Hitex International, a leading global provider of road safety and surfacing solutions, has introduced the Puma range of modified MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) high friction surfacing and road marking materials. Quicker and easier to apply, they allow contractors to control the curing process to suit the available workforce, speeding up highway works and reducing traffic congestion. Read more

South Lanarkshire Council has deployed the industry’s first fully demountable road marking bodies. Developed by Somerford Equipment, the UK’s leading manufacturer of road marking and road surfacing vehicles and equipment, the demountable bodies were ordered as part of a major ongoing fleet replacement programme being carried out by Kerr & Smith, the Glasgow-based Iveco dealer. Read more

Oxford City Council is updating its highways maintenance fleet after awarding Somerford Equipment a contract to supply a new screed vehicle. The new vehicle was ordered as part of a rolling replacement programme to update assets that have reached the end of their operational life and are no longer cost effective to keep on the road. It will enhance the council’s ability to provide a rapid and efficient response to all highway lining requirements within the Oxford ring road area. Read more

Expolink, the leading UK-based provider of outsourced whistleblowing hotlines, has published the results of its bi-annual benchmarking survey revealing how organisations and their employees are using its services. This is the first of an ongoing series of reports based on data and feedback from Expolink’s clients that span all industry sectors and territories. The results provide insight on developments and changes in corporate governance and will enable organisations to better assess their own compliance requirements. Read more

VisBox Technologies (VBT), a leading UK-based developer of surveillance and video transmission solutions, has introduced a new wireless video link system. The HD-SDI HDMI-based link delivers full 1080p HD uncompressed video at clear line-of-sight ranges of up to 300-700 metres with virtually no delay. The transmitter weighs just 224g making it suitable for use in a wide range of broadcast and security applications including point to point video links, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and robotic systems. Read more

Expolink, the leading Wiltshire-based provider of multi-channel contact centre services, has been awarded a contract by Dometic UK to provide first line telephone support for customers using the company’s comprehensive range of accessories for camping, caravanning and motorhomes. Dometic UK is part of the Dometic Group, a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the recreational vehicle, automotive, truck and marine markets. Read more

L&R Roadlines, one of the UK’s leading road marking and surfacing contractors, has been awarded a major contract to become a key supply chain partner to Costain, the lead contractor for the £192 million Highways England A556 improvement scheme. The project will see a new 4.5 mile dual carriageway running between Junction 19 of the M6 near Knutsford and Junction 7 of the M56 near Bowdon where improvements will also be made. Read more

Thorcom Systems, a leading provider of mobile data and incident dispatch systems, has introduced Mobilize® CFR, an innovative mobilisation solution for Community First Responders. It comprises an Android app and a managed internet gateway service that delivers mobilisation instructions, status updates and local navigation, enabling emergency service organisations to improve communications with Community First Responders, extend coverage and, at up to 50% of the cost of traditional solutions, achieve significant savings. Read more

Hitex International, a leading global provider of road safety and surfacing solutions, has announced that it has achieved full BBA certification for three new rapid road repair products. TexPatch and TexBand Solo are new fill and over-band products designed to seal and repair potholes, cracks, seams and joints to prevent further road surface deterioration. As well as being quick and easy to install, they can be trafficked in minutes to speed up the repair process, minimise disruption and reduce traffic management costs. Read more

Pittman Traffic & Safety Equipment Ltd, a leading supplier of traffic and safety equipment to UK and Europe, has introduced a new range of HGV and bus parking blocks. Quick and easy to install, they are available in rubber or steel and will reduce the incidence of damage to buildings caused by commercial vehicles of every size, up to the largest HGVs, in a wide range of environments including warehousing, factories, garages and construction sites. Read more