Protecting People

TenCate focuses on the growing demand for protection of people and their living and working environments. The worldwide trends towards ‘safety and protection’ and ‘sustainability and the environment’ serve as the focal points of the protective solutions which TenCate provides. The four market themes are In transit, In habitats, At work and During leisure.

  • Healthy growth 2016 Royal TenCate

    Koninklijke Ten Cate B.V. (Royal TenCate) realized 2016 revenues of € 1,178 million (2015: € 1,159 million). EBITDA (before exceptional items) amounted to € 126.7 million (2015: € 97.7 million). 

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  • India and the Netherlands to co-create a sustainable sports ecosystem

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    In a bilateral partnership between the Indian Government, the Dutch Government and a Dutch consortium of companies working under the organisation Dutch Sports Infrastructure, India and the Netherlands today launched the Colourfield concept at JLN Stadium in New Delhi.

  • Out now: txtures Winter 2016

    Cover txtures Winter 2016

    The Winter edition 2016 of txtures is available - from 6 December in hard copy and already here in PDF and in summaries.

  • TenCate sells interest in Edel Grass B.V.

    TenCate intends to alienate its since 2008 existing 50% interest in Edel Grass B.V. – a producer and supplier of synthetic turf sports systems and landscaping products in the European market – to Oranjewoud Realisatie Holding B.V., a subsidiary of Oranjewoud NV. In the opinion of the parties involved it is in the interest of Edel Grass that the shares are held by one shareholder. The expectation is justified that the transaction will be fully completed by the end of 2016. Financial details are not provided.

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  • Out now: txtures autumn 2016

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    The autumn edition of txtures in 2016 focuses on global water issues and possible solutions with geosynthetics. Other articles deal with our performance materials, geotextiles for building bridges and the Box full of hopes and dreams©.

  • Frank Spaan intended successor Eef Bos as CFO of TenCate

    Eef Bos has decided to step down as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TenCate as of 1 October 2016.
    The Supervisory Board has the intention to nominate Frank Spaan for appointment as his successor by the General Meeting of Shareholders as per 1 October 2016.

  • Appointment Jan Albers chairman of the Executive Board Royal Ten Cate

    During the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Royal Ten Cate in Almelo on Thursday, 25 August 2016, Mr J.H.L. (Jan) Albers (1952) was appointed member and chairman of the Executive Board, with the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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  • TenCate Grass appoints Michael Vogel as global group director

    As per 1 September 2016 Michael Vogel has been appointed as global group director for TenCate Grass. As former CEO of Ammeraal Beltech, Mr. Vogel successfully implemented a growth strategy leading the company into its next development phase. Furthermore, he has held several other leading positions in internationally operating industrial companies.

  • TenCate Advanced Armor appoints former Oshkosh Defense president John Urias as member of the Advisory Board

    TenCate Advanced Armor (TCAA) is pleased to announce that John M. Urias has joined TCAA’s Advisory Board. Prior to this appointment, he led Oshkosh Corporation’s global defense segment, including all tactical wheeled vehicle programs, product development, and vehicle life-cycle sustainment services.

  • GreenFields’ new synthetic turf performs more like grass and could reduce leg injuries


    GreenFields, the world leader in synthetic field systems, continues to lead the market in product innovation by introducing a safer synthetic playing surface called GreenFields® MX 3 STAR. GreenFields President Guido Vliegen states, “GreenFields® MX 3 STAR feels like real turf and our laboratory testing strongly suggests that it will have a significant impact on decreasing the number of lower leg injuries that players experience on synthetic turf.”

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  • Broomfield City and County Commons Park gets GreenFields® MX turf system, the newest technology in sports turf

    Broomfield City

    The newly completed Championship Field at Broomfield City and County Commons Park now showcases some of the newest technology GreenFields has to offer with their innovative GreenFields® MX turf system. Academy Sports Turf LLC based in Englewood, Colorado, partnered with GreenFields USA to install the new GreenFields® MX woven synthetic turf system. The new championship multipurpose pitch is the first woven field in the Rocky Mountain region. GreenFields sets the bar with groundbreaking sports systems for athletes, worldwide, like in Colorado.

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  • Field in a box on Scheveningen beach during 2016 Olympic Experience

    Olympic Experience Den Haag 2016

    During the 2016 Olympic Experience on the beach of Scheveningen, the Netherlands, Field in a box™ will be shown to the visiting public as the Box full of hopes & dreams©.

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  • txtures summer 2016

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    The summer edition this year of txtures is available: 52 pages with articles regarding the use of composite materials in aircraft and for personal protection, protective fabrics in work wear and geosynthetics for infrastructure and monitoring of structures.

  • The Fire Watch

    The Firewatch

    In 1642 Rembrandt van Rijn completed his world famous painting The Night Watch (De Nachtwacht). Following the decision of the Twente Fire Brigade to purchase new turnout gear based on TenCate Millenia™ came the idea for the Fire Watch (De Brandwacht). 

  • TenCate Advanced Composites celebrate the opening of their European Centre of Excellence for thermoset composite materials

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    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company, celebrate the inaugural opening of their extended facility at Langley Mill (Nottingham), United Kingdom, the European Centre of Excellence for thermoset prepreg systems.

  • TPRC Fokker and TenCate jointly win JEC Innovation Award for smart recycling of thermoplastic composites for aeronautics

    TPRC, Fokker and TenCate win JEC Innovation Award aeronautics

    The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in partnership with the Fokker business unit of GKN and TenCate Advanced Composites have jointly won the JEC 2016 Innovation award for Aeronautics with their Carbon / PPS (C/PPS) leading edge access door panel, made utilizing recycled thermoplastic composites.

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