GTM have placed orders to the value of £2.8m with SRL to supply the latest innovation in portable traffic lights. The new range, called Eurolight® comes with a mixture of traffic, pedestrian and ADS (Adaptive Detection System). The benefits are that the intelligent ADS lights reduce congestion by learning and constantly adapting to real-time traffic movement. The ADS lights make automatic adjustments of ‘green’ times using machine learning algorithms, obtained through radar detectors. As well as operating on a standard 2 phase traffic light system, they can be used for up to 4 phase systems.
Daryl Cheetham, executive director at GTM explained: “We’re investing in industry leading technologies. Clients are looking for solutions which reduce congestion whilst works are carried out and want to ensure public safety. We’ve seen results showing journey times at road works significantly improve with Eurolight®. The hi-tech lights protect the safety of operatives on site and are cost efficient. Added benefits include enhanced public perception – removing potential complaints from pedestrians and motorists”.
Malcolm Johnstone, Hire Division managing director at SRL said: “For many years we’ve worked closely with GTM to deliver our portfolio of products, both hire and purchase. Most recently, we were pleased to deliver our biggest ever combined order of Eurolight®, to be delivered over twelve months to GTM. We believe the key to our successful partnership is SRL’s ability to offer quality product balanced with a dependable, reliable service. It’s a privilege to partner with GTM.”
Peter Almond, Manufacturing Division managing director at SRL stated, “Over many years the strong, friendly partnership we’ve developed with the team at GTM means we really understand their strategic objectives and the products they need to achieve them. Safety and dependability are top priorities and SRL’s ability to supply robust, reliable products backed-up with a four year guarantee and comprehensive servicing package was instrumental in securing this order. Our relationship has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months and we look forward to even greater things in the months and years to come.”
The Network Plus group of companies, which includes Go Traffic Management, are delighted to have appointed Charlie Cornish as non-executive chairman with effect from 1 January 2021.
Charlie was appointed Chief Executive of Manchester Airport Group (MAG) in 2010 and will continue in this role whilst providing impartial support and guidance to the fast-growing Network Plus business.
Charlie brings more than 30 years of utility and infrastructure sector experience to Network Plus. Prior to joining MAG, Charlie was a senior Director at United Utilities (UU). Roles included Managing Director for Utility Solutions, a UU business with operations in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia and the Philippines. Previously he worked for a number of manufacturing and service companies including Plessey Telecommunications, British Aerospace and ABF.
Dan Holland, Joint Chief Executive of Network Plus said: “We are really looking forward to Charlie joining us and benefitting from his broad experience and knowledge.
Network Plus has ambitious plans to grow our business by safely providing a great service to our customers and by expanding the range of activities we deliver. This appointment will help strengthen the depth of knowledge within our leadership team for the benefit of everyone we serve.”
Commenting on this announcement, Charlie Cornish said “I look forward to working with the Network Plus leadership team to help shape the successful delivery of the company’s strategy for growth. It’s an exciting time for the business, the future is looking really positive.”