JPCS, one of the UK’s specialist highway maintenance companies, has integrated two of its divisions to offer a more streamlined service to clients.
The Cheshire-based firm has combined its traffic sign surveying and installation team with its traffic management and vehicle restraint systems (TM/VRS) team, which means it can now provide clients with a bespoke, specialist highways service.
The restructure forms part of JPCS’ business growth strategy to become one of the few specialist highway maintenance companies in the UK to provide clients with a cost-effective and seamless service for all highways maintenance work.
Peter Shone, managing director of JPCS, said:
“Through conversations with clients we became aware of frustrations with the number of subcontractors needed to undertake specialist elements of maintenance and TM/VRS work. One client was working with several highway maintenance companies: one firm surveying, another installing the signs, another controlling the traffic management, someone else providing the barriers and then another business project managing it all.
“This was making simple projects more time consuming and costly so we enhanced our offering to provide a fully integrated service, removing the need for clients to manage multiple contractors. This required more investment and training on our part but it means we can provide a turnkey solution, saving clients time and money.
“We are now a “one stop shop” of specialist services, one point of contact for all works, ranging from cyclical works, sign installation, and response repairs to vehicle restraint systems as well as all traffic management, delivering a seamless and cost-effective service.
“This approach is a key part of our business growth plans as we are now geared to provide a more flexible, responsive and value for money service to our clients.”
JPCS can now provide both the maintenance works and traffic management directly so will have complete control over the work, enabling more efficient planning, sequencing of works and overall delivery of the programme, not to mention reduced disruption and improved safety for the public and our workforce. Reduced time on site, labour and resources also delivers efficiencies and cost savings for the client.
JPCS’ highways team works with local authorities and contractors across the UK providing services such as sign installation, maintenance such as grass cutting and litter picking, repairs to highways following accident damage and construction of safety barriers.
For more information on JPCS’s integrated services, please download our Highways brochure.
JPCS is a nationwide contractor, delivering safe and sustainable civil engineering and maintenance services to the public and private sectors, across the highways, rail and energy markets. The company maintains the highways and byways of the UK and has a growing reputation for the robustness of its service, its use of environmentally friendly products from recycled sources and its product innovation.