Gerflor completes acquisition of Connor Sport Court International, strengthening its position as a world leader in sports surfaces

International flooring specialist Gerflor today announced its acquisition of Connor Sport Court International in a move that will expand the company’s global market reach and sports product range portfolio.

The acquisition brings together three world-class sports brands; Connor, Sport Court and Taraflex all under one flagship. The two companies’ combined resources will enhance their ability to offer more innovative solutions and improved services to their customers, notably to the sport associations on a worldwide scale.
Bertrand Chammas, CEO of the Gerflor Group commented:

“The acquisition of Connor Sport Court International is an extremely exciting development for Gerflor, as it brings a world-class organisation into the Gerflor family, strengthening our position as a world leader in sports surfaces. It’s also a major step forward to also strengthen our Group sales footprint in North America’’.

Ron Cerny, CEO of Connor Sport Court International added:

“We look forward to being part of the Gerflor Group, it enables a unique opportunity to further expand our sales throughout the world and provide truly complementary solutions for our customers. This really is a great fit for both companies.”

Both CEO’s have acknowledged that this move capitalises on each company’s strengths for the benefit of both businesses and for their customers.

Gerflor creates, manufactures and markets innovative design-led sustainable solutions for flooring, wall and interior finishes.

The Gerflor Group offers the most comprehensive range of resilient flooring to meet every market need; healthcare, pharmaceutical, education, sports, transportation, retail, multi-living and corporate markets. The Gerflor Group encompasses a number of well-recognised product brand names including; Taraflex®, Mipolam®, and Tarabus®. With 60 years of experience in the manufacture of Taraflex Sports Flooring, Gerflor has a unique position as a world leader in indoor sports flooring.

Gerflor has 2,500 employees and 8 production sites with sales in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Connor Sport Court International is the US market leader in sports surfacing and has built systems for many elite associations including the NBA, NCAA, FIBA, USTA, FIVB, US Youth Futsal, and USA Volleyball.

The group specialises in wood, synthetic, rubber and modular sports surfaces and has the appropriate solution for every type of athletic, park, school, arena or multi-use facility. The company is the only sports surfacing firm in North America whose manufacturing facilities are independently audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and fully ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.

They are also the only sports flooring company in the US to have Environmental Product Declarations on all of its products.

Sport Court International. Founded in 1872, Connor Sports is the leader in hardwood sports flooring. Founded in 1974, Sport Court is the original modular sport surface used for outdoor and indoor athletics.

With 250 employees Connor Sports Flooring® and Sport Court® are registered trademarks of Connor and 2 manufacturing sites in the USA, the company has sales in more than 75 countries and installations on all 7 continents.

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