Access Covers and Gratings
Saint-Gobain PAM UK has signed an agreement with Anglian Water for the supply of its ductile iron access cover solutions pressure release valve (PRV) chamber installations for carriageway and verge applications.
Working alongside various stakeholder groups within Anglian Water, Saint-Gobain PAM UK put forward designs that would overcome concerns regarding important issues such as durability, health and safety of operatives and security.
The Opt-Emax D400 hinged access cover range for the carriageway, and the Rapide B125 slide-out cover for verge locations are the chosen solutions. This is due to the features and benefits of the products, matching with the overall technical requirements of the customer and creating value as explained by Scott Lewis, Supply Chain Professional at Anglian Water who said:
“We are impressed with not just the products that Saint-Gobain PAM UK could offer, but also their willingness to work in a collaborative way with us and our other partners to provide added value and the best solution for our business.”
In addition, an integrated supply chain group was formed to develop ‘best practice installation guidance’, including MCL, who offer a range of composite chamber solutions, and Instarmac, who manufacture installation and reinstatement materials.
The result of this collaboration was the creation of a best practice DVD, which will be posted on to the Anglian Water intranet to be used for training purposes for operatives.
Scott Lewis continued: “The best practice methods shown within this video will help us to reduce installation failures and the need for rework, increase health and safety for installers on site and ultimately save time and cost to the business.
“As part of this value creation initiative, based on the 200 units per annum required, we are looking at potential savings against the previous defective option of circa £14,000 a year.”
Gary Postle, National Key Account Manager at Saint-Gobain PAM UK, added: “We are delighted to have secured this agreement to support Anglian Water. Identifying opportunities to add and create value for our clients is a big part of our ethos and is aimed at reducing whole life cost of products, as well as the promotion of best practice.”