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  • TenCate Grass intensifies cooperation with Johan Cruyff Foundation

    TenCate Grass intensifies cooperation with Johan Cruyff Foundation

    Since its inception in 1997 the Johan Cruyff Foundation has evolved into an organization that day after day gets youngsters moving and keeps them active. In the seventeen years of the Foundation’s existence the need to get children moving has only increased. That is why in recent years the Foundation’s target group has expanded from children with a handicap to children living in districts where there is little opportunity to play outdoors. There is often too little time, space and attention for children to play sports and games.
    The social relevance of this is greater than ever, as sports & games make a real difference in issues such as health, integration, development and participation: Getting youngsters moving again, in a healthy and responsible way.

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  • Wolves Academy & Arena at the Club’s Compton Park training complex with new TigerTurf 3G pitch officially opened

    TigerTurf Pitch at Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Construction of the new £7 million Wolves Academy & Arena with TigerTurf indoor 3G pitch began during the summer of 2013, as the Club prepared for what turned out to be a title-winning Sky Bet League One campaign. This carried on the Club’s proud tradition of bringing through talented young players to graduate as full-time professional footballers, with the Academy having previously produced international players such as Robbie Keane, Matt Murray, Keith Andrews and Joleon Lescott.

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  • TenCate closes new credit facility

    On Friday, 31 October 2014 TenCate closed a €350 million credit facility with an international syndicate of six banks, with a possible increase of €150 million.

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  • TenCate: Organic growth continues

    TenCate trading update third quarter of 2014

    Key figures third quarter of 2014

    x €1 million

    Third quarter 2013*

    Third quarter 2014

    Change

    Organic

    Net revenues

    270.2

    277.1

    +3%

    +3%

    EBITA

    17.8

    17.8

    0%

    0%

    EBITA margin

    6.6%

    6.4%

     

     

    Net profit

    8.4

    9.2

    +10%

    Net debt

    209.8

    206.9

     

     

    Debt ratio

    2.51

    2.82

     

     

    *) 2013 adjusted for purposes of comparison

    In the third quarter of 2014 TenCate recorded organic growth in revenues of 3%, while EBITA remained unchanged, compared to the third quarter of 2013.
    Growth that occurred in the first half of the year within the TenCate Advanced Composites and TenCate Grass market groups was sustained compared to last year.

    Defence-related revenues rose in the third quarter compared to the previous quarters of 2014 and were the same as in the third quarter of 2013. Demand for TenCate Defender™ M products staged a strong recovery compared to a weak performance earlier in the year. Recovery in armour revenues has not as yet occurred, in part due to continuing delays in projects. There are a growing number of prospects, although the timing of these projects remains as yet uncertain.

    In the third quarter the value of net debt on the balance sheet declined compared to mid-2014. This decrease was limited as a result of the sharp rise in the dollar exchange rate.

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  • TenCate signs significant contract for delivery of TenCate Defender™ M

    TenCate Defender(TM) M

    TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has signed a significant contract with a new customer outside the US for the delivery of TenCate Defender™ M inherently flame-resistant fabric regarding personal protective uniforms for national armed forces. Neither the name nor nationality of this customer can be disclosed, for military reasons. Initial deliveries of this multi-year contract will take place in the first quarter of 2015. No further financial information will be provided. On the basis of this contract, TenCate expects a substantial increase in TenCate Defender™ M revenues in the coming year.

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  • Synthetic turf is safe for sports

    Publications have appeared in the media which refer to experiences and research relating to rubber granulate as infill for synthetic turf football pitches. The question was posed whether rubber granulate could perhaps be connected to possible effects on the health of footballers, and more particularly of goalkeepers.

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  • TenCate and US ARMY RDECOM advance to phase two of multi-year of TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system technology evaluation program

    ABDS

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA and the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) have signed a multi-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to evaluate, under the direction of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and with assistance from other RDECOM Agencies, the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system for enhanced soldier protection. The technology evaluation program now enters the second phase, ensuring that this protection solution is robust and ready to reduce injuries and save military lives

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  • TenCate acquires Smart Body Armor® technology from Newport Sensors

    Smart Body Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA has acquired from Newport Sensors, Inc., an industry leader in sensor technology innovation, the groundbreaking sensor technology that provides body armor users the ability to inspect, in real-time, the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts. The TenCate Smart Body Armor® technology, a network of sensors integrated onto the surface of the hard body armor insert, has been validated through extensive testing conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army.

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  • TenCate Outdoor Fabrics presents innovations at Kampeer en Caravan Jaarbeurs 2014

    The Freedom Collections

    Material technology group TenCate will present innovative previews of the possibilities that digital textile finishing will offer during the Kampeer en Caravan Jaarbeurs 2014 in Utrecht. At the experiences pavilion The Freedom Collections, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics will show how this revolutionary technology will give maximum freedom to the design and production of digitally finished cloth qualities for both tents and sun awnings.

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  • TenCate Advanced Composites plan for growth and expansion with UK Centre of Excellence

    growth strategy

    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company, announce plans for the growth and expansion of equipment and facilities at their manufacturing facility in Langley Mill (Nottingham), United Kingdom, as part of their growth strategy. The UK plant will be a centre of excellence for thermoset chemistry systems serving the EMEA region. The substantial investment will bring additional capability and capacity for fabric and UD based products, which are ideally suited to serving existing markets like Formula 1 motorsport, automotive and industrial markets.

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