1. February 2021
Hungarian Athletics Federation and CONICA AG sign cooperation agreement
The Swiss company CONICA is one of the world’s leading suppliers of athletics running tracks. Now the company has negotiated a cooperation agreement with the Hungarian Athletics Federation. Both parties want to benefit from their know-how and experience. First and foremost, the track producer and the federation would like to cooperate in the field of athletics track research and development. The aim is to equip selected stadiums in Hungary with state-of-the-art running tracks by the 19th World Athletics Championships in 2023.
Miklos Gyulai, President of the Hungarian Athletics Association (Magyar Atlétikai Szövetség , MASZ), is looking forward to the cooperation: “CONICA as a company is an absolute expert in the area of running tracks. It has been proven often enough that athletes perform at their best on a CONICA surface – most recently when Joshua Cheptegei broke the world record over 5000 meters on a CONIPUR Vmax track at the Herculis Diamond League Meeting in Monaco in 2020. The quality of the material is easy on the athletes’ foot and leg muscles, and the technology is designed to make them faster. We, as host of World Championship 2023, are very happy and grateful that CONICA has joined us as supporter”, says Miklos Gyulai.
Insights thanks to close collaboration between athletes and R&D
“On the part of CONICA, we are pleased to have entered into another partnership with a large and successful athletic association. Getting feedback from athletes and coaches directly from the running track is of tremendous importance for our R&D. We look forward to a long-term and fruitful collaboration,” said Julio Fernando Fadel, Head of Marketing & Communication.
CONICA has been developing and producing innovative seamless flooring solutions based on polyurethane and epoxy resins for sports, games, leisure as well as other sectors for over 40 years. CONICA is one of the world’s market leaders and innovation drivers in this field. The user-oriented requirements for technical and sports functional performance as well as usability while guaranteeing health aspects of the material itself and for the user are the focus of product development.