Mapei is very proud to announce a new partnership with the governing body for the sport of netball across the state – Netball Victoria.
The new partnership, commencing at the start of 2018, will see a three-year commitment initially, with both parties’ hopeful this will continue long-term.
Founded in Milan in 1937, Mapei is one of the main producers of adhesives for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings and is also specialised in other chemical products used in the building industry, such as grouts and sealants, waterproofing products, special mortars and much more.
Mapei’s National Product Manager – Sports Line, Neil McIntosh, said this significant new partnership extends the brand’s involvement in sport.
“Mapei has been a sponsor and supporter of sport globally for many years and is proud of our involvement with a variety of sports including soccer, cycling, basketball, tennis and now specifically netball here in Australia,” said McIntosh.
“We see this partnership as a significant step in supporting all aspects of the sport of netball in Victoria and more broadly across the country. This includes focusing on the safety of all players and officials by providing cutting-edge solutions to assist in the creation of playing surfaces that are tailored to suit the sport and deliver on its performance requirements.
Netball Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King said Mapei joining the Netball Victoria family is an exciting opportunity for our sport.
“Mapei products are known for their performance and quality and we are very pleased to be partnering with this industry leader,” said King.
Mapei boasts 73 manufacturing plants in 33 countries and 81 subsidiaries in 54 countries including a state of the art manufacturing facility in Brisbane, Australia. Their Brisbane facility includes a Colour Mapping Laboratory that specialises in producing special court colours ‘on request’. The Mapei Group has over 80 years of technical expertise with Mapei also celebrating 25 years in Australia in early 2018.
As a leading manufacturer of acrylic and resin surfaces for Netball, Tennis, Multipurpose Courts, Walkways, Cycling Paths and Urban Projects, Mapei recognise this partnership with ‘Netball Victoria’ as a significant step in ensuring the ongoing branding of the Mapei name including the ‘Mapecoat TNS’ product range amongst the sporting community.
On the 1 January 2018, Mapei and ‘Netball Victoria’ will commence a new chapter where Mapei is not only looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership but also becoming a Technical Partner to assist in the identification of the best technical solutions for the installation of Mapei acrylic product systems for Netball Courts.