Hitex International Announces Indian Joint Venture 160216

Hitex International Group has announced a new joint venture partnership with Trans Metalite India, the New Delhi-based supplier of highways infrastructure solutions. Metalite Hitex Group will offer a wide range of innovative, high quality road maintenance, safety and marking solutions designed specifically for Indian highways construction and maintenance industries.

Finn Goff, Group Commercial Director, Hitex International Group commented: “Metalite Hitex Group has been formed to meet the unique and often complex difficulties facing India’s highway infrastructure network. Together we will focus on developing cost effective Indian solutions to Indian problems rather than trying to adapt products or systems designed for the European market.”

Demonstrating its commitment to India, Metalite Hitex Group has established a new manufacturing plant at Bawal in Haryana, where a range of road repair and maintenance solutions will be developed. They will include new crack and pothole repairs, anti-skid treatments and extra-bright, longer-lasting retro-reflective road markings.

Vikas Jalan, Managing Director, Trans Metalite India Limited added: “Metalite Hitex Group will develop and manufacture new materials, equipment and processes that extend the effective life of road surfaces and substantially reduce ongoing maintenance and lifecycle costs. We are pleased to partner with Hitex International as there is great synergy between our two companies with the complementary services we can jointly offer the highways sector.”

The launch of this joint venture was fully supported by the British High Commission in New Delhi where Anthony Cooper, First Secretary, Trade and Investment, said: “This partnership between two leading British and Indian companies celebrates the spirit of Great for Collaboration and Make in India, exciting campaigns that highlight the scale of the UK’s commitment to India. We are glad that the UK can use its expertise to provide solutions for road maintenance in India.”

  • GREAT for Collaboration is an ambitious campaign to showcase India-UK business collaboration. Launched by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister David Cameron, the campaign aims to inspire new partnerships and encourage greater awareness of the scale of the UK’s commitment to India. The overall objective is to increase business between the two countries. The campaign showcases and promotes collaborations of mutual benefit to India and the UK across a range of sectors, such as energy, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services and infrastructure.
  • ‘Make in India’ is a campaign launched by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi which aims to boost indigenous industrialisation throughout India.