Labosport acquires TGMS Ltd

Labosport, a leader in sport surfaces testing, announces that it has signed today an agreement to acquire TGMS Ltd (“TGMS”), a sports surface consultancy specializing in the design & management of natural and artificial turf sports pitches in the UK. TGMS offers a comprehensive range of services including feasibility studies, design and contract supervision to support the construction of new sports pitches as well as the remediation of existing pitches.

TGMS has a broad range of experience, ranging from local playing fields and schools, through to National and International Stadia.

The acquisition has been made through Labosport PSD (“PSD”), the specialist entity of Labosport for natural turf consultancy in the UK. Together, PSD and TGMS employ some of the most highly qualified and experienced engineers and consultants available. Charles Henderson, PSD’s Managing Director: “This investment provides us a unique opportunity to improve service to our clients with a better geographical coverage, new technical services and bringing nine of the countries respected agronomists and project manager under one roof along with CAD and surveying specialists. This enables PSD, TGMS and ETL to deliver projects from inception to completion and ongoing maintenance and monitoring in-house, all to standards accustomed to our companies”

Richard Earl, TGMS’ Managing Director, commented on the acquisition: “This is a very exciting development for TGMS as it brings together two unique sets of resources and expertise in the field of sports surface design, construction and maintenance. I very much look forward to working with Charles and his team to develop what was already a mutually beneficial professional relationship in the coming years”

About Labosport

Labosport is a leading group of independent laboratories and institutes dedicated to sports surfaces testing and certification. With 140 employees in 13 countries, the Group offers a wide portfolio of test methods as well as technical advice and consultancy services for natural turf and synthetic sport surfaces. As one of the most innovative and quality oriented players in its industry, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of agronomy, engineering, and chemical analyses.

About TGMS

TGMS provide technical support and consultancy services from project inception through to completion. The company’s extensive project portfolio incorporates a diverse range of clients. These include community and professional sports clubs, local authorities, schools, contractors and developers. Alongside consultancy services, the team has a long-standing commitment to research and is currently involved in research projects with Sports Governing Bodies and Universities.

For more information, please visit www.Labosport.com or www.tgms.co.uk

Labosport China ISO 17025

LABOSPORT CHINA AND CANADA ISO 17025 CERTIFIED

Labosport China ISO 17025

Labosport China and Canada are extremely proud and happy to announce that the Laboratories in Guangzhou, China and in Montreal, Canada have been ISO 17025 certified.

Labosport China  has been accredited by CNAS (China National Accreditation Service for Conformity assessment) and Labosport Canada by the CCN (Standard Council of Canada).

In a constant evolving environment, we focus on ensuring the quality and professionalism we deliver to all our clients. Labosport China and Canada will continue to provide our clients and partners located in the regions with world class consultancy and performance testing services for sports surfaces.

Labosport jobs

Labosport USA is hiring

Labosport jobs usa

Following the acquisition of Thomas Turf Services and Thomas Analytical, Labosport USA is hiring a Technical Manager for synthetic surfaces and a Business Development Manager for global services. As part of the development of LABOSPORT USA, we offer you the opportunity to join the exciting world of sport in a young and a dynamic team.

Check out the full details for each position below!

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Labosport acquires Thomas turf

Labosport to expand its presence in the US with the acquisition of Thomas Turf Services and Thomas Analytical Services

Labosport, a leader in sport surfaces testing, announces that it has signed today an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Thomas Turf Services, Inc. and Thomas Analytical Services, Inc. (“TTS” & “TAS”), laboratories specialized in soil testing and environmental analyses. The companies are headquartered in College Station, Texas.

Following USGA research in the early 1970’s at Texas A&M University, Mr.  James Thomas incorporated TTS in July 1992. In 1996, TTS was the second laboratory to be accredited worldwide by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for the geotechnical evaluation of putting green materials.

To better serve clients, TAS was formed in 1999 specializing in soil fertility, soil salinity, plant tissue and irrigation water analyses. The two sister companies provide “One Stop” shopping for chemical and physical soil testing needs.

Mr. Thomas, TTS & TAS General Manager commented: “This union provides TTS and TAS a unique opportunity to develop. We look forward to implementing the commercial synergies and the investment plan that we defined with our new business partners.”

Thierry Levy, Labosport USA General Manager commented: “We are delighted to welcome TTS and TAS in the Group. The long-standing expertise of the team in soil testing for natural turf is a great complement to Labosport’s know-how in synthetic turf and will allow us to better serve our clients”

About Labosport
Labosport is a leading group of independent laboratories and institutes dedicated to sports surfaces testing and certification. With 130 employees in 13 countries, the Group offers a wide portfolio of test methods as well as technical advice and consultancy services for natural turf and synthetic sport surfaces. As one of the most innovative and quality oriented players in its industry, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of agronomy, engineering, and chemical analyses.

About TTS and TAS
Thomas Turf Services and Thomas Analytical Services’ mission is to assist architects, turf managers and superintendents world-wide in the construction and maintenance of athletic facilities and golf courses. Together, the two companies provide the most complete portfolio of physical and chemical testing to help evaluate soil conditions, design proper root zone mixtures, select topdressing and bunker sands, provide fertility recommendations and evaluate irrigation water quality. The personnel at Thomas Turf Services, a USGA approved laboratory, have a combined experience of over 70 years in designing and evaluating high sand content root zone mixtures.

For more information, please visit Labosport or Thomas Turf or Thomas Analytical

 

Labosport acquires Thomas turf