Stopper Specialists team up with Picote

08 Nov

Stopper Specialists, the UK's leading supplier of pipe stoppers and pressure testing equipment to the construction, civil engineering and utility industries, has announced a new hire agreement with Picote Solutions. 

The Finland division of the global manufacturer of trenchless tools will supply Stopper Specialists with a range of equipment which will be available to hire from their country-wide network of hire depots. 

Stopper Specialists will offer milling machines as well as the well-known, award-winning smart cutter lateral cutter and lateral re-opening systems. The highly-effective range of Picote high-speed drain cleaning equipment, including a recently-expanded range of specialist brushes and tools for PVC pipes, will also be available along with other innovative drain lining tools and equipment.

Training and support for Stopper Specialists’ staff handling the Picote range will be provided by CJ Kelly Associates, the official UK distributor and service centre for Picote equipment, based in Peterborough.

Stopper Specialists Director, John Wilson said: “This new arrangement with Picote and CJ Kelly complements our existing portfolio of products very well and means we can provide the widest offering of high quality, innovative products to contractors working in the utility sectors.”

Complementing the Picote partnership for Stopper Specialists will be CJ Kelly’s launch of a new Top Hat Kit or Lateral connection collar starter kit designed to revolutionise sealing operations around lateral/mains joints. 

The BRAWOLINER equipment is designed for ease of use even for those unfamiliar with the installation of lateral connections. Available in three forms, including kits for 100mm and 150mm diameter pipes and a combined 100/150mm kit, it comprises one control unit (for ambient cure installations), one packer framework, one packer cover, four connection collars and four resin units (using silicate MC 250OMPL resin).

Sales and support of the new Top Hat Kit will be managed by CJ Kelly but available to purchase through Stopper Specialists.

CJ Kelly senior partner John Kelly said: “We have worked hard to find the right hire operation for the distribution of Picote’s products and the new BRAWOLINER Top Hat kit into the UK hire market and feel this we have found in Stopper Specialists.”