Highway Care Ltd invests, taking INSTABOOM to the Global stage

April 2020

Solar Gates UK (inventors of the pioneering INSTABOOM and SOSEC solar barriers) are delighted to announce they have joined forces with Highway Care Ltd. The two companies share the same values and directions and can see a united vision for the future. Highway Care took a 30% shareholding of the company on Monday 27th May 2020.

"The interdependent working relationship goes back some years, when HWC assisted us in the redevelopment of the SOSEC range of solar powered barriers for construction sites to make them suitable for the highways market." explains Neil Sampson, Managing Director, Solar Gates UK Ltd.

Last year saw the launch of the innovative INSTABOOM mobile solar barrier, which has rapidly shown itself to be a hugely successful solar security road safety product. in 2019, INSTABOOM was awarded Safety Innovation of the Year by Highways England and promoted as a safety solution in the Raising The Bar videos as an anti-incursion measure.

With Highway Cares’ expertise and hire experience within the Highways market, the joint venture will see the INSTABOOM brand promoted into news areas and other Global territories. Furthermore, Solar Gates' long standing position as UK distributor and integrator for Italian O&O with their range of crash tested, PAS68, rising bollards allows HWC access to a market leading and cost effective range of automated security products to complement their existing anti-terrorist division.

Antony Butcher, Managing Director, Highway Care comments, “We are delighted to become business partners with Solar Gates UK, who we have worked with for a number of years. This key stake-holding adds yet another string to our bow in being able to offer an all-round solution for highways – from product through to installation, from barrier to highway maintenance and security products, all with safety front of mind. This alliance will also give us the opportunity to capitalise on Highway Care’s international presence to expand sales of these innovative solutions globally. It is an exciting time for both companies, and we look forward to working closely with Solar Gates UK.”

‘It is an honour to be working with Highway Care. Over the last few years’, their extensive connections in the highways sector have boosted our sales of the SOSEC brand. They have also provided valuable input that has allowed product development as we took the SOSEC product for construction and evolved it INSTABOOM for highways. We look forward to seeing the INSTABOOM brand move into new territories outside the UK and developing a strong, successful and cohesive relationship with our new partner’ Neil Sampson concludes.