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Global distribution services sought for UK award-winning road safety warning triangle

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUK20190813002
Published
03/09/2019
Last update
11/09/2019
Expiration date
11/09/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
Wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories
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Summary

Summary: 
A UK SME was founded following a near fatal road accident experienced by the managing director, to design and manufacture road safety products for the global automotive/transport sector. An award winning road safety LED warning triangle is commercially available to assist road users during unforeseen stoppages. A distribution services agreement is offered to enhance the product supply chain for distribution of the CE approved device within the global automotive retail sector.

Description

Description: 

A UK SME has developed an award-winning LED warning triangle design in collaboration with universities and emergency services to overcome the limitations of existing technologies. Conventional designs rely solely on light reflection from an oncoming motorists headlights and the correct beam angle of those headlights to highlight a person's whereabouts. The foldable, LED warning device is revolutionising roadside safety for road users in the UK. It does not leave safety to chance with an independent power source to enhance day and night visibility extending some 300m and able to withstand winds of up to 45mph, providing sufficient warning to avoid further road incidents, protecting road maintenance employees or other road users.
The device is activated in seconds with the multipurpose protective case doubling up as the triangle stand and includes a storage compartment containing a bracket and suction cup, enabling secure attachment to any vehicle, enabling positioning directly behind, or attached to the vehicle.
UK manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 and CE approved, this high quality and robust LED warning triangle is commercially available within the UK. The SME now wish to expand their supply chain to an international audience and so offer a distribution services agreement for the introduction of their accredited and CE approved product for global road safety application.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Key innovative features and advantages include: - Enhanced road visibility. In addition to its traditional reflective capabilities, the warning triangle uses active, flashing LED lights. The high-intensity LED's are visible for up to 300m during day or night, rain or shine. - Battery life. No visual deterioration >30 hours with a built-in switch mechanism to ensure the battery will not run out during storage. - Suitable for use with all vehicles. Whether the fleet comprises of cars, commercial vehicles or both, the product can be adapted to suit almost any vehicle, including trucks, buses, vans and motorhomes. - Robust. Sturdy and stable in winds of up to 45mph. - Compact and foldable design. The product can be rapidly assembled, dissembled and stored to minimise unforeseeable stoppage times. A velcro attachment on the product case enables secured storage on carpet surfaces within the vehicle. - CE approved. Designed, developed, tested and produced in Britain. Suitable for global application. - ISO 9001:2015 compliant. - Nominated business awards: NatWest #Power up index; NatWest Great British entrepreneur award - Nominated product awards: Intelligent instructor 2019 'Product of the year'; BRAKE fleet safety award for 'Best fleet safety product'; First car awards - Best in car safety product - Highly commended (2018 & 2019); Practical caravan 2019 'Tourer of the year' awards - Best accessory highly commended.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The SME is looking to create a working relationship with any company working with any of the following sectors; Automotive Leisure Construction Health and Safety

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA