Picote UK Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of CJ Kelly Associates as its official UK distributor and Service Centre for the UK.

In essence what this means for Picote equipment end-users across the UK is that whilst it will still possible to use their usual local and regional Picote equipment suppliers for the purchase of equipment, consumables and spares, to simplify the overall country-wide operation all new orders, parts and servicing support will be handled and supplied by CJ Kelly Associates as a ‘hub’ operation from its base in Peterborough. Support and back-up will be made available to all resellers including marketing and all direct contact with the equipment developer and manufacturer Picote in Finland.

The type of equipment that will be available country-wide through this arrangement has also increased with not only the well-known Smart Cutter lateral cutter and lateral re-opening systems, but also highly effective drain cleaning equipment including a recently expanded range of specialist brushes and other tools for PVC pipes and other innovative drain lining tools and equipment.

Commenting on the new arrangement for CJ Kelly Associates, partner Martyn Kelly said: “We at CJ Kelly Associates have been working with Picote’s UK operation for several years since the equipment’s first introduction into the UK and now have an in-depth understanding of the company’s product range and capabilities. Furthermore, we have also been involved in the UK trenchless industry for the better part of three decades. This has the advantage that we have worked alongside many of the current local and regional Picote equipment re-sellers for a very long time and know each other well. These long-term relationships will enable us to build on what are already firm foundations to ensure that the Picote name becomes synonymous with lining and pipe cleaning operations across the UK over the coming years. We are extremely pleased to have been appointed to the position of Picote’s main distributor and service centre and are fully aware of the trust in our abilities that such a position reflects.”

For Picote, Dawn Greig, Sales and Marketing Director said: “The appointment of CJ Kelly Associates as the main distributor and service centre for the UK will allow us the opportunity to better manage the distribution and provision of our equipment and services across the region. CJ Kelly Associates has a long and well-established reputation in the trenchless sector in the UK and is particularly well-placed to take on this roll in what is becoming an increasingly dynamic and demanding industry sector. We welcome the opportunity to work increasingly closely with the company and through it our network of resellers in developing market areas for ours and our customers’ mutual benefit.”

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