The Thor Barrier
Thor – Norse God and member of the Avengers is renowned for his incredible strength.
As strong as any Norse God. Reinforced with metal interior tubes and attached to two 28 kg feet, this has to be the strongest Barrier there is.
Thor is also renowned for summoning lightning bolts with the help of his mighty hammer, Mjolnir.
No need for a magic hammer, Melba Swintex has invested heavily in high-tech machinery so that we can offer LIGHTNING FAST production & lead times.
As mighty as Thor is, and he is mighty, he is even MIGHTIER when he works with his friends the Avengers.
Just like Thor, this barrier values his friends and it connects together using the high strength Thor Hook.
Thor brings the power of the storm.
When the storm hits, this barrier is not moving!
Find out more about the Thor Barrier by heading over to its very own Product Page where you can access all of the required information:
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.
In July we saw the release of the Tuff Anti Trip Foot the fourth in the series of our Barrier Feet. The Tuff Foot and the Tuff Anti-Trip Foot are compatible with the Olympic, Tuff, and Vision barriers from Melba Swintex.
During August, we announced the launch of the New Utility Barrier onto the Traffic Management market. The Utility Barrier comes in either a 750mm or a 1m version. This has been our most successful product launch to date, meaning investment in more tooling to keep up with demand within a month of launch. Colour coding and embossing flexibility gives us a huge edge on the competition.
Melba Swintex gets the Kitemark for its entire range of cones. This mark of quality is now branded on our products and means you can expect top quality every time. We are the only company in the UK with Kitemarked cones.
In October we sneakily hinted at a new bin in our Litterbin range. We are pleased to say it has now been launched, and the Darcy Litterbin is our first Keyless Bin in the range.
Melba Swintex were proud to announce in November that the new Utility Barrier that hit the market just under a few months ago, has been officially approved for use by Openreach, a BT Business Group.
Our Safety Utility Barrier nicknamed the Buzz Barrier has now hit the American market and has proved a huge success, and no doubt will be as popular on that side of the pond as it it is on this one.
Introducing the new Utility Barrier from Melba Swintex. Completely manufactured within the UK, this barrier offers ultimate protection with incredible lead times, corporate branding, and a vast selection of colours to choose from.
Other Benefits and Features of the Utility Barrier include, but is not limited to:
Find out more about the Utility Barrier by heading over to its very own Product Page where you can access all of the required information.
Goldilocks & the three Barrier Feet
One day Goldilocks was digging up the pathway outside the cottage of the Three Bears. She had only three Melba Swintex barriers which were all, unfortunately, missing their feet. Being unable to start her work without these, she knocked on the door of the Three Bears. There was no reply but the door was wide open…..
Little Bears Feet.
On the Kitchen table, as luck would have it, were three pairs of Barrier Feet! First she tried out Little Bears feet, which just so happened to be the Standard Foot in the Melba Swintex range, which were by far the most popular (Little Bear being led by fashion). They did the job, but Goldilocks just wasn’t satisfied.
Next was Momma Bears.
Goldilocks picked up the next pair, which were the brilliant Anti-Trip Barrier Feet. Momma Bear is of course always looking after and caring for people, so she would want a foot that prevented people from tripping and hurting themselves (and probably filing a legal suit.) Goldilocks was very impressed with the foot, but it just still didn’t feel right.
Finally, Daddy Bears.
The Tuff Foot was a huge monster at 5Kgs each in weight. Goldilocks immediately thought that at twice the size, twice the weight, and twice the stability, it would give her barrier the much greater wind resistance she was looking for. Goldilocks was a very clever girl! Imagine these used with a Road Rock she exclaimed, that Big Bad Wolf can huff and puff all he wants!!!
|Just then, the Three Bears returned to their cottage after a day in the woods, Goldilocks panicked. Fortunately, the Three Bears just wanted their little pathway to be repaired, and were all more than happy to let Goldilocks use the Tuff Foot on her barriers, allowing her to complete the repairs. The Tuff Foot can be used on the Tuff, Vision and Olympic Barriers.|
|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.
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.
We introduced a new price list which saw a removal of screen charges on signs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Thanks to all our customers for making December the busiest one we have ever had.|
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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If your road looked like this, this morning… it’s time for the Road Rock – our new traffic barrier weight.
The Road Rock is primarily designed to be a traffic barrier weight which is a ballast for our range of traffic barriers and fits the Gate, Master, Vision, Olympic and Tuff Barriers. Using two Road Rocks per barrier, or one when the barriers are in a boxed formation will make the barrier pass Class B Wind Speed Legislation (this is now mandatory in Scotland where barriers are left unattended for over 24 hours). However the Road Rock has a few surprises up its sleeve…
Huge Stability in Strong Winds
At 7.5kgs each the Road Rock can help protect you against barriers being uprooted by the winds. This can prevent damage to property and persons and potential litigation.
A minimum of 30Kg is needed for a barrier to withstand Class B Wind Speeds (17.6 m/s). At 15Kgs each, the Road Rock provides the precise weight needed, every time, to withstand these wind speeds.
- 15Kgs in Weight
- Corporate ID can be embossed.
- Interlocking for continuous runs.
- Can be coloured to suit.
- Fits all Melba Swintex Barriers.
- Barriers pass Class B.
- No sandbags required for Class B & C
- Angular movement on interlocking
- Can house a Traffic Cylinder.
- Can double-up as a Delineator.
- Handle for easy lifting.
- Manufactured from 100% Recycled Material.
- Completely recyclable.
- Product can stack.
The Road Rock has a couple of other features as well.
The Road Rock has a nose to tail link similar to that seen on the Road Runner, this makes it possible to create a continuous run and implement the base as a delineator. A cavity within the centre of the Road Rock permits a twist-to-lock cylinder to be attached.
The Road Rock also has the ability to be embossed with a corporate logo, the design enables the base to stack, and at 15Kg in weight, the Road Rock is manufactured from 100% recycled PVC, which is also 100% recyclable.