We are happy to announce that the Pothole Patcher product lines (Python 5000 and SR 6000) have been purchased by Smart Air Chamber Inc. The newly-formed, Regina-based company being created by this purchase will take the SuperiorRoads name.
Dr. Kyungwon Yun, CEO of Smart Air Chamber and the new SuperiorRoads Solutions and Python Manufacturing, is excited about this new opportunity. He says, “Our company purchased several Python 5000s over the past couple of years, and recognized their great potential.” And when company officials came to visit the manufacturing plant in Regina, they became enthusiastic about Regina as a good place to do business.
Smart Air Chamber has made innovative and cutting-edge technological breakthroughs in crash cushion impact protection for roads, work zones and monitoring systems. It currently manufactures Truck Mounted Attenuators and Air Cushion Barriers for roads, and provides Road Safety Management & Monitoring services.
The new company has taken on both the product line and many of the people from the existing company, who have been working to create this innovative road repair equipment. As a result of the sale, no jobs will be lost and new jobs will be created.
The existing SuperiorRoads Solutions and Rite Way Mfg. were jointly-owned by a group of investors headed by a management group along with Golden Opportunities Fund and Business Development Bank. It will be business as usual for Rite Way Mfg., and the remaining employees not moving to the new company, along with the sweeper product line, will continue on with Rite Way Mfg.
Heather Forbes, who is President and CEO of the current SuperiorRoads Solutions and Rite Way Mfg., predicts growth for both the new and existing companies. She says, “Rite Way is growing, and is expanding its market. This will give us the opportunity to focus on the farm equipment industry and continue our growth pattern.”
Both Yun and Forbes are focused on expansion here in Saskatchewan and building for both the roads and the agricultural industries.
For more information, contact: Marjorie Strandlundmarjs@superiorroads.com306-337-4588
The citizens of Montreal, Quebec, and its surrounding boroughs will soon be seeing more and more self-propelled pothole patchers from SuperiorRoads on their streets, and fewer and fewer potholes.
Last year, Montreal-based road maintenance company Les Enterprises Myrroy purchased 6 SuperiorRoads SR 5000 pothole patchers and began work on the streets of Montreal. Before awarding new contracts, the City undertook a comprehensive study to determine the best method of repairing their roads, including traditional methods such as spray patchers. After a thorough analysis, all 10 available road maintenance contracts were awarded to Myrroy to maintain the major streets and roads of Montreal and its surrounding boroughs with the SuperiorRoads SR 5000.
This Canadian-made product from SuperiorRoads is the only one-person operated pothole repair machine that uses standard asphalt mixes to produce compacted, long-lasting patches. The operator stays safely in the unit’s cab while repairing the average pothole in less than 2 minutes. The SR 5000 can be used in nearly all weather conditions, including rain and subzero temperatures – something that cannot be done using other methods.
The SuperiorRoads SR 5000 will patrol the major city streets and repair potholes when they first appear. By keeping the roads in good condition, the city will be able to delay resurfacing those roads for years. That means a potential savings of millions of dollars for the city. It also means fewer repair costs for the city’s drivers as damage to their vehicles from potholes becomes a thing of the past. Even more importantly, this unit will keep city workers safely out of heavy traffic. Traditional repair methods meant workers had to be out on the roads with little protection against the traffic. With the SuperiorRoads SR 5000, the repairs are carried out by one person who stays safely inside the unit.
SuperiorRoads is also currently demonstrating the newest version of their Canadian-made sweepers – the 4.6 m3 capacity S3 – to the province’s largest contracting groups in the Montreal area.
Last week, one of our Python 5000+ Pothole Patchers drove off the assembly line and onto a truck going to Montreal, where it was then loaded onto a ship bound for Denmark. This marked a major milestone for Python Manufacturing, as it will be the first Python 5000 to make its way to Europe.
Python patchers have already been actively working around the world for several years now – in North America, South America and Asia. And this latest shipment marks the first time one of our units has made its way into the European market.
Our representative in Denmark, Robert Milutin, was excited to hear the Python 5000+ will soon be arriving. “We have been waiting a long time for this,” he says. Although he has been wanting to bring a unit to Europe for several years, it was only about a year ago that Python Manufacturing incorporated an engine that would meet Europe’s strict emissions standards. “I know that once people in Europe see the capabilities of this product, they will be as excited as I am to see how efficiently and inexpensively it can keep our roads in good condition."
CEO Dr. KyungWon Yun credited this milestone to Milutin’s determination to get a unit into Europe, and thanked the sales and production teams for making it happen. “We have had to make some adjustments to our processes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as doing inspections and training via video. Everyone has pitched in and I am very happy that we’ve been able to make this a success.”
The Python 5000+ is the only self-propelled pothole patcher that uses standard asphalt mixes to produce long-lasting repairs in under two minutes while keeping the operator safely inside the cab. It is capable of saving cities and municipalities a great deal of money in operating costs, and by extending the life of their roads.
January 5, 2015
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