The award-wining highway maintenance contractor Multevo is the latest in a long line of companies to join Safer Highways as members.
For over a decade, Multevo has worked with local authorities and tier one contractors, to achieve shared operational outcomes and social value.
Using the versatile Multihog product range the company delivers a highways maintenance contracting service, leading on best-practice principles, and including road planing, permanent pothole and patching repairs, road markings and civils works to help the network to become safer whilst improving its condition.
Multevo have shown their dedication to health, safety, and best practise through the development of their own App used by all operatives out on the field to record quality of works. The App also provides a transparent audit trail of compliance checks as well as health and safety related processes such as near misses, non-conformances and accident reporting.
The Multihog has now helped over a third of all UK local authorities save money whilst maximising service delivery by selecting one versatile machine to tackle several different highway maintenance operations. The machine’s planer attachment is renowned to productively plane asphalt, cement and other hard surfaces consistently with precision. This is because the Multihog method for road repairs maximises productivity, efficiency and safety to reduce costs whilst improving permanent repair outputs.
Multevo own the world’s largest hire fleet of Multihogs since launching the product in the UK in 2010, which also makes them the most experienced operator anywhere in the world. Multevo is Constructionline Gold and National Highways Sector Scheme accredited and already play an active role as members of the Road Surface Treatment Association and Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG).
Talking about joining Safer Highways, Josh Sweeney, Director of Marketing & Growth at Multevo said: “Multevo has been engaged with Safer Highways for a number of years now and there is so much synergy we felt the time was right to commit to membership. Being in the unique position of being a distributor and contractor-safety in all aspects is essential for us. Since we established a service delivery model our mantra has been to be an exemplar in the industry leading on best practice. As an SME that now employs close to 100 highways operatives on the network each day this is one of many initiatives we want to be a part of to protect our highways heroes well-being.”
Multevo recently supported a paid intern from the Get Set Programme, which is aimed at supporting disadvantaged young people find employment opportunities.
Kevin Robinson, Chief Executive of Safer Highways said: “I am delighted to see Multevo join a long list of highway companies that have become members since the start of 2021. Multevo is an awarding winning company that places health and safety at the heart of its work. Whether its maintenance or any other work or our local or national networks, keeping the people we put to work safe and looking after their health and wellbeing is fundamental to a successful industry and its great to see so may companies support our work in driving the latest thinking and best practice.”
A VERSATILE APPROACH PROVIDES PRUDENT PREP PRIOR TO SURFACE TREATMENT IN ESSEX
Multevo has helped Essex Highways achieve more efficient patching and preparation works prior to surface treatment works as part of a new trial.
Essex Highways faced the challenge of getting its conventional equipment onto certain rural parts of the county for preparation of several sites in the Wethersfield and Langham areas of the county. Also, these areas were overgrown with hedges overhanging the single lane sites as well as verge creep protruding the carriageway which needed to be sided out before work started. Some of the sites had also suffered from flooding and surface water run off causing the carriageway to be immersed in spoil which required scraping.
Multevo were tasked with preparing the site and were up against a tight schedule of works to allow surface treatments to commence as soon as possible. Using the company’s Multihog and its multi-skilled team, Multevo were able to deal with the spoil using the Multihog’s front bucket before sweeping, and the siding and sweeping were carried out in a single visit. The swift delivery helped to minimise disruption and improve the efficiency of the project. Instead of using larger 1m planers, the Multevo team could access areas by self-driving the Multihog 400mm planer, only removing the required defective areas and reducing waste. The team subsequently switched to the front-mounted road planer with dust suppression attachments to plane down to a depth of 100mm to permanently repair patches.
There were 81 patch repairs totalling 657.19 sqm of on the project. Multevo independently programmed the works and recorded progress via the Multevo app, allowing the team to monitor progress, undertake quality site and vehicle audits. These reports were also shared with Essex Highways in real time so they could also see progress.
Using conventional equipment, this work would have required several contractors working with different equipment at different stages of the process.
Andrew Vale, Senior Engineer and Team Leader for Surface Treatments at Essex Highways said:
“This was an impressive performance by the Multevo team who completed a number of jobs in one single visit using the Multihog machine. The jobs were not easy with access being tight as well as the time. There was minimal disruption and only a small amount of traffic management required. This proved that this sort of approach using equipment that can carry out multiple tasks at once has provided us with value in terms of improving the quality and output of our preparation works before surface treatments were started. The patching work was quick and efficient and competitively priced, and we had real-time information on the progress of the job which has proved useful.”
Essex Highways is a long-term partnership between Ringway Jacobs and Essex County Council, one of the largest non-metropolitan (‘shire’) counties in England, stretching for 60 miles from coastal Harwich, via rural countryside to suburban London. It has a population of 1.4m and over 5,000 miles of road.
Multevo is the UK distributor of the versatile Multihog product range which is a road legal articulated compact multi-purpose vehicle designed to accept different attachments to the front and rear. Each attachment is designed bespoke to the Multihog to outperform the equipment it replaces, enabling the machine to be utilised for a wide variety of different highway maintenance applications instantaneously to maximise productivity and efficiency on site.
Multevo Strengthens Civil Engineering Division
Multevo has appointed Luke Dean as Civil Engineering Contracts Manager to support recent service delivery successes across the UK.
The Constructionline Gold company are a multi-faceted organisation with the civils arm of the business originally established to supplement their popular nationwide highway maintenance operations using the Multihog to deliver highway maintenance services.
Multevo are also the UK distributor for the Multihog product range and own the World’s largest hire fleet of multi-purpose machines.
Today, their in-house civil engineering contracting division has gone from strength to strength as a stand-alone business unit working with local authorities, principal contractors, and housing developers on a range of collaborative projects.
Luke joins the team bringing 15 years of experience and knowledge of the industry with him having managed and been involved in construction and civil engineering projects up to the value of 24 million pounds.
Previously working for the Eric Wright Group, Luke’s experience includes site/project management and monitoring site progress on a range of public and private sector projects, from junction improvements and land regeneration to transport infrastructure schemes and public realm projects to name but a few.
“We are delighted to welcome Luke to the Multevo team and are confident his experience within the construction and civils sectors will not only benefit our existing highway maintenance partnerships but significantly strengthen them and form new ones too.”
Nick Carter, Director, Multevo
Luke Dean, Civil Engineering Contracts Manager added:
“It’s great to be part of the Multevo team and it is reassuring to join such an exciting forward-thinking company.”
Multevo has continued to expand in spite of the pandemic, recently surpassing the 100-employee mark due to a number of new nationwide contracts.
If you would like to understand how Multevo can support you as a long-term supply chain partner please get in touch.
Bury Council Tackle Weeds With Hot Water
Bury Council become the latest organisation to opt for an environmentally friendly weed control solution
A new ’green’ way of killing weeds with hot water rather than glyphosate has been ordered by Bury Council.
The Multevo Hot Water Weed System uses boiling water rather than traditional herbicides to tackle weeds and can also be used for chemical-free high-pressure cleaning to remove grime, gum, graffiti and general sanitation of street furniture.
Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said:
“Many people have expressed concerns about the council using chemicals to tackle weeds, especially around schools and play areas, and want to see chemical-free alternatives used instead.
I share their concerns, and have therefore ordered this new vehicle as part of our review into the use of herbicides and pesticides. It will enable us to keep the borough tidier in a much greener way.
The machine can also be used to remove chewing gum and mosses and algae from surfaces so can also keep our town centres looking nicer.
This is another part of Bury’s climate change commitment, alongside decarbonising council vehicles as much as possible and reducing energy use.”
The equipment requires absolutely no additives to kill weeds and works by delivering an efficient low-pressure treatment accurately at 98°C to kill the cellular structure of the root using Waterkracht’s Boiling Hot water Technique®.
“We’re really pleased to see yet another council opt for our environmentally friendly weed control solution and wish them every success. We understand the pressures some councils are facing when it comes to chemicals and are confident that we can provide them with a cost effective and sustainable solution which will still provide productive outputs.”
– Josh Sweeney, Director of Marketing & Growth
Having recently hosted a successful live virtual demonstration of the equipment, Multevo are inviting those organisations looking to minimise the use of chemicals to get in touch to discuss trial hire or demo opportunities.
Live virtual demo: hot water weed control
Looking to reduce your dependence on conventional chemical weed killers? Learn how to kill weeds with nothing but hot water using Multevo’s innovative equipment.
Multevo are inviting organisations who are looking to stop or limit the use of chemical spraying to join the live webinar which will provide guidance on how hot water weed control methods can be implemented and outline the benefits customers have achieved.
Multevo currently have five models in the range which all use Waterkracht’s Boiling Hot water Technique® to provide an effective and environmentally friendly solution to weed control. The water is delivered at a low pressure consistently at 98 degrees to kill the root completely.
Hot water weed control is the most efficient and most sustainable way to treat weeds and all machines are multi-purpose to add value all-year-round. For example, the high-pressure lance can be utilised for chewing gum removal, cleansing of street furniture as well as graffiti increasing your return on investment.
Multevo are the UK market leader for hot water weed control having launched the product in 2015 and the seminar will share customer success stories as well as feature a live virtual demonstration of the equipment.
The event will take place on Wednesday the 17th of March between 11:00am – 12:00pm and will feature a walkaround of the equipment, the operational advantages, footage of its capabilities finished up with a live Q&A session.
Multevo are hosting an online demonstration of the Multihog CV sweeper on the 19th of February between 11:00am and 12:00pm.
After their successful UK roadshow was cut short due to current restrictions, the team have decided to go virtual to ensure that those who want to see the machine can do so from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Alternatively, there is still the option to book a social distance demo in person should this be preferred.
Their online event will feature a walkaround of the machine, footage of its capabilities in various scenarios followed by a live Q&A.
Date: Friday, 19th of February 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
More about the machine
The compact sweeper entered the UK market in 2020 and boasts clean Stage V emissions, comfortable cab and maximised manoeuvrability needing just a standard UK driving license to operate.
The narrow 3.5 tonne machine features incredible suction performance with the highest possible EUnited PM10 and PM2.5 rating available.
In addition, added comfort is achieved with an independent 4-wheel spring damper suspension and hydrostatic front and back multi-disc braking.
With a width of as little as 1200mm and centre pivot drive, the machine can easily access parks and public spaces. This teamed up with the optional high-pressure lance, allows the CV to disinfect public spaces and street furniture to reduce the spread of viruses.
Featuring demountable hopper and brushes the multipurpose sweeper can be used for a range of additional applications such as snow clearance duties, grass cutting and weed brushing.
To register please fill out the below form and an invitation will be sent directly to your email address with joining instructions.
Lancashire County Council are able to carry out more repairs for less and have eliminated HAVS
Derby City Council have increased productivity by 300% and are now completing around 200m2 of repairs per day with the Multihog
With tighter budgets our councils face a tremendous task when it comes to potholes but Multevo are here to make things easier.
Contact the team today to discuss a trial hire.
Multevo celebrate 10-year milestone with festive 12 Days of Christmas twist
In an unprecedented year, Multevo want to spread some festive cheer whilst sharing stories looking back on the company’s 10-year milestone.
2020 marks a decade of delivering innovation to Local Authorities, Airports and Tier 1 Contractors for Multevo which forms part of their 12 Days of Christmas rendition. Expect to see Christmas singalongs and customer highlights as well as festive spins on some of their key moments from over the last 10 years.
Multevo are sharing a festive video each day on social media up until Christmas Day with the first being their virtual rendition of the famous ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ carol.
Following this, they take us back to 2010 where they first started as Multihog UK before the firm rebranded 7 years later to Multevo as their offering evolved. Multevo are the sole UK distributor of the range of Multihog multi-purpose tractors.
Other business highlights include the launch of their in-house highway maintenance contracting service and other key customer moments including a customer interview with Derby City Council.
As well as this, Doncaster Council feature in a look back at their Gritting World Cup which sent social media into a frenzy when they asked the public to name their Multihog Gritter.
Each day the company will be giving out a Multevo branded goody bag filled with office essentials as well as winter warmers and sweet treats.
At the end of the 12 Days anyone who has entered on any of the days will also be included into a prize draw for a £50 Amazon voucher (or £50 donation to a charity of your choice if you prefer).
To enter, all people have to do is share the post and be following our social media pages.
SPOOKY ‘COUNT VACULA’ SWEEPER LIGHTS UP HALLOWEEN LAUNCH
Multevo marks their UK launch of a new multi-purpose suction sweeper vehicle with Halloween themed video adventure lighting up local landmark in aid of charity.
Multevo, the distributor of Multihog multi-purpose tractor vehicles in the UK, has produced a parody Halloween themed video to coincide with the launch of their new Multihog CV Sweeper –‘Count Vacula’.
The Lancashire based business decided to take a different and creative approach to their conventional product launches due to current circumstances around COVID as Josh Sweeney, Director of Marketing and Growth explains:
“2020 marks 10 years being in business for Multevo, so we had hoped to host a celebratory event to include the official UK launch our latest machine – the Multihog CV Sweeper.
The pandemic, of course, called this idea off so we decided to create a Halloween themed video, hence the name Count Vacula as a bit of fun to hopefully provide some light entertainment as it is not an industry norm.”
The video shows Count Vacula fill up at a petrol station before embarking on a mysterious adventure, sweeping up pumpkins and bobbing for apples before ascending off-road to Dracula’s home under a creepy full moon.
Impressive drone footage captures the journey over Darwen Moors culminating to a lit up Darwen Tower, a local landmark close to Multevo HQ. The company has kept close to their roots by also producing the video in aid of Blackburn with Darwen based charity Nightsafe too.
Nightsafe work with young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in order to provide them with accommodation and to support them with education or getting back into work as Jan Larkin the charity’s CEO describes:
“Nightsafe was set up in 1990 to help alleviate the plight of homeless young people across Blackburn with Darwen. Our aim is still very relevant today as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and even more so in light of the current Covid restrictions.
The incredibly generous donation from Multevo has come as we re-open our Emergency Night Shelter and will help us ensure that homeless young people have somewhere to go, somewhere to stay and someone to talk to.”
The Multihog CV Sweeper is articulated, all-terrain and multi-purpose tractor unit like all models in the Multihog range, but stands out as a sweeper first and foremost with its incredibly strong suction performance.
Multevo are undertaking a COVID compliant road show to showcase their latest machine and have backlog of demonstrations booked up into 2021.
To find out how else you can help the charity and read about the great things they are already doing head to their website – https://nightsafe.org/
MULTEVO ARE RECRUITING – HIGHWAYS VERGE MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES
Recently been made redundant? Looking for a new challenge with a growing company? Multevo are recruiting reliable and hard-working people to support a new long-term contract in the North West.
This is an ideal opportunity to get involved with an ambitious business on a new project working as part of a team to get the job done safely and productively. Whilst having grounds maintenance experience, a driving license, CSCS card and strimmer ticket would be preferred this is not essential as all training and equipment will be provided. We will also consider candidates who are working towards a driving license.
Full training provided
Immediate start available
Shift work (day and/or nights)
North West based
Competitive hourly rate
All equipment provided
If you are interested in this opportunity please email and attach your CV to email@example.com or call 01254 703212 in the first instance.