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SigmaRoc link up with Lindsay Corporation

Road Zipper System

Companies enter into partnership for production and marketing of the Road Zipper System traffic-management solution

AIM-quoted buy-and-build construction materials group SigmaRoc plc have announced a partnership with Lindsay Corp., a leading US-based global manufacturer and distributor of infrastructure equipment and technology, for the exclusive licensing of their EN-compliant Road Zipper System.

Consisting of T-shaped moveable barriers that are connected to form a continuous wall, the system is used worldwide and accepted by many highways agencies, including Highways England.

Utilizing a conveyor wheel system, the Road Zipper System can reposition the barrier at up to 10km/h, creating a moveable ‘zipper lane’ that combines the safety standards of permanent concrete barriers with the flexibility of traffic cones.

Permanent uses include iconic locations such as the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and Auckland Harbour Bridge, for safe traffic management during peak hours. Temporary uses have included construction management on the in the Sevenoaks bypass in Kent, where the traffic delays were reduced significantly.

SigmaRoc say the Road Zipper System is a natural addition to the products offered by their wholly-owned subsidiary Poundfield Products Ltd, complementing their patented retaining walls and expertise in delivering high-performance projects with local barrier production.

SigmaRoc expect to work with Highway Care Ltd, leveraging their expertise in installation and maintenance of the Road Zipper System.

Michael Roddy, managing director of SigmaPPG, commented: ‘I’m excited by the opportunity that the Road Zipper System brings to not only our business, but also our customers as we continue to drive ‘Innovation in Concrete’.

‘We are already in discussions with existing and potential new clients and see this as being a new approach for the UK in optimizing national infrastructure and ensuring safety on roads for users and contractors alike.’

Max Vermorken, chief executive officer of SigmaRoc, added: ‘This new international partnership again shows how we are embracing innovation and partnerships; utilizing our skills and assets to develop new business opportunities and revenue streams.

‘We look forward to making a success of the Road Zipper System and continuing on our strategy of Invest, Improve, Integrate.’

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