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Maxprobe distribution extends to South Africa


Posted on: August 15th, 2018

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


Posted on: July 13th, 2018
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.



Getting A Drain Survey – What Is Involved?


Posted on: December 11th, 2013

DRAINS! We don’t tend to think of them. It’s the place where your waste goes and we don’t want to know about that, as long as it gets where it’s got to go. The thing is (when there is a problem), like anything, the earlier you spot it the better. Since I started Hire at Scanprobe I always get asked the same question:-  I need to survey my drains, which drain camera would you recommend? And I always ask, is it for insurance purposes? The reason I ask this question is to do with the quality of drain survey you require. If you just wanted to check to see if there’s something obstructing the water flow, you can simply use our look-see supercam. This camera is a basic unit you can just pop down the pipe to quickly identify any major issues. Whereas for insurance purposes or for the sale/purchase of a house you will require more information.

 

The reason it’s a good idea to have a drain survey done is probably obvious, but it can tell you much more about the property than most realize. It can discover hidden man holes, which in some cases are inside the property especially if it’s had an extension. ItScanprobe Series 6 Drain Camera tells you where each pipe goes, what they are for and whether you will come across them if you’re fitting in foundations for a new extension. By looking for offset joints or cracks a drain survey can tell you if there’s been any subsidence to the property over the years and whether it’s still occurring. You can check for root ingress from nearby trees. Whether your pipes are running through to the neighbor or to the main sewer or even a cesspit. These are things I would definitely want to know before I purchased a property. Now using a look-see unit will tell you most of these things but the Scanprobe Series 6 is the unit 90% of people would use. The reason for this is down to the quality of the system. For instance:- the drain camera on the Scanprobe Series 6 is self levelling, which means the camera stays the right way up in the pipe giving you a much easier time determining where each branch enters. Also by knowing which is top and bottom you can determine whether an obstruction will effect the flow, as sometimes when the pipes are fitted, some of the adhesive can seep into the pipe causing obstruction, but if this is on the top of the pipe and not too big you could (in theory) leave it as it won’t effect the flow.

 

To survey pipes larger then 150mm I would recommend getting a company in to do it. Mainly because the cameras required, are a lot more complicated (our company can assist you on this). But for a domestic property, I don’t see why any competent person couldn’t hire our equipment and do it themselves.

 

Darren

Scanprobe Hire Dept. Tel. 0203 253 2001

 



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