EcoBunker sees rapid growth in past year

By Tania November 6, 2018 17:13 Updated

EcoBunker’s patented technology is welcomed by greenkeepers throughout Asia, Australasia, the US and Europe. They love it because the use of recycled artificial turf requires much less maintenance and therefore less cost than the traditional revetted bunkers, constructed from stacked layers of turf.

In Australia, for example, the company has gone from no business at all 10 months ago to being involved in major construction work on four world famous golf courses and several others that are highly regarded on the continent.

EcoBunkers on a course in Hong Kong were resilient enough to stand up to the recent typhoon, suffering no damage in comparison to the devastation around, as golf bunkers usually suffer under such circumstances.

EcoBunker founder and chief executive Richard Allen, a civil engineer, has a longheld passion for golf course design and an engineer’s mindset. He said: “My light bulb moment came when I saw the form of a roll of used artificial grass, and realised this would work aesthetically and sustainably on my own course in Southerndown in the Vale of Glamorgan. The take up worldwide has been astonishing and with Welsh government support on international trade missions I’ve been able to explore new markets, the latest being in Japan where we are confident of securing a number of new deals.”


By Tania November 6, 2018 17:13 Updated

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