Established in 1986, Klaruw RMS Ltd provides direct contracting of Klaruw all-weather retexturing processes in the UK and Ireland.
The company has established the UK as the leading global user of the KlaruwTex190 (K190) controlled bush hammering process. K190 retexturing has been carried out on more than 18 million square metres of road, runway and racetrack in one of the world’s most regulated and quality-driven pavement maintenance markets.
Based in Widnes, North-West England, Klaruw RMS’ experienced team of sales engineers and retexturing operatives provide a comprehensive range of support to clients. This starts at planning stage with site consultation, pavement material and suitability assessment, and provision of comparative data on carbon footprint and life cycle costing. It continues through to flexible work scheduling and implementation with full quality supervision, and, where required, post-treatment testing.
Klaruw RMS works closely with highways and road safety engineers to deliver effective retexturing programmes that restore pavements to compliant skid-resistant levels and yield significant economic rates of return. A respected authority on pavement retexturing, its technical managers have presented papers at engineering seminars and advised on codes of practice produced by trade associations.
The company is playing a major part in rolling out Klaruw’s future generation of all-weather, fully controlled retexturing machines. Together with K190 bush hammering, Klaruw RMS will be able to offer a sustainable, repeatable retexturing solution for virtually all ages and types of pavement.
Pioneering the use of wet steel shot, the MacroTex (MAT) prototype shot-blasting machine provides unprecedented control of treatment coverage, impact speed and intensity for consistent results. The MicroGrooveTex (MGT) diamond grinding machine cuts very shallow, corduroy effect grooves in the surface, to restore skid resistance and/or reduce noise, particularly on concrete surfaces.
The GrooveTex (GRT) diamond grinder restores surface friction, skid resistance and helps to reduce aqua-planing whilst being effective on wheel-tracked or rutted surfaces. Klaruw also offers the RotoTex (ROT) flailer for removing worn particles or penetrate surface binder film to expose new material.
UK and Ireland road authorities are tasked with achieving some of the toughest carbon reduction, construction waste and road safety targets in Europe, if not worldwide. Thanks to Klaruw RMS’ efforts, increasing numbers of engineers are adopting Klaruw retexturing as a robust, cost-effective, carbon-reducing solution in maintaining the safety and performance of UK and Irish roads.