The family-owned surface treatment solutions business Kiely Bros will show off brand new solutions for repairing potholes and surfacing during the LCRIG Innovation Festival in Newark this week.
The new Multipatcher machine enables a single driver to patch, seal, and repair damaged roads without the need for additional personnel.
Featuring a remotely operated patching boom at the front and an in-cab adjustable chip spreader at the rear, the Multipatcher enables efficient repair of potholes, sealing of strips, and restoration of half widths of carriageways. By eliminating the need for workers to be on the carriageway, under the costly full traffic management setup, temporary road repairs can be conducted swiftly and safely.
Thanks to its exceptional speed, the Multipatcher can patch approximately 30 metres of road in under three minutes. This allows Kiely Bros to offer a ‘find a fix’ matrix, maximising output within contracted timeframes. The onboard CPU stores valuable data such as material usage, GPS locations for auditing, and before/after images for invoicing, all overlaid on a mapping service.
Suitable for use on all road types, the Multipatcher represents a groundbreaking engineering achievement that has generated significant anticipation. Kiely Bros has announced the arrival of their first Multipatcher this month for road trials, heralding a new era of efficient and effective road maintenance.
Kiely GlassMark is a surface solution crafted from 100% recycled industrial and consumer-grade glass, available in various sizes similar to traditional aggregates. With the UK’s local authorities declaring a climate emergency, Kiely GlassMark offers an eco-friendly alternative to conventional proprietary mined aggregate-based coloured surface materials.
The glass undergoes a secondary process that involves mixing, colouring, and drying, rendering it ready for application. With a comprehensive Pantone matching service, the coloured product can be applied by hand or machine in various settings, including hard shoulders, cycle paths, parking/charging bays, and pedestrian crossings. Its translucent properties provide a brighter, longer-lasting, and aesthetically superior finish, reducing the need for frequent remedial works—a significant advantage for organisations working within tight budgets.
Kiely is a Main Sponsor at the LCRIG Innovation Festival on 4 and 5 July at the Newark Showground. The company is sponsoring the Bridges and Structures Category in the Innovation Awards.
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