contest. Sandringham CC have won 14 times.
Standing next to Conor is ECB accredited umpire Colin Wetherley-Mein, Retail Sales Manager of Vitax, who umpired the match. “The clubhouse, pitch and surroundings were magnificent, the refreshments and catering throughout the day were first-class, and the weather was wall-to-wall sunshine.” Neil Williams, Captain of the Royal Warrant Holders XI commented after the match “It was great to have Conor and Colin here today in what was a close match.”
Vitax has recently achieved full certification for ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Systems Standard) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems) at its Coalville manufacturing site. The certifications follow a rigorous assessment of the site operations and are the result of two years of continuous planning, resourcing and investment into our internal quality and environmental management systems.
“I am delighted that we have gained this recognition which underlines both our commitment to consistent product quality management and focus, and also to the responsible management of the effects of our operations on the environment” (Paul Gooding, Chairman)
We are on course to achieve full certification for ISO 14001:2004 at our Skelmersdale site by Autumn 2014.
Following an extensive audit by BSI during June, Vitax Limited recently successfully completed the Stage One assessment of its certification for its Coalville site. This puts the site on track to complete the Stage Two audit in August 2014. Andy Gurney, Coalville Production Manager, announced “I am delighted with the progress made to date in ensuring that our environmental management system meets the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001”.
BSI also visited the Vitax Skelmersdale manufacturing site in June to carry out its Stage One ISO 14001 assessment. Following this visit, the site (which already has ISO 9001 certification) successfully completed the Stage One requirement and is ready to proceed to Stage Two assessment in September 2014.
Harvey Bird, Quality Manager at Vitax Skelmersdale, recognised the huge effort made by employees to date in achieving Stage One: “This shows Vitax’s commitment to actively managing its operation to reduce its impact upon the environment and to maintain and investigate continuous improvements to our environmental management system”.