Customers of Highway Care's maintenance and traffic management vehicles can now take advantage of a ground-breaking after sales opportunity, thanks to a new, strategic partnership with fast-growing Aftercare Response. Customers for Highway Care’s light arrow and crash cushion packages are being offered extended, three-year warranty cover, and comprehensive service support which includes round-the-clock breakdown assistance.
It is the first time that a manufacturer of road safety equipment of this kind has been prepared to back its products for such a lengthy period – the industry standard is a 12-month warranty.
Key to Highway Care’s confidence in doing so now is the expert, timely back-up which its customers can expect to receive from Aftercare Response’s team of 50 field-based engineers. It is they who will deliver the new maintenance and repair programme, which comprises scheduled six-monthly services and emergency 24/7/365 breakdown cover.
The engineers have undergone full product training at Highway Care locations in Kent, on Merseyside and in the Midlands, on its Safe-Stop™ 90 HD crash cushions, light arrow and lorry-mounted crash cushion (LMCC) packages.
LMCC systems are designed to minimise the effects of a vehicle colliding with a maintenance truck. By absorbing energy from impacts they help to protect occupants, while also dramatically reducing damage to vehicles, and in some cases preventing it altogether.
Coincidentally, both Highway Care, which operates from headquarters in Maidstone, Kent, and the West Midlands-based Bevan Group – of which Aftercare Response is a part – have been celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year.
Phil Jeeves, Commercial Manager – Mobile Traffic Products (MTP), joined Highway Care earlier this year and is keen to develop the products and services offered by his department. "As well as leading the industry in our commitment to delivering safety with integrity, we strive to add value for our customers,” he says. "Our manufacturer-approved, three-year warranty and service package does just that. It is highly cost-effective and can only reinforce our reputation for innovation.”