Variable message sign (VMS) manufacturer, Bartco UK, has announced a partnership with European ITS manufacturer, Signature Group of France, in a deal set to increase the range of ITS products available in the UK, while expanding the international market of the UK firm.
Announced at Seeing is Believing, the partnership will involve the two companies working together to develop new ITS products for manufacture both by Bartco UK and Signature Group’s industries.
These will include UK regulation-compatible versions of existing Signature Group MS4 high-resolution VMS and AMI products, and new generation of embedded VMS and arrows on highway maintenance trucks.
Through its strong international presence, Signature Group will promote Bartco UK’s products across the world, which is designed to dramatically expand the market of the UK company. The new partnership will reinforce the Signature Group’s brands in the UK, and Bartco UK will promote the products on the Australian market, via Bartco Traffic Equipment Pty.
Bartco UK and Signature Group plan to launch the new products and distribution operation within the next 12 months.
Said Bartco UK’s managing director, Pat Musgrave: “Our partnership with Signature Group will enable us to expand the range of innovative ITS products available to the UK transport management sector. At a corporate level, our new deal will also promote our expansion abroad.”
Signature Group’s industrial operations director, Patrick Ginter added, “this partnership will complement both product ranges and will enable us to innovate together in safety, customer service and intelligent traffic management solutions in highways as well as urban ecosystems.”
Bartco UK sells individual ITS products and integrated solutions, with a product range that includes Bartco VMS, RCTTMS, multi-use trailer platforms and sign management systems, as well as CCTV, radar and ANPR.
Signature Group’s industries (France) manufacture and sell ITS products and dynamic sign embedded solutions, such as VMS (certified EN12966) and embedded VMS and truck signalling equipment, intelligent parking and mobility guidance management solutions, lane control signs, overheight detection systems, traffic controlling and supervision systems, aluminium gantries, and is also involved in cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS).