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PlumbDrain, Johannesburg: on the stand with Octopus Electronics

The latest stop in our whirlwind 2018 calendar saw UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain invited to attend PlumbDrain Africa 2018 with our new South African distribution partners, Octopus Electronics.

PlumbDrain 2018 South Africa with Octopus Electronics

PlumbDrain 2018 Africa with Octopus Electronics

Only a matter of weeks had gone by since our two companies had come together to take the Maxprobe to the South African market, for which we had jumped into action having the frames custom painted to suit the market, and our UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain has just returned from Johannesburg where he joined Matthew, Alan and Marianne from Octopus Electronics on their stand at the PlumbDrain exhibition for the whole 3 days.  Having seemingly decided that he hadn’t had enough of nice, hot, sunny weather Vernon was in for an extended summer whilst in the UK we became reacquainted with the rain we used to know so very well.

 

“The weather was fantastic, and so was the trip too to be fair, even if I was a bit tired when I arrived at 6:20am after leaving the UK at 9pm the previous night!”

 

Journey completed, Vernon went straight to PlumbDrain to meet Marianne & the guys to help set up, and when the doors opened the floodgates opened.

 

“It was the same all three days…all three mornings were very busy.  The Maxprobe was getting some great attention and we even managed to make a sale directly on the stand which was a perfect start to our relationship with Octopus Electronics.”

 

Vernon continued:

 

“It was a very impressive show, bigger than your average English show, and I think what helped our cause over the three days was the sheer positivity and enthusiasm shown by the team from Octopus Electronics.  They all made me feel very welcome from the word go and I was really able to enjoy my first experience of PlumbDrain and the South African marketplace.”

 

When the show closed on Friday afternoon there was no rest for Vernon, as he was back to the airport and on a flight home to London Heathrow, and finally getting home at the eye-rubbing time of 5:15am, but there’s been no sign of grumbling!

 

“It was a great experience for me, I’ve learnt a lot about their market and operation, and we took some very strong enquiries over the course of the PlumbDrain exhibition, it looks like the Maxprobe has been very well received!”




Maxprobe distribution extends to South Africa

Scanprobe Techniques are delighted to announce our new distribution partnership with one of the leading distributors, repair facilities and rental agent for CCTV push rod camera and crawler camera systems for pipeline inspection solutions in South Africa, Octopus Electronics to distribute our flagship model push-rod camera, the Maxprobe.  This new distribution partnership marks the company’s first venture into Africa, and Scanprobe are excited at the opportunities that this partnership with a company with over 20 years’ experience in the industry presents.

 

Octopus Electronics Teams Up with Scanprobe

Octopus Electronics is the latest distribution partner to join up with Scanprobe Techniques

Jon Barry, Managing Director of Scanprobe Techniques, says of the new distribution partnership:

 

This partnership speaks volumes about the strength and the direction of Scanprobe Techniques Ltd as a business.  The fact that we are now actively expanding our distribution network into Africa, with all the opportunities that this will bring shows you we are going in the right direction.  From meeting with Trevor I could see immediately that he is a driven man and he is pushing to make Octopus Electronics the place to go to for push-rod CCTV systems, and we firmly believe that the Maxprobe is a fantastic product to help him achieve this.”

 

UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain was key in identifying Octopus Electronics as a potential distribution partner, and he was equally optimistic:

 

Having spoken at great lengths with Trevor about the South African drainage market I am certain that the Maxprobe will be a great fit into their markets.  It is built not just to put an image on a screen but to handle the abrasive materials and surfaces we come across, and also to make the lives of the drainage engineer as easy as possible.  This is not just any old push-rod camera system!”

 

Vernon will be supporting Octopus Electronics on their stand at PlumbDrain Africa 2018 in Johannesburg from Wednesday 15th September to Friday 18th September, so if you are over for the show make sure to visit them in Hall 6, Stand F17!




Meeting Our Distribution Partner – Utility Support Ltd

Utility Support Ltd, joined the Scanprobe Techniques distribution network in July 2018

Utility Support Ltd, joined the Scanprobe Techniques distribution network in July 2018

It’s been a busy few weeks for us here at Scanprobe as our distribution network grows, and we’ve been talking to Jon Shelton at Utility Support Ltd to find out a little bit about what attracted him and his business partner Lawrence Kieran to the industry and also to partner with Scanprobe Techniques:

 

Having began his career in the drainage industry back in 1984, working in the lining and CIPP area, so with Lawrence, through Utility Support Ltd he joins us with over 30 years of experience.  When asked what made him want to start out on his own, Jon replied candidly “It may sound ‘cheesy’ but Loll (Lawrence) and I wanted to use our knowledge and experience to help and support contractors working in the water industry.”  Having worked with such contractors throughout their careers date it is clear that they both not only understand the industry, but also the problems that can cause drainage contractors issues, and they clearly feel that within our distribution network they will be able to support them to the high standards they would expect themselves.  Jon and Lawrence have joined forces to create Utility Support Ltd, of which he said “By coming together and using over 30 years of combined knowledge and experience in all aspects of drain cleaning, CCTV and pipe repair we feel we are suitably qualified to offer this support service.

 

The obvious quality of the Maxprobe system” Jon remarked when asked about what he sees as a key differentiator between Scanprobe and the rest of the competition.  “Its ease of use, including the most upto date technology and all at an affordable price makes it a system I would be happy to promote and sell.” – words we are very happy to be able to quote!  He continued “We have considered many options for ‘partnering’ but feel combination of Scanprobe’s wide range of products and services, innovative thinking and willing support, they were the ideal partner to team up with.

 

From our side we could not be happier to welcome Jon & Lawrence, as Utility Support Ltd into our distribution family; their passion for the industry is more than apparent and they are already a trusted resource to all of the contacts they have built over the span of their careers.  It is clear that their experience and enthusiasm is a very strong asset, and we all look forward to the future with our new distribution partner.




Scanprobe Expands Distribution into the Danish Market

Scanprobe Techniques are delighted to announce our new distribution partnership with Danish television inspection company JKL Teknik A/S today to distribute our flagship model push-rod camera, the Maxprobe, into Denmark.  Marking the company’s first venture across the channel, Scanprobe are excited at the opportunities that this partnership with a company with over 20 years’ experience in the industry presents.  Jon Barry, Managing Director of Scanprobe Techniques, says of the new distribution partnership:

Scanprobe and JKL Teknik

This is a fantastic move for Scanprobe Techniques, and I firmly believe that it shows our belief in our Maxprobe push-rod camera unit that we are expanding our distribution into Europe.  JKL Teknik A/S have a rich history in the sewer inspection industry, and with their high level of expertise in this field I feel they are perfectly positioned to take the Maxprobe to market and help us to expand into Europe.  I look forward to working together with Johnny and his team.”

 

Jon Barry and Vernon Pain meet with Johnny Nicolaisen and Kristian Wistisen of JKL Teknik A/S

Jon Barry (far left) and Vernon Pain (far right) meet with Johnny Nicolaisen (l-c) and Kristian Wistisen (r-c) of JKL Teknik A/S

Johnny Nicolaisen from JKL Teknik said of the partnership:

 

We have been very impressed with the Maxprobe camera system for some time and so the opportunity to take it to the Danish market is very exciting for us.  It is clear the amount of time and effort that Jon and his team are continuously putting into the on-going development of the Maxprobe to make it the best push-rod camera on the market, and I believe we at JKL Teknik A/S are perfectly positioned to deliver this push-rod camera system to market here in Denmark.”

 

For all enquiries in Denmark you can contact JKL Teknik A/S at info@jklteknik.dk.




Scanprobe’s Trenchless Technology Lands at Utility Week Live!

Scanprobe made our debut appearance at Utility Week Live at the NEC, demonstrating our trenchless technology to the crowds that came to visit over the busy two-day exhibition, twinned with edie Live.

Alex Rose talks Trenchless Technology at UWL18

Alex Rose talks Trenchless Technology at UWL18

 

 

Situated in the “Streetworks area of the exhibition, surrounded by companies looking to make safe the areas that companies have dug up and excavated, we were perfectly positioned to demonstrate our offering to the trenchless technology environment, the Maxprobe.  We sent our Technical Support Manager Alex Rose and Marketing Manager Ben Gane to man the stand and talk to the public, and from the look of our social media accounts they not only had a lot of interest over the two days, but had a lot of fun too!

 

Reports back from the exhibition indicate a great deal of interest in the Maxprobe from utility companies, as well as some transport infrastructure companies too all interested in how they could benefit from our trenchless technology.  Many visitors were happy to test the technical resolve of Alex who, as we expected, was confidently answering their questions whilst others tried the Maxprobe out for themselves on our demonstration pipe, working the camera past a few commonly found blockages in order to earn themselves a voucher to get money off their first Maxprobe purchase.

 

Visitors try the Maxprobe on the stand

Visitors try the Maxprobe on the stand

Of the exhibition, Ben said:

“As my first exhibition with the company and therefore taking a different approach to how Scanprobe will have done things in the past, I am delighted with the success of the show from our point of view.  The interest shown in our product and company was strong and genuine, and I feel like this show has really strengthened our position with these companies and visitors who came to see us.  I look forward to coming back again next year!”

 

So some great interest expressed in the Maxprobe trenchless technology, we now have a little break until we exhibit again.  “But where?” you ask…all shall be revealed soon enough!




New Hotbox Fleet Arrives at Renoline

A brand new shiny fleet of hotboxes have arrived at the Renoline Trade Counter, available for both hire and purchase.

Renoline Hotbox Fleet

Renoline Hotbox Fleet

Operations Manager Andy Booth took the decision to replace and update the existing model of hotbox available from the Renoline store for these rust-proof stainless steel models, and he couldn’t be happier with his decision:

 

“I had been looking to upgrade our existing hotbox option and wanted to supply a model that I knew that I could count on, and more importantly one that our customers could rely on; one that would add to the shared intent of the entire Renoline range which is to be strong enough to do the job in the most testing of environments that our industry puts us in.  I am very confident that this hotbox will stand up to the test and our customers will benefit from this upgrade.”

 

Andy has a good point, with this latest hotbox boasting a weather-resistant, rust proof stainless steel cover, an 8ft joining hose, a zintec-coated steel chassis finished with polyester, whilst also being capable of producing water up to 150ºC and boiling 15 litres per minute at 200bar.

 

So when the curing of a pipe liner is time dependant, or when the British weather decides to throw you a curve ball, take a hotbox on site with you and get the job done in completely controlled environment.




Free Maxprobe Education Days at WinCan

An exciting opportunity to evaluate WinCan Embedded included in the Maxprobe

Combining the strength of WinCan’s embedded drain surveying and reporting software with the power of the Maxprobe push-rod camera from Scanprobe was always going to create a winning team, and together we are keen to demonstrate how this collaboration can benefit the drainage industry.

WinCan surveying and reporting on the Scanprobe Maxprobe

WinCan surveying and reporting on the Scanprobe Maxprobe

Our carefully and continuously developed camera system has been made with the challenges of the job in mind, whilst the WinCan surveying and reporting software has been developed not only to industry standards but to also save countless hours of re-typing drain surveys as an industry approved report can be input generated on site. With this in mind we have come together once again to offer a completely obligation-free trial, that we have called “Maxprobe Education Days.”

 

The Maxprobe Education day comprises of an overview of the WinCan Embedded software package included in the Maxprobe, data transfer to WinCan from the Maxprobe, a trial WinCan VX Entry licence and a 25GB account for WinCan WEB with unrestricted use for 45 days.

 

What you will receive
- a full working understanding of WinCan Embedded surveying and reporting software on the Maxprobe.

- training on exporting from the Maxprobe to USB, print and WinCan WEB cloud delivery platform.

- 45 days FREE unrestricted access to WinCan VX.

- 25GB WinCan WEB account.

 

Following the free 45 day trial there are different options: Keep WinCan running by either purchasing an ongoing subscription based licence, or, the purchase of a full licence, both controlled by USB security key.
The Maxprobe Education days will run on the last Friday of the month from10am – 3pm, so if you would like to attend one (with lunch included of course!) just send a quick email to Nico as directed below.
So come along for the day and find out more, then take away your obligation-free unrestricted 45 day trial of WinCan VX Entry licence and a 25GB account for WinCan WEB and try it for yourself.

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When: The last Friday of every month

Cost:   FREE!

 

How to register: Email Nico Bonaminio, n.bonaminio@wincaneurope.com

 




NADC Members Save with a Maxprobe!

Free Accessories Kit for all NADC Members

 

Scanprobe Techniques Ltd are delighted to once more renew our membership with the NADC (National Association of Drainage Contractors) and help to support the strong work they carry out and instigate for our industry.

 

  • We believe the role of the NADC in making sure that the views of the drainage industry are put to Government, it’s agencies, local authorities and other relevant organisations is hugely important to the growth, sustainability and regulation of the drainage industry.  Their position of providing training and certification the members to help keep standards of practice high, whilst promoting such drainage professionals at all times is of equal importance, and this is why we are happy and proud to support their mission as a member. 
  • At Scanprobe we share the views of the NADC, and believe that supporting the regulation of the industry as well as supporting the industry full stop are very important, and as a manufacturer for drainage professionals for over 30 years we believe we have a responsibility to support the drainage industry, so along with renewing our membership for another year, we have put together a special offer purely for fellow NADC members.  That is why with every purchase of our Maxprobe push-rod camera system we are giving away our accessories kit for free, saving you £299!  This kit comes in a bespoke box, complete with 4 different skids, 3 different charging cables, spare connector covers, 2 camera spanners and a USB kit, helping you to get even more out of your Maxprobe system enabling you to tackle a wider range of jobs.

Contact us today to take advantage of this offer, or if you would like a free, no-obligation demonstration of the Maxprobe at sales@scanprobe.com




Milwaukee Tools Now In Stock

We are delighted to announce that we are now stocking and supplying Milwaukee Tools to add to our extensive range of Renoline drain cleaning machinery.

 

Milwaukee Tools now available from Renoline

Milwaukee Tools now available from Renoline

 

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tools has been leading the industry in both durability and performance. Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions, and it is this very reason as to why we are delighted to bring them on board.  Having taken the feedback from our customers on the Milwaukee Tools range, in particular the cordless functionality which is favoured for the safety aspect.  This function is also supported by their leadership in LITHIUM-ION battery technology, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee Tools is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability.

 

The addition of Milwaukee Tools into the Renoline portfolio fills a cordless tool-shaped gap that our customers have been looking for us to fill, and at great value for money too we are delighted to be able to offer their drain cleaning range.

 

If you would like to know more, or if you would like to request an in-house demonstration, please feel free to contact the Renoline team on sales@renoline.co.uk.

 

 




Onwards and upwards for the Scanprobe and WinCan Partnership

Scanprobe and WinCan meet to discuss the exciting future prospects for the Maxprobe

Scanprobe and WinCan meet to discuss the exciting future prospects for the Maxprobe

Managing Director Jon Barry (2nd right) & Colin Sales (2nd left) from Scanprobe meet with Brad, Paul and Martin from WinCan, and the two companies discussed the plans for the future.  Scanprobe’s flagship product, the Maxprobe pipeline inspection system, has had WinCan’s reporting software embedded into it since 2014 and the partnership has grown from strength to strength.

 

Jon Barry, who has been the Managing Director of Scanprobe since 2003, said:

“These are exciting times for the future development of the Maxprobe, and I am delighted to have the weight of WinCan’s survey reporting software and expertise integrated into our pushrod camera system.  I believe this is a strong partnership in the drainage CCTV industry and gives us a real edge over our competition.”

 

The Scanprobe & WinCan reporting buttons on the Maxprobe

The Scanprobe & WinCan reporting buttons on the Maxprobe

Scanprobe travelled to WinCan’s Head Office in Woking to deliver the latest model Maxprobe pushrod camera system to them, as this is used as part of their on-site training program, educating users and potential users.  This gives them first-hand experience with how they can benefit from having the WinCan software embedded directly into the camera unit and entering the survey details whilst on site, meaning that when it comes to reporting their findings there is no need to re-write survey notes when they get back into the office.

 

WinCan understands that maintaining sewers starts with understanding the sewer conditions, and so their survey and reporting software makes it easy to collect detailed, standards-compliant inspection data. Their focus on innovation and productivity has made WinCan the industry’s most preferred sewer inspection software, with more than 8,500 licenses sold worldwide, and the shared dedication of these two companies to make strides in the industry make this an obvious partnership.

 

Exciting times ahead for Scanprobe and the Maxprobe…




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