British firm ties up with Trans Metalite India for road repair

Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Britain’s Hitex International Group and Indias’ Trans Metalite India have entered into a partnership to offer road maintenance, safety and marking solutions for the Indian market, a statement said on Monday.

The two companies have set-up a manufacturing plant at Bawal in Haryana, where they will continue their work to address the challenges of road repair and maintenance in India with a view to developing solutions to tackle these challenges, said the statement by the British High Commission.

This includes arresting cracks and potholes, developing anti-skid treatments, and extra-bright and longer-lasting retro-reflective road markings.

“This partnership between the British company and Indian company celebrates the spirit of Great for Collaboration and Make in India, an exciting new campaign that inspires new partnerships and highlights the scale of the UK’s commitment to India. We are glad that the UK can use its expertise to provide solutions for road maintenance in India,” Anthony Cooper, first secretary, trade and investment, at the high commission said in a statement.

Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Make in India’ campaign aimed to boost indigenous industrialisation, Britain rolled out the ‘Great for Collaboration’ campaign which sought greater cooperation between Indian and British companies on a range of sectors.

“Forcing a product or system of working from Europe into the Indian market and infrastructure network was doomed to fail. To that end we sought a partner here in India that could enable this to happen and were very lucky to begin working with Trans Metalite India,” said Hitex International’s group commercial director Finn Goff.

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