Flying the Kitemark™

Flying the Kitemark™

Melba Swintex is the only manufacturer that currently offers a Traffic Cone range that is accredited to display the Kitemark™ by the British Standards Institution. Each Cone family has undergone, and continues to undergo, rough and rigorous testing to the technical specifications set out by the British Standards Institution. Below is the full range of Traffic Cones approved to fly the Kitemark™.

Kitemark™ on Melba Swintex Cones

Flying the Kitemark™

Kitemark™ on Melba Swintex Cones

Flying the Kitemark™

Melba Swintex Traffic Cones


Thank You!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of those who were able to make it to the Intertraffic exhibition in Amsterdam this March. It was a pleasure to meet face to face with some old, as well as new friends who help support Melba Swintex.

It is your input from shows such as Intertraffic which Melba Swintex deem invaluable within the Traffic Management industry.

Marathon Des Sables

This April, Gregg (Managing Director of Melba Swintex) & Louis Dawson (his son) will be taking part in the Marathon Des Sables. Touted as the ‘Toughest Footrace on Earth’, they will face a 6 day run of 250km (156 miles) across the Sahara desert.

The reason for taking on one of the world’s most enduring races is to raise money for research into the cure for Motor Neurone Disease. A devastating condition that has been in their family for over 10 years to which at this stage has no cure.

If you wish to support Gregg & Louis in any way, please head over to the donation page which has been setup here:

Melba Swinex will match the total amount raised.



Come and see our range of new & exciting products!

You are invited to attend the most authoritative traffic technology exhibition in the world: Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018! Taking place Tuesday 20th March – Friday 23rd March.

Here we will be showcasing our innovating range of Temporary Traffic Management products. Come and chat with the team to learn of new developments and possible solutions for your business.

Registration is free, so what are you waiting for? Find us at stand 01.304 and we look forward to seeing you.

Click Here to Register


End Of Year Review

In Case You Missed it…

Here’s a run down of the end of year at Melba Swintex

With fantastic new products, stunning lead times and standard items constantly replenished and kept in stock, it’s no wonder we are so busy. We therefore should look back on the year so far to see where the time has gone.

Tuff-AT Foot

Utility Barrier

Kitemark on Cones

Darcy Litter Bin

BT Openreach Approval

Buzz Barrier Release
Flying the Kitemark™

Melba Swintex is Flying the Kitemark™

During the past few months, Melba Swintex has had its Traffic Cone range put through tough and vigorous testing. These tests have been conducted by BSI, the national standards body of the United Kingdom, to the technical standards set out within their publications, these of which are recognised globally as the definition and guidelines of all Temporary Traffic Cones. Its now official we have the BSI Kitemark™ for our range of cones.

Kitemark™ on Melba Swintex Cones

Flying the Kitemark™

Melba Swintex Traffic Cones

As the standards published by the BSI are publicly available, any company can state claims of compliance to a standard for their product. However, these claims are often not validated by an independent organisation.

The Kitemark™ on the Melba Swintex Cone range gives you the complete reassurance that it is regularly tested by BSI and meets the requirements of the standard.

Read more about the Kitemark to fully understand its true significance.

The Year So Far...

In Case You Missed it…
Here’s a run down of the year so far at Melba Swintex

With fantastic new products, stunning lead times and standard items constantly replenished and kept in stock, it’s no wonder we are so busy. We therefore should look back on the year so far to see where the time has gone.

Tuff Trench

Tuff Foot

The Postman

Intertraffic Amsterdam

Tuff-AT Foot

the WonderWall

Custom Moulding from Melba Swintex

Melba Swintex Custom Moulding

Idea > Design > Prototype > Produce
We Can Do It All

Custom Moulding is a service provided by Melba Swintex, offering the ability to manufacture products in large quantities via a variety of methods, with high quality and precision in mind. At Melba Swintex, we pride ourselves on our trade moulding facility. With enormous experience, technical know-how, and state of the art large capacity machines.

We have recently completed projects in:

  1. Blow Moulding – Leisure Jerry Can 25 litre with an innovative design.
  1. Rotational Moulding – Swimming pool float for moving floor – new project using floats to lift & lower a ceramic floor for swimming pool installations.
  1. Compression / Intrusion Moulding – Cell Pave HD – a JV with a customer to bring a new product to market, made in the UK for heavy duty permeable SUDs, compliant paving system.

Custom Moulding from Melba Swintex

Custom Moulding from Melba Swintex

Custom Moulding from Melba Swintex

Find out more about the Custom Moulding by heading over to its very own Page where you can access all of the required information. 

the Custom Moulding Web Page.


Melba Swintex have a wealth of experience in design and manufacture, and work alongside our customers to provide customised products for industry.

Come and see us and our new products at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016 Stand 04.108

You are invited to attend the most authoritative traffic technology exhibtion in the world: Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016! Taking place
Tuesday 5th April – Friday 8th April.

How to Attend.

Intertraffic is a free event if you register through Melba Swintex, all you need to do to register is follow the link at the bottom of this email, and this will gain you access to an insight into new and innovating technology upcoming in the Traffic industry, and what is new from Melba Swintex.

How to Find Us.

We will be located at stand 04.108 this year where we will be showcasing a range of products for the Temporary Traffic Management market, as well as our classic Litter Bin range, and the mighty Boss Barrier for the Event Management market.

What’s the Advantage.

Intertraffic draws in visitors from over 125 countries, with the number of exhibitors rising over 800, making it the ideal opportunity to get up to speed with traffic technology developments worldwide. It is the largest B”B traffic exhibition where you are able to find unrivalled networking opportunities to connect across countries, technologies, and industry sectors.

You must register before you are able to attend Intertraffic. Follow the quick and easy process by clicking the link below:

Click here to Register.

With new amazing lead times & best sellers (Road Cones and Traffic Barriers) all in stock, it looks like we are steps ahead of the competition. But as we at Melba Swintex look forward to our best ever year, first lets have a recap of 2015:


January was the month we launched the Tuff Trench and it has really taken off, both here in the UK and overseas.

 Tuff Trench


It’s taken a while but after the success of our Blow Moulded Traffic Barriers, it made sense to delve into the Crowd Control market. Thus the launch of the Boss Barrier. Although slow to start, it is now taking us into markets we have never been in before.

 Boss Barrier


We introduced a new price list which saw a removal of screen charges on signs.

 Screen Charges


Melba Swintex exhibited at Traffex and gained huge interest in our new range of products



Yet another new product: this time we launched the Kerb Buddy, our new Blow Moulded Wheelchair Ramp.

 Kerb Buddy


This time it’s the Flexi 500 Cone, the MPL 50 but in super flexible material. Squash it, squeeze it, squish it, it still pops back into its original shape.

 Flexi 500


In July we launched the Tuff Barrier – a new type of traffic barrier. Incorporating the Q-Clip, the barriers connect together in a linear row, When combined with the Cross-Trench support, the barriers become highly wind resistant. Compatible with the Master Barrier.

 Tuff Barrier


In August we introduced our All Yellow Ramp. The original 5cm Melba Ramp, but with the same super flexible material used for the Flexi 500. It’s yellow all the way through.

 Flexi Ramp


As the leaves started turning brown we introduced the Flexi Cylinder. Available in 460, 750 and 1000mm, a one piece Cylinder capable of returning upright after impact. Knock it, kneecap it, knobble it, it bounces back upright.

 Flexi Cylinder


The Road Rock! One of the most versatile products we have ever launched. Weigh down your barriers, put cylinders in them, make a wall out of them, the Swiss Army Knife of Traffic Management.

 Road Rock


The final product launch of the year was the Ariane Twist-lock. Bigger than our standard Cylinder, it twists into our standard Cats-Eye base.

 Ariane Twist-Lock


Thanks to all our customers for making December the busiest one we have ever had.

Business Growth Hub Logo

Melba Swintex has partnered up with the Business Growth Hub to make improvements within the business on entering new markets, improve our commitment to the environment, and to prioritise upcoming new products.

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The challenge:

The business was looking to break into international markets with a new export strategy as it was proving increasingly difficult to drive domestic sales. It also had a raft of new product ideas but the management team was unsure how to prioritise them and successfully take them to market. They also wanted to explore the feasibility of expanding their existing site, or possibly move to new local premises.[/pullquote]


Read the full Case Study published by Business Growth Hub Here.