Belgian Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) has acquired the complete range of Act Global, a US supplier and installer of synthetic turf for sports, landscaping and infrastructural projects.
The acquisition is part of B.I.G.’s aim to develop and create innovative and sustainable flooring and material solutions to enhance the quality of living and working for every generation. In 2021, B.I.G. reported sales of €2.5 billion. Act Global has close to 300 certified fields installed, and holds soccer (FIFA), hockey (FIH) and rugby (WR) certifications. Today B.I.G. is a market leader in the fast-growing padel market, targeting further growth in soccer, hockey and other segments.
CEO Pol Deturck comments: “With the acquisition of Act Global, we not only strengthen our position in the global sports market and extend our manufacturing capabilities in North America, but we also expand our solution portfolio to key landscaping, aviation and landfill markets while boosting its research and development efforts for even more sustainable products in the future.”
Act Global CEO John Baize: “We are thrilled to join the B.I.G. family. Not only do we share the same customer focus, but also our solutions portfolio and teams are very complementary, putting us in an ideal position to continue our success in the sports and other markets.”
Together, B.I.G. and Act Global will integrate their businesses and manufacturing activities over the coming months, ensuring business continuity for customers, partners, suppliers and employees.