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In an exciting ‘Trans-Tasman’ development, Turfgrass Specialists (TGS) are being acquired by Living Turf, effective April 1st, 2021.

Turfgrass Specialists are a legacy NZ business, with a long history of serving the professional turf market.  Based in Auckland, TGS purchased ‘Evans Turf’ in 2018, further consolidating themselves as an asset to the NZ Turf Industry.  Continued sophistication ensued with TGS licensing the My-Results analytical platform in 2019, and also winning the NZ agency for MATCHplay products.  Part of the 2019 MATCHplay deal included a license for NZ manufacture of Superior Turf Liquids, which are known for their soil enhancing beneficial biology.

Living Turf CEO Rob Cooper says, “We have a long-standing relationship with TGS and its principle Peter Garvey, who has built a great team”.  “We see an exciting opportunity to grow their contribution to the NZ market, and we are pleased to announce that Tony Evans will lead the new entity, as General Manager of Living Turf NZ.”

Other TGS operatives that will transfer to Living Turf include Joe Butler (Senior Territory Manager – Nth Island), Oliver Tong (Consulting Agronomist), Troy Harold (Territory Manager – Auckland), Joe Hollier (Territory Manager – Waikato / Bay of Plenty), Trevor Jackson (Territory Manager – Wellington / Lower Nth Island), and Mike Logan (Customer Service).  As a group, this team have an impressive depth of experience in all aspects of turf management.

This coming together of two great companies, continues the regional rollout of Living Turf’s unique offer – which blends technology, product, irrigation, and agronomy expertise, for professional turf managers.

For more information, please contact Rob Cooper at Living Turf