Scotland’s most innovative public sector partnership, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance, delivers shared Council roads and transportation services to communities across East and South Ayrshire.  The Alliance is governed by a joint committee of elected members from the two Councils and it delivers services including roads maintenance, winter maintenance, design and infrastructure, traffic and transportation and road safety.  The Alliance have recently grown their capabilities by adding a purpose build Somerford Equipment road marking trailer to their fleet.

The shared service ensures a consistent standard of service against a backdrop of reducing public sector budgets; to help stay within budget Somerford Equipment have produced a purpose-built solution to help.  The convenient, robust and easy to use trailer is a cost-effective way of being able to mark and repair roads without the associated costs of a larger purpose-built vehicle.  Even with strict budgets in place the Ayrshire Roads Alliance are always looking to provide a Best Value Service throughout East & South Ayrshire and see the road marking trailer as a valuable asset to meet and maintain this goal. As Brian Jolly, Depot Manager at the Ayrshire Alliance stated, “The trailer will prove cheaper, more efficient and economical.” Brian continued, “It provides out highly trained operatives with a unit that meets our needs and allows them to produce high quality work.”

Somerford do not provide a trailer/vehicle and leave it there.  For over 50 years Somerford have been building and maintaining customer relationships through not only providing first class customer service, but by providing thorough training schemes with all vehicles.  Mr Jolly continued with his praise of the Somerford service, “The Training was excellent, very informative and put across in a way that everyone could easily understand by a provider that has hands on experience and knowledge of the unit and the works involved.”

“I cannot find a negative word to say, right from the outset at the Tender stage – updates of manufacture – timescales for delivery – training – contacts.  The unit itself looks and works great, whilst is also neat and compact.  Everything has been thought through form a technical perspective giving us a unit that meets East Ayrshire Councils needs in providing a very important service within our road network.  The trailer allows us to address safety issues immediately along with routine maintenance works, making the road network within East & South Ayrshire safer for the travelling public.”

Michael Oakes, General Manager from Somerford Equipment commented, “This is the first time we have worked with the Ayrshire Roads Alliance.  Our design team and engineers engaged with the client from conception through to completion, to ensure that we were able to offer a marking solution tailored to their bespoke requirements. We’re delighted once again to see the end user 100% satisfied with every aspect of the equipment.”

If you would like to know more about Somerford Equipment and their capabilities please contact us at 01270 750 450 or visit our website,