Chicago—Gerflor, Gerflor USA’s France-based parent company, recently renewed its contract with The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)—extending the organizations’ partnership for 2017-2020.
Gerflor, which was the official flooring supplier for FIVB’s volleyball competitions from 1997 to 2000, became FIVB’s regular partner in in 2005. The company’s Taraflex flooring has been selected for successive Olympic Games from Montreal in 1976 to Rio de Janeiro in 2016 for indoor sports, including volleyball, handball, badminton and table tennis.
“Gerflor is proud to continue its collaboration with FIVB,” said Benjamin Bachman, managing director of Gerflor USA. “It’s a privilege to provide all volleyball players, from novice athletes to veteran professionals, with sports flooring that meets the highest standards in safety and performance. Our organizations share a commitment to teamwork, innovation and achievement, and we look forward to yet another exciting partnership cycle.”
Gerflor was present in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 for its 11th successive Olympics, providing the flooring for the volleyball tournament at the Maracanãzinho Arena, marking 40 years of Olympic tradition.