Utility supplies: Checkers Industrial Safety Products has recently acquired SVE Portable Roadways and AlturnaMAT, making them the leading temporary access supplier for the US and Canadian markets. With Zigma Ground Solutions joining the family, the business now offers the largest global solution for temporary access, ranging from lightweight to the heavy-duty TuffTrak matting supplied by Zigma.
Zigma Founder and Managing Director, Iain Brown, commented: “This acquisition combines two leaders, who serve the same industries in different geographic areas. Checkers, based in the US, and Zigma, based in the UK, providing an expanded product offering that addresses a broader set of solutions. Checkers’ commitment to develop the Zigma brands and provide our customers with an expanded product offering and global presence was quite appealing. We are determined to continue to provide our customers with the same quality products and service they have enjoyed.”
Zigma’s ground protection matting expands Checkers product portfolio into heavier-duty applications and complement Checkers’ recent acquisition including that of Superior Manufacturing Group, who focuses on pedestrian and floor matting products.
Checkers’ President Ray Torres commented, “We are extremely excited that Zigma will now join Checkers as we continue to develop and expand our global strategy for plastic and composite Ground Protection industrial matting product lines. Zigma, coupled with our recent acquisitions of AlturnaMATS and SVE Portable Roadways, gives us the most extensive product offering in the industry, to meet every industrial and commercial matting application.”
The combined product offering now includes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty ground protection as well as professional floor matting products for utilities, home, commercial, food service, industrial, landscaping, construction, oil & gas, mining applications, and more. Checkers is now the only company worldwide that offers indoor light-duty/pedestrian safety matting and outdoor medium- to heavy-duty matting products into common markets and customers.
Zigma Ground Solutions will remain operating out of their global facility in the United Kingdom under the continued management and guidance of Iain Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Director together with Co-Founder Feann Brown, Director, Administration and Finance.
The senior management team of Tony Mann, Commercial and Sales Director, Dr Michael Steele, Technical Director and Amanda Cruxton Chance, Business Development Director will all continue in their roles alongside the current Zigma Team.
About Zigma Ground Solutions
Zigma’s key philosophy is to provide innovative, high quality and “best in class” solutions with an emphasis on latest technology and maximizing performance, ease of use, safety, value and sustainability for the environment. Zigma® understands temporary access and ground protection is not just a question of delivering products to a customer; it requires the time and commitment to understand the customer’s unique requirements, including ground and weather conditions, the range of vehicles, plant and personnel involved in any project. Zigma was ranked in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table of UK’s 100 fastest growing private companies for 2014 and 2015.
About Checkers Industrial Safety Products
Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, safety lights, ground protection & matting, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, oil & gas, military, entertainment, construction, and aviation markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets.