Gerflor and the International Volleyball Federation Extend Partnership | Athletic Business

Gerflor and the International Volleyball Federation Extend Partnership

Source: Gerflor USA

World-renowned flooring manufacturer remains official sports floor supplier for 2017-2020

CHICAGO (December 2016) — Gerflor USA, a leader in resilient sports floor manufacturing, announced that its France-based parent company, Gerflor, 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 – the most widely used sports flooring in the world – 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's innovative and state-of-the-art flooring provides the FIVB's competitions with the best surfaces for the world's top athletes to compete on at the highest level,” FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said. “The FIVB is proud to renew its partnership with Gerflor, which will play a key role as the federation looks ahead to important milestones including the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Japan 2018, FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Italy/Bulgaria 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games."

Gerflor provides flooring for the world's top volleyball nations; its products are known by players and coaches for performance and safety. Recognized for its emphasis on innovation, Gerflor guarantees athletes of all levels the most outstanding, safest surface to play on.

“Gerflor is proud to continue its collaboration with FIVB. 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,” noted Benjamin Bachman, managing director of Gerflor USA. “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.

About Gerflor USA

Gerflor USA provides specialized resilient flooring solutions for designers, installers and facility managers who want on-trend, sustainable, durable flooring products. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation, design forward products and manufacturing capabilities are why Gerflor is an international leader in the flooring industry. Gerflor is available in 100 countries around the globe with more than 3,000 employees. The company has a proven commitment to sustainability with an excellent environmental record, which includes whole life cycle performance, full compliance with ISO 14001 standards and FloorScore™ certification. Find Gerflor USA on social media: Gerflor USA for FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Pinterest. For more information, visit, call 877-437-3567 or email

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