The founding of Terraplas by Robert Else followed many years as a successful entrepreneur. In a market where Stadiums increasingly needed to utilise their facilities to generate additional revenue from non-sporting events, Robert Else developed the potential for a turf “protection” system as opposed to a turf “cover”. The aim was to enable quick turn-around from sporting to non-sporting events and back again, ie allowing Stadiums to be truly multi-functional whilst maintaining the quality of their playing surface. With over two years of research and development, in conjunction with the professionals who were responsible for the “hallowed” turf at Wembley Stadium in London, Robert was able to discern exactly what the requirements were for a system that would actually protect the turf rather than just covering it. From this he conceived the patented aspects of the original Terraplas product, which have been maintained throughout the whole Terraplas product range. Of course, the market doesn’t stand still and nor did Terraplas. During the years since the original Terraplas product was conceived Robert has used his considerable, and expanding, knowledge to develop other products to address specific aspects of the industry. This has resulted in a range of the highest quality turf protection systems, temporary roadway products and ice conversion covers available today.
There is no question that the experience and expertise Robert Else has in this specialist marketplace is phenomenal.
He is the perceived authority on turf protection with a Worldwide reputation that is second to none!
The recent acquisition by the internationally renowned Checkers Safety Group is a measure of the reputation of Terraplas globally. Now part of this exceptional specialist group Terraplas continues to thrive and grow.