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Leading UK synthetic grass manufacturer grows production capacity

Thornton Sports’ manufacturing division, Nordon, has recently invested in a new state-of-the-art synthetic grass tufting machine to satisfy current demand levels.

The modified electronic ‘Tuftomatic’ will increase the speed of the manufacturing process, whilst providing Nordon with an even greater degree of flexibility, control and versatility at each stage.

Thornton Sports’ Premier’ & ‘Classicsand-dressed and sand-filled surfaces will be manufactured on the new machine. Designed specifically for sports such as Hockey & Tennis, and also Football, there is a high demand for these surfaces which have recently been installed at Alderley Edge Hockey Club, University College of Plymouth and The Hurlingham Club in London.

Nordon manufacture all of their synthetic grass within the UK and have done so since 1983. Prior to that the company manufactured traditional domestic and commercial carpets, whilst meanwhile developing the machinery and expertise to lead the way in synthetic grass manufacture. Over the last 30 years the company has manufactured a wide range of synthetic grass surfaces, which have been installed for many prestigious customers including the Lancashire FA and Leicester Hockey Club.

The Thornton Sports team are incredibly proud of their UK-based manufacturing facility which produces hundreds of thousands of square metres of synthetic grass every year. There are a number of potential benefits of selecting synthetic grass manufactured within the UK – to find out more follow the For the Best Buy British link.

To find out more about the range of high performance synthetic grass surfaces available from Thornton Sports just call 01282 777 345 or email

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