About Us

Hitex International Group delivers road safety and surfacing solutions to clients around the world.

Established over 40 years ago, Hitex International Group is a privately-owned group of companies that offers a range of end-to-end solutions including:

  • Manufacture and supply of road surfacing and marking materials
  • Bespoke design and build of road vehicles equipment
  • Specialist contracting services
  • Vehicle and equipment hire and rental

At the core of our business is a commitment to road safety and the provision of durable, reliable, cost effective and innovative solutions to clients throughout the public and private sectors.

With unrivalled industry experience, knowledge and expertise, combined with a substantial and ongoing investment into research and development, Hitex International can meet the specific needs of clients and the changing needs of communities.

Hitex International is truly independent with exceptional financial stability. This has enabled us to grow and expand at our own rate, and on our own terms.



Hitex Traffic Safety Material Manufacturing Division

Established in 2004, Hitex Traffic Safety is a manufacturer of thermoplastic road markings, high friction surfacing materials, road crack & joint repair systems and decorative road surfacing.

Co-located with the Group’s contracting sector at extensive, purpose-built facilities in Ellesmere Port, Hitex Traffic Safety has steadily grown to become the UK’s largest supplier of thermoplastic and high friction surfacing.

With dedicated research and development facilities, Hitex Traffic Safety continues to improve the durability and safety performance of its products. Significant investments have been made into utilising sustainable materials and processes across all manufacturing operations.


L&R Roadlines Road Marking and Surfacing Contracting Division

Established in 1972, L&R Roadlines Limited has become one of the UK’s largest and most trusted road marking and road surfacing contractors.

With an enviable reputation for professionalism and integrity, L&R Roadlines Limited can demonstrate a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects to the public and private sectors. As an integral part of many organisations’ key supply chains, the company is highly experienced in working collaboratively with major contractors as well as local government authorities.

We also offer a comprehensive range of contractor training programmes, enabling our highly skilled operatives share expertise and experience with contractors in countries around the world.


Somerford Equipment Vehicle and Equipment Manufacturing Division

Somerford Equipment was acquired by Hitex International Group in 2010. Established over 40 years ago, the company has become synonymous throughout the industry for providing road marking vehicles and equipment that offer exceptional quality and deliver the highest level of performance.

With a policy of continuous investment, Somerford Equipment is focused on bringing efficient, safe and innovative designs to the market. This strategy has enabled the company to remain at the forefront of the latest technological advances in the industry.

Somerford Equipment offers hire and rental terms to provide contractors with greater accessibility to its market-leading vehicles and equipment.


Textureprint Specialist and Decorative Contracting Division

Textureprint Ltd was formed in 2002 to add a new dimension to the Hitex International Group. It specialises in the supply and installation of maintenance-free, coloured, textured and natural stone surfacing. The company is also committed to a programme of ongoing research and development into material performance, textures and patterns.

With specially engineered application equipment, Textureprint products are available in a wide range of durable and attractive finishes and provide clients and contractors with an effective alternative to traditional surfacing solutions.

Textureprint provides full training in the use of the thermoplastic TexPrint system to the international market.