BEAVER Bridges has announced it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with global bridge supplier and engineering firm Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems GmbH.
The deal will see Beaver Bridges, which has a base in Glasgow, handle the sale and rental of the firm’s modular steel panel bridge systems in the UK and Ireland.
Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems was founded in Austria in 1854 and is headquartered in Vienna, with bases in Qatar, Indonesia, and UAE. It holds the record for engineering and supplying the world’s largest capacity modular panel bridge.
The panels used are connected to form a latticed framework, with each panel being 2.15m high and 3.048m long providing ‘quickly deployed and assembled solutions’ for both permanent and temporary bridge application.
Beaver Bridges said that with their ‘high standard’ of engineering, they can be ‘easily’ disassembled and reassembled as required providing clear single spans of up to 80 metres in standard bridge deck widths of 3.15m, 4.20m, and 7.35m with cantilevered or internal pedestrian walkways and service support available as an option.
The bridge system is provided with steel, timber, or FRP deck systems. All structural components are fully traceable and hot dip galvanised for maximum protection from corrosion to ensure long term safety and quality.
The firm added that the standardisation ensures an ‘exceptionally’ short delivery time and very quick construction as each element is produced for stock and can be delivered on demand ‘within days’ from Beaver Bridges UK based stock holding.
Henry Beaver, chief executive of Beaver Bridges, commented, “The partnership between Beaver Bridges and Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems is a match made in heaven, and we are thrilled to have signed this exclusive distribution agreement with Richard and his Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems team for the sale and hire of their fantastic range of modular steel panel bridges. We look forward to collaborating on many projects together over the coming years including major infrastructure projects like HS2 and bringing our unique full turnkey offer to the modular bridging marketplace.”
Richard Kerschbaumer, MD of Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems GmbH, added, “Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems bases its international business reputation in working with the best of the best in every country. In Henry and the Beaver Bridges team we have found a company that shares our ethos and fulfils our requirements for a local partnership.
“Having the chance to expand our operation to the UK and Ireland collaborating with Beaver Bridges opens a door to many opportunities that will make us stand out in the British modular panel bridge market. The synergy between our two companies will offer a truly turn-key solution to our clients not seen in the market before, combining all our strengths with a strong focus on understanding our clients demands and making them happen where others cannot.”