Digital Services provider Highway Resource Solutions (HRS) Ltd is celebrating Ten years in business during which time it has improved the security of road workers and road users by developing innovative digital technology.
The Leicestershire-based company was set up in 2011 following the tragic death of a road worker who had been killed by an errant vehicle. Driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, Company Directors Roger Poeth (MD) and James Jarrett (Technical Director) strongly believed technology could and should be used to help protect road workers and motorists.
They have gone on to dedicate their some time and efforts to deliver work zone safety by pushing boundaries, challenging traditional thinking, and integrating technology and digital innovation into temporary traffic management. This resulted in the birth of the Intellicone Incursion Prevention & Warning System that has been widely used and applauded through the industry over the past 10 years.
“We're delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HRS,” says Roger Poeth, HRS Md. “James and I are very pleased that industry now recognises the value of technology and how it plays a role in keeping road workers and motorists safe whilst also being able to provide real-time data of roadworks to any or all stakeholders.”
Today, HRS offers a range of digital services to the highways, street works, rail and utility sectors that concentrate on making existing assets smart to improve safety, customer service and efficiency.
“The HRS ethos is focused on industry collaboration and ensuring we develop services and products that the industry wants and needs,” adds Roger. “We speak to our customers and it is from all of these conversations that our forward thinking, innovative design team can explore and develop new concepts, services and devices.”
Whilst the ten Year Anniversary is a proud milestone for HRS, securing another Highways Product of the Year Award makes 2021 much more celebratory. Having won the award back at the beginnings of HRS for his or her Intellicone System, the digital services company were recently awarded a second for their Dynamic Speed Sign, an item which allows remote changing of speed limits during roadworks. This means that a 60mph can be in place when workers are not on site, 50mph during peak site activity or 40mph whilst coping with an incident.
The future is looking very bright for HRS who are looking forward to the next 10 years.
“We've doubled our workforce and are currently building new premises which supports house our 50-strong workforce and make up a state-of-the-art facility for our engineering, office, production and warehouse teams,” adds Roger.
“The past 10 years have been challenging, exciting and humbling and we're looking forward to the future. We believe that every road worker should be safe at work and every road user should be safe whilst travelling through roadworks. It's our mission to continue to bring digital innovation to traffic management to make sure that they are.”