CJ Kelly International has announced that Scotjet Ltd has been appointed as its first distributor and reseller for Picote products in Scotland.
Established in 1998, Scotjet initially focussed on the sale, hire and service of high-pressure water jetting equipment to water authorities, local councils and industrial cleaning contractors with its ‘bread & butter’ operation being the supply of drain and sewer cleaning equipment. Since then, the company has grown into a single-source supplier to the water utility industry with various frameworks in place including the sole supply of jetting equipment, hoses, nozzles and consumables for sewer response with Scottish Water.
David Gordon, Managing Director of Scotjet Ltd, commenting on why the new Picote products suited his company, said: “The range of products we supply to the water industry has hugely increased in recent years including the supply of pipe rehabilitation equipment and we recognise that the Picote Miller machines are more than your traditional spring machine. The range fits in perfectly to where we have an established reputation in the drain and sewer cleaning supply chain and also the direction our supply range has also been diversifying into. The opportunity to get involved with CJ Kelly International and Picote was an exciting one, dealing with John and Martyn (both partners in CJ Kelly International) has been a great experience, we share a lot of similarities as family businesses in the same industry and have similar views on our route to succeeding with Picote in Scotland.”
David continued: “The Picote range offers an efficient alternative to water jetting for the unblocking and cleaning of drain and sewer pipes, a solution to a common customer problem of failed patch liner removal, and opens up new doors in general for pipe rehabilitation equipment to our existing customers and potential new customers. We love to provide solutions for our customers problems and anytime we can provide a No-Dig solution for our clients it is generally a satisfying solution all round.”
In closing David stated: “The Picote range has been a great addition to our core stock, it is one I have been looking to add for some time. I am delighted to be able to offer this as currently the only stockist based in Scotland. We will be holding machines for sale or rent as well as a large stock of accessories and tools at our depot in Glasgow.”
John Kelly of CJ Kelly International added: “Scotland is now home to an excellent distributor of Picote equipment and we are very pleased that we can welcome Scotjet to our family of Picote resellers. We look forward to working closely with and supporting David and his team now and into the future.”
For Picote Dawn Greig said: “It is really good news that CJ Kelly International’s efforts to broaden the availability of Picote products with a distributor in Scotland have come to fruition. We would like to congratulate all concerned that this has now been made possible.”
As a framework provider to Scottish Water for sewer response equipment Scotjet has a close connection with the utility and its framework contractors. Envirorclean, based in East Kilbride, has had some recent success with Picote equipment whilst contracting, through the Scottish Water alliance. The company recently utilised a Picote Grabber Tool to remove a mash hammer from a sewer where it is believed it prevented a dig-up of a pavement and lamppost. On another project, the company also removed concrete from a sewer in less than an hour using a Picote Miller machine after its Jet Vac failed to make any impact on the obstruction.