History

REGUPOL – over 60 years of success

Our history began in 1954, when our company was founded. Since then, it has grown steadily. New products have been developed, new subsidiaries set up and new locations created. Today, REGUPOL is still a family enterprise, with the third and some of the fourth generation currently working in the company management. Ever since our establishment, we have always employed creative, committed and highly motivated staff, whose expertise has always enabled them to propose appropriate solutions for our customers. This is something we are proud of. Take a look at how our company has developed.

Timeline

Incorporation of BSW
August 1954

Incorporation of BSW

Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk GmbH (BSW) Incorporated in Bad Berleburg, Germany.

Production of rebonded foam
September 1954

Production of rebonded foam

Production of rebonded foam — BSW develops a wide range of rebonded foam products. The first plant and offices are built at Hilgenacker, Bad Berleburg.

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Production of rebonded foam — BSW develops a wide range of rebonded foam products. The first plant…

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BSW starts to develop REGUPOL
March 1968

BSW starts to develop REGUPOL

REGUPOL is a resilient, versatile, heavy duty material suitable for a wide range of various applications.

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REGUPOL is a resilient, versatile, heavy duty material suitable for a wide range of various…

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First REGUPOL sports surfaces
June 1969

First REGUPOL sports surfaces

BSW begins to manufacture and sell the first REGUPOL sports surfaces for multipurpose pitches in Germany.

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BSW begins to manufacture and sell the first REGUPOL sports surfaces for multipurpose pitches in…

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BSW starts to export its products
February 1970

BSW starts to export its products

Initial export markets are countries in Central Europe.

Development REGUPOL Elastic Tiles and Interlocking Pavers
May 1970

Development REGUPOL Elastic Tiles and Interlocking Pavers

REGUPOL Elastic Tiles and REGUPOL Interlocking Pavers are developed and first used for children playgrounds.

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REGUPOL Elastic Tiles and REGUPOL Interlocking Pavers are developed and first used for children…

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Product offerings
June 1970

Product offerings

REGUPOL Impact Sound Insulation, and REGUPOL Sports Surfaces are officially launched as product offerings — This is considered the beginning of the REGUPOL era!

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REGUPOL Impact Sound Insulation, and REGUPOL Sports Surfaces are officially launched as product…

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Martial Arts Mats
July 1970

Martial Arts Mats

Sale of the first BSW Tatami Martial Arts Mats.

REGUPOL running track
May 1971

REGUPOL running track

The first REGUPOL running track is installed in Germany.

Construction of Section I
June 1972

Construction of Section I

Construction of Section I of today's REGUPOL Plant in Bad Berleburg-Raumland is completed.

"Olympic Games" in Munich
August 1972

"Olympic Games" in Munich

The first international sports event that involves REGUPOL surfaces: The “Olympic Games“ in Munich.

Installation outside of Germany
June 1974

Installation outside of Germany

The first REGUPOL running tracks are installed outside Germany, in the Philippines and Columbia.

REGUPOL protective layers
January 1980

REGUPOL protective layers

BSW sells the first REGUPOL protective layers for flat roofs (membrane protection).

Acquisition of land and building at Bad Berleburg-Sählingstrasse
April 1981

Acquisition of land and building at Bad Berleburg-Sählingstrasse

The 400,000 sq ft facility (in qm: 40.000) over time becomes home to all of BSW's foam and rebonded foam manufacturing equipment.

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The 400,000 sq ft facility (in qm: 40.000) over time becomes home to all of BSW's foam and rebonded…

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REGUPOL saftey tiles
May 1981

REGUPOL saftey tiles

BSW starts to make and sell the first REGUPOL Safety Tiles.

Anti-slip mats
June 1982

Anti-slip mats

BSW begins selling Anti-Slip Mats.

Bsw starts business with the former soviet union
August 1982

Bsw starts business with the former soviet union

BSW was among the first German companies who pioneered business in what is today Russia. Trustful business relations were built, and maintained with customers in the former East block, oftentimes surviving all political changes.

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BSW was among the first German companies who pioneered business in what is today Russia. Trustful…

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REGUPOL impact sound insulation receives the environmental award "Blauer Engel"
January 1986

REGUPOL impact sound insulation receives the environmental award "Blauer Engel"

Joint venture in the US
July 1989

Joint venture in the US

BSW starts the first manufacturing joint venture in the US.

Everroll gym flooring
May 1990

Everroll gym flooring

The first installation of gym flooring (everroll).

Incorporation of BSW Parks Ltd., Hongkong
October 1991

Incorporation of BSW Parks Ltd., Hongkong

BSW starts to manufacture REGUPOL moulded products in Hongkong for the Far Eastern Market. The company operated until 2004, when it was then sold to a Chinese investor who relocated the company to Mainland China.

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BSW starts to manufacture REGUPOL moulded products in Hongkong for the Far Eastern Market. The…

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Validation of an environmental management system in accordance with EMAS
January 1996

Validation of an environmental management system in accordance with EMAS

Certification of the environmental management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001
January 1999

Certification of the environmental management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001

Incorporation of REGUPOL Australia Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia
August 2000

Incorporation of REGUPOL Australia Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia

After years of selling products to Australia, BSW decidesto start its own subsidiary "down under". REGUPOL Australia Pty Ltd has developed into an important member of the group of companies, often contributing valuable technological input.

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After years of selling products to Australia, BSW decidesto start its own subsidiary "down under". R…

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Development Regufoam
September 2002

Development Regufoam

BSW develops Regufoam, a high-tech open cell polyurethane foam. The material is manufactured in Bad Berleburg, Germany for sound attenuation and vibration isolation purposes. Ever since, this product range is sold worldwide.

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BSW develops Regufoam, a high-tech open cell polyurethane foam. The material is manufactured in Bad…

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The company is awarded the "NRW Efficiency Prize” in the category "Environmentally Compatible Product Design” – presented by NRW environment minister Bärbel Höhn in Düsseldorf
January 2003

The company is awarded the "NRW Efficiency Prize” in the category "Environmentally Compatible Product Design” – presented by NRW environment minister Bärbel Höhn in Düsseldorf

REGUPOL running track
September 2004

REGUPOL running track

The blue REGUPOL running track at “Olympiastadion Berlin” has become a symbol for athletics in Germany, and throughout Europe. In 2009 Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, set his world records on the track.

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The blue REGUPOL running track at “Olympiastadion Berlin” has become a symbol for athletics in…

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“Blauer Engel” eco label awarded to the low-emission wood-based tiles
January 2006

“Blauer Engel” eco label awarded to the low-emission wood-based tiles

Seamless safety surfacing
March 2006

Seamless safety surfacing

Installation of the first seamless safety surfacing by BSW, called "playfix".

Burj Khalifa in Dubai
September 2008

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Dubai is probably the most famous city in the United Arab Emirates, and home to the highest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. This world-famous building has 163 floors, a total height of 829.8 m, and features REGUPOL Impact Sound Insulation.

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Dubai is probably the most famous city in the United Arab Emirates, and home to the highest building…

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Incorporation of REGUPOL America LLC in Lebanon, PA, USA
October 2008

Incorporation of REGUPOL America LLC in Lebanon, PA, USA

After selling its shares to the previous joint venture partner, BSW undertakes a fresh start to serve the markets in North America and Mexico. REGUPOL America is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The company has developed into the second largest member of the group. The team at REGUPOL America is in a position to provide a broad level of industry specific expertise.

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After selling its shares to the previous joint venture partner, BSW undertakes a fresh start to…

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World Championships in Athletics
May 2009

World Championships in Athletics

At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, sprint legend Usain Bolt sets the world record in both the 100m and the 200m dashes on the Blue REGUPOL track at “Olympiastadion Berlin” with blistering times of 9.58 seconds, and 19.19 seconds.

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At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, sprint legend Usain Bolt sets the world record in both…

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Usain Bolt
June 2009

Usain Bolt

BSW signs an advertising contract with Usain Bolt.

BSW acquires another piece of land
April 2010

BSW acquires another piece of land

BSW acquires another 230,000 sq ft (in m2: 23.000) piece of land in Bad Berleburg, Germany to build what is today the Logistic Centre of the company.

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BSW acquires another 230,000 sq ft (in m2: 23.000) piece of land in Bad Berleburg, Germany to build…

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Christian Pöppel
September 2010

Christian Pöppel

Christian Pöppel, M.Sc. joins the Management Team of BSW as Director of Purchasing and Production.

BSW Shanghai Company LTD
April 2011

BSW Shanghai Company LTD

Incorporation of BSW Shanghai Company Ltd in China.

Sebastian Pöppel
January 2012

Sebastian Pöppel

Sebastian Pöppel, LL.M, joins the Management Team of BSW as Director of Business Development for Protective Layers, Load Securement and Sports Mats.

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Sebastian Pöppel, LL.M, joins the Management Team of BSW as Director of Business Development for…

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Elbphilharmonie
February 2013

Elbphilharmonie

The “Elbphilharmonie” is a cultural landmark in the “HafenCity” quarter of Hamburg, Germany. It is one of the largest, and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world. The "Elphi" uses REGUPOL impact sound insulation to ensure the minimization of sound transmission.

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The “Elbphilharmonie” is a cultural landmark in the “HafenCity” quarter of Hamburg, Germany. It is…

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REGUPOL Acoustics Middle East
March 2014

REGUPOL Acoustics Middle East

REGUPOL Acoustics Middle East in Dubai

Niels Pöppel
January 2015

Niels Pöppel

Niels Pöppel, M.Sc., joins the Management Team of BSW as Director of Business Development for Sports and Acoustic Products.

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Niels Pöppel, M.Sc., joins the Management Team of BSW as Director of Business Development for Sports…

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REGUPOL Schweiz AG
March 2015

REGUPOL Schweiz AG

Incorporation of REGUPOL Schweiz AG in Dietikon, Switzerland

The first CO2 balance for REGUPOL based on this year’s value
January 2016

The first CO2 balance for REGUPOL based on this year’s value

Crossfit Games
August 2016

Crossfit Games

REGUPOL becomes the official flooring sponsor of the CrossFit Games.

Peter Sobotta
January 2018

Peter Sobotta

Advertising partnership with Peter Sobotta. The well-known MMA athlete Peter Sobotta is the European advertising partner for Zebra Mats. Sobotta fully supports the product and brand in his training facility.

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Advertising partnership with Peter Sobotta. The well-known MMA athlete Peter Sobotta is the European…

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The second CO2 balance for REGUPOL based on this year’s value
January 2018

The second CO2 balance for REGUPOL based on this year’s value

Advertising partnership with Usain Bolt extended
Mars 2018

Advertising partnership with Usain Bolt extended

For the fourthtime, BSW has extended the advertising deal with Usain Bolt. For REGUPOL, this partnership is almost an affair of the heart. At the 2009 World Athletics Championships, Usain Bolt demonstrated his exceptional ability in setting his world records in both the 100m and the 200m dashes on the blue REGUPOL tartan track at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Only 9 months laterhe and his colleagues from the “Racers Track Club” were training on the very same blue REGUPOL track surfaceon the campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica.

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For the fourthtime, BSW has extended the advertising deal with Usain Bolt. For REGUPOL, this…

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Kevin Rutkowski
April 2018

Kevin Rutkowski

Testimonial with Kevin Rutkowski. Kevin is a tracer and parkour coach, and is a huge fan of BSW’s seamless safety flooring and the 600 m², in the Parkour area at the “Zollverein” ex-coking plant in Essen, Germany. It is “Ruhrgebiet’s” largest parkour facility, and a popular training and socialising place for Parkour enthusiasts.

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Testimonial with Kevin Rutkowski. Kevin is a tracer and parkour coach, and is a huge fan of BSW’s…

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Our customers trust us
May 2018

Our customers trust us

One thing is certain, the customer relationships that have existed for decades show that our partners trust us. A good example is our long-time relationship with Descol in Deventer, Netherlands (commonly  known as SIKA Descol). This relationship has lasted more than half-a-century, and has mutual benefits. At the last FSB trade show BSW and “Descol” celebrated their outstanding relationship.

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One thing is certain, the customer relationships that have existed for decades show that our…

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REGUPOL Zebra Athletics LLC
June 2018

REGUPOL Zebra Athletics LLC

Incorporation of REGUPOL Zebra Athletics LLC in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The company sells BSW's portfolio of sport mats, primarily into the martial arts industry in North America.

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Incorporation of REGUPOL Zebra Athletics LLC in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The company sells BSW's…

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REGUPOL and Jamaica
September 2018

REGUPOL and Jamaica

One of the best surfaces for the best Jamaican athletes. Since the installation of Bolt’s blue track, REGUPOL technicians have constructed a total of 7 REGUPOL tartan tracks in Jamaica, including the one at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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One of the best surfaces for the best Jamaican athletes. Since the installation of Bolt’s blue…

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Anniversary
January 2019

Anniversary

65 years of BSW

REGUPOL sports flooring is in 142 of 194 nations
February 2019

REGUPOL sports flooring is in 142 of 194 nations

When people are asked what comes to mind when they think of REGUPOL, many think of "sports flooring", primarily because of the countless installations BSW has done in gyms and sports facilities all over the world. From the school sports hall to the international arena of World Championships and Olympic Games, athletes and operators trust in the quality and reputation of REGUPOL. Many REGUPOL surfaces have pioneered solutions in the athletic and sports world, making BSW one of the market leaders world-wide. In addition to sports floors, BSW serves a wide range of markets including winter sports floors, exhibition floors, sports hall floors, climbing hall floors, fall protection floors, and also floors for shooting ranges.

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When people are asked what comes to mind when they think of REGUPOL, many think of "sports…

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Helping kids feels safe on playgrounds
March 2019

Helping kids feels safe on playgrounds

Whether it's fall protection tiles or seamless fall protection flooring, children can feel safe on our surfaces that have been tested, and are DIN/EU-certified fall protection. The playground at the Georg Henri Park in Brussels, Belgium is an example of a successful fall protection project featuring our floor. Through creative colour design choices and three-dimensional construction, our flooring is an impressive achievement.

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Whether it's fall protection tiles or seamless fall protection flooring, children can feel safe on…

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The REGUPOL-family is growing.
April 2019

The REGUPOL-family is growing.

In recent years, there have been significant additions to the REGUPOL family of companies, most recently including REGUPOL Zebra Athletics, the leading supplier of martial arts mats in the USA and Canada.

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In recent years, there have been significant additions to the REGUPOL family of companies, most…

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Our success model is simple
May 2019

Our success model is simple

We employ creative, dedicated, experienced, and highly motivated employees that have the ability to offer suitable solutions to our clients. Our people are what has made REGUPOL what it is today, a successful global organization with 65 years of success. Our customers know this too. Independent surveys have shown that our employees – their competence, their professionalism and their commitment – are among the most important reasons why our customers decide to buy REGUPOL products. We are confident, that with our team, we will be able to provide the best possible solutions now and in the future.

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We employ creative, dedicated, experienced, and highly motivated employees that have the ability to…

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Advertising partnership
June 2019

Advertising partnership

Advertising partnership with princess Nathalie in Bad Berleburg. REGUPOL equestrian floors have been installed in Princess Nathalie’s horse stables for a long time. She becomes a brand ambassador for REGUPOL, alongside Usain Bolt and other sports stars. 

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Advertising partnership with princess Nathalie in Bad Berleburg. REGUPOL equestrian floors have been…

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REGUPOL is a family business
July 2019

REGUPOL is a family business

In 1954, the “Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk” was founded by Karl Pöppel and Carl Schneider. Currently, the 3rd, and even parts of the 4th generation of the Pöppel family are part of the senior management. The long-term commitment of the employees is a goal of the company management, and always has been. Many employees have been working here in a family atmosphere since their apprenticeship, further solidifying the "at home" comfort of a "big family".

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In 1954, the “Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk” was founded by Karl Pöppel and Carl Schneider. Currently,…

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Official sports flooring for the CrossFit Games.
August 2019

Official sports flooring for the CrossFit Games.

Our gym flooring has been the official sports flooring for the CrossFit Games since 2017. The CrossFit Competition has been held on our gym flooring for ten years already. Our subsidiary REGUPOL America and CrossFit, Inc., have had a close relationship since, which was ultimately solidified through a sponsorship agreement.

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Our gym flooring has been the official sports flooring for the CrossFit Games since 2017. The…

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LAZ Puma Rhein-Sieg
January 2020

LAZ Puma Rhein-Sieg

Already in 2018, REGUPOL renovated the worn-out running track at the Walter-Mundorf-Stadium in Siegburg, Germany: Training centre of the LAZ, that was founded in 2004. Since that time, we have sponsored the annual meeting on Pentecost that is organized by the track and field club. Long-term cooperation was the next logical step for both sides. The contract is for an initial period of four years and was signed by both parties in December 2019.
 

Thomas Eickmann, the athletic director and coach of the LAZ Puma Rhein-Sieg, expressed his satisfaction with the new sponsoring partner: “I could not have wanted a better partner than REGUPOL to renovate our running track. From planning to construction and beyond: Great team, fast track!”

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Already in 2018, REGUPOL renovated the worn-out running track at the Walter-Mundorf-Stadium in…

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NRW Environmental Economy Award
December 2020

NRW Environmental Economy Award

REGUPOL has been acting in an environmentally friendly and resource-saving manner for almost 70 years and is one of the three winners of the NRW Environmental Economy Award.

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REGUPOL has been acting in an environmentally friendly and resource-saving manner for almost 70…

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REGUPOL school project on sustainability for schoolchildren in Bad Berleburg
January 2021

REGUPOL school project on sustainability for schoolchildren in Bad Berleburg

REGUPOL school project on sustainability for schoolchildren in Bad Berleburg

Top Team Thüringen and REGUPOL
January 2021

Top Team Thüringen and REGUPOL

REGUPOL is sponsor of the „Top Teams Thüringen“

Top Team Thüringen and REGUPOL are joining forces to promote athletics in Thuringia. In January 2021 a sponsoring agreement has been signed.

Erfurt’s two most important sports venues, especially for top class sport, are the Steigerwald stadium and the Hartwig-Gauder Hall. Both venues are equipped with the fast REGUPOL running tracks.

The ambassadors for this link are top sprinter Julian Wagner along with his trainer Tobias Schneider.

Both Julian Wagner and Tobias Schneider are delighted with “Top Team Thüringen” and the sports infrastructure: “The togetherness in the group and the fast REGUPOL tracks provide the best conditions for achieving great things.”

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REGUPOL is sponsor of the „Top Teams Thüringen“

Top Team Thüringen and REGUPOL are joining forces to…

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Official track supplier der european championships munich 2022
August 2022

Official track supplier der european championships munich 2022

REGUPOL is the Official Track Supplier for the European Championships Munich 2022. From 11th to 21st August 2022, the multi-sport European Championships are being held in Munich.

Exactly 50 years after the 1972 Olympic Games, the European Championships in 9 different sports are being held at the same venue. On a brand new REGUPOL running track.

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REGUPOL is the Official Track Supplier for the European Championships Munich 2022. From 11th to 21st…

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