The FIFA Quality Programme introduced the Preferred Producer initiative for football turf in 2009, and since then FIFA has had extended cooperation agreements with football turf manufacturers that fulfil additional criteria in comparison to other licensees.
In 2011, the number of FIFA Preferred Producers was increased to nine, up from the initial five, and once again nine companies will be part of the FIFA Preferred Producer initiative in the upcoming period. FIFA has successfully extended its cooperation agreements with eight companies, whereas another has made the step up from licensee to FIFA Preferred Producer. CCGrass will be the first China-based manufacturer with the title of FIFA Preferred Producer.
The FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf is looking forward to working with the following nine FIFA Preferred Producers over the course of the next two years:
Act Global, CCGrass, Edel Grass, FieldTurf Inc., Greenfields B.V., Limonta Sport S.P.A., Polytan|STI, Saltex Oy and Team Sports Australia.