As the leading technical institute dedicated to sport surfaces and sport equipment, LABOSPORT provides a comprehensive offer from laboratory testing to on-site diagnosis : a thorough coverage of the sport surface life cycle, for all sports, for all surfaces.
We constantly innovate to improve the overall quality, safety and durability of sport surfaces and equipment. We are passionate to do the best job possible and maintain a flexible approach at all times. Our success relies on our objectivity, our reputation and independence regarding manufacturers, sport federations or any interested third party.
What is our added value to ESSMA?
With over 20 years of experience dedicated to sports surfaces and sports equipment, Labosport will bring a wide technical knowledge and expertise to be shared with other members through its 15 offices in 12 countries around the world.
Innovation is our passion, our company has always invested heavily in Research and Development and and ESSMA might be a perfect place to discuss new technologies.
Products & services
- Technical Consulting
Over the years LABOSPORT has developed a strong multi-disciplinary team with expertise in agronomy, sport performance, chemistry, engineering, and material science.
Our engineers and consultants are known worldwide and support project from iconic stadia to community fields. We understand the needs of players and what is required to produce a quality surface, through a down to earth approach.
- Testing & Certification
Labosport provides a complete offer of lab and field certification services according to :
- National and International Governing Body standards; FIFA (FIFA Quality Manual & Goal Line Technology), World Rugby, IAAF,FIH, ITF, AFL, FIBA etc…
- National and International standards; EN, ISO, ASTM, NFP, BS, CSA, etc…
Labosport has a full range of testing services applicable to all types of sport surfaces: natural and artificial turf (including football, rugby, field hockey, tennis, cricket, lawn-bowls and multi-use), synthetic (including athletics, tennis and multi-use) and indoor sport hall flooring (including badminton, basketball, tennis, volley-ball and futsal), complemented by a unique offer of LABOSPORT proprietary Labels
- Audit & Diagnosis
As a fully inndependent laboratory from manufacturers, sport federations or any interested third party, we provide audit & diagnosis services on any type of surfaces : condition surveys of existing facilities, failure diagnosis/field investigation…
For natural and hybrid turf we have developped the LABOSPORT Scoreplay™, a unique field monitoring service combining sport performance testing and agronomy evalution supported by our multi years experience and records on both activities.
- England Rugby World Cup 2015 - Labosport ScorePlay™
- Liverpool Football Club - Playing surface performance assessment and monitoring during Liverpool’s 2015 tour of Asia and Australia
- English FA, Wembley Stadium, London : Pitch designer, general supervision and quality control of the pitch redevelopment in 2010; ongoing maintenance support to the groundstaff.
- Queensland Racing – Australia : Analysis of Queensland’s major horse racing tracks
- English FA, National Training Centre, St George’s Park, Burton-on-Trent : Assessment of existing poor quality natural grass pitches and specifying remedial/ renovation works, general supervision of the works and ongoing visits during establishment for fine tuning of maintenance programme; ongoing maintenance support to the groundstaff.
- Aviva Stadium, Dublin : Pitch designer, general supervision and quality control of the pitch redevelopment in 2013; ongoing maintenance support to the groundstaff.
- Twickenham Stadium, London - England : Pitch designer, general supervision and quality control of the pitch redevelopment in 2012/13; ongoing maintenance support to the groundstaff.
- City Football Academy, Manchester City FC : Pitch designer, construction supervision and quality control of the training academy redevelopment ongoing project and ongoing maintenance support to the groundstaff. 2014 U20 & 2015 FIFA Women World Cup Canada
- Hong Kong : Natural & Synthetic turf management training
- Toxicology testing on infill materials for Synthetic Turf Council - USA