Leeds drainage company invests £400,000 with major fleet addition

Leeds-based drainage contractor, Jet Aire, has invested a further £400,000 in its fleet capability with the purchase of company’s first recycler.

Jet Aire has acquired a JHL FlexLine 414 unit, one of only four such units in the UK and the only one based in the North. Renowned for its eco-friendly performance, the Danish-manufactured FlexLine 414 uses recycling technology to cleanse and re-use water for jetting on site. The system is ideal for de-silting, large diameter pipe cleaning and many of the most challenging industrial cleaning and waste removal tasks.  The purchase follows recent investment in the Ultracoat division of the business, which strengthens weak or corroded structures with a reinforcing epoxy resin. The company has also invested in a state-of-the-art UV lining rig which repairs pipes by inserting and inflating a liner containing a special resin which is then cured by UV lights to effectively create a new pipe within the original pipe. Both Ultracoat and UV complement the hot-cure and ambient lining operations that Jet Aire has carried out for its client base for over a decade.

Jet Aire managing director, Charlie Kirk, said:

“Jet Aire’s recent investments put the company in a very strong position as one of the few drainage contractors in the North with the one-stop-shop capabilities that our new fleet additions offer. FlexLine 414 units are 30 per cent more powerful than standard equipment and deliver faster turnaround of urgent waste removal and cleaning projects. Their energy-efficient technology also reduces environmental impact and carbon footprint. In recent years Jet Aire’s business has significantly expanded and hiring a FlexLine 414 on a project-by-project basis has been a costly exercise, so investing in our own will be more cost-effective in the long term as well as providing a faster response time for our clients. Similarly, the UV addition will allow the company to perform a faster repair for our clients, when the conditions allow the use of the UV rig.”

Jet Aire have been servicing the UK for over thirty years with a range of professional drainage solutions to commercial, industrial and domestic clients. The company has a head office near Aberford and an additional depot in Middlesbrough. Jet Aire is accredited and approved by many of the environmental and drainage service industry’s leading bodies and holds both ISO9001, ISO14001 internationally recognised standards for quality management.