Edel Grass was established in 1989 within the Edel International organisation. The logic was that existing domestic carpet production and rising artificial grass production could be managed by the same machinery. Edel Grass began with production, sales and construction of hockey fields, tennis courts, football pitches (sand filled) and multi-sport systems.
The principle was to develop artificial grass systems for these target groups in the Netherlands, to complete the installations, to monitor the fields (or projects) over time, with the end goal being to export the successful systems abroad. In this way the organisation evolved with the expertise in civil engineering and additional project management skills capable of manufacturing high quality artificial turf.
At the end of 2007 Edel Grass was acquired by Royal Ten Cate (50%) and Ingenieursbureau Oranjewoud (50%). Both entities are listed on the Dutch Amsterdam stock exchange. Royal Ten Cate is a global market leader in synthetic yarns and primary backing. Ingenieursbureau Oranjewoud is one of the biggest Dutch engineering and consulting companies in the fields of sport, civil engineering and the environment.
In 2009 Edel Grass became an organisation with a turnover of approximately €33m and 70 full time employees with its own turf production. Of this total 20% of business is completed with Edel Grass as the main contractor. Business project management and civil engineering knowledge are indispensable in this regard.
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