Eve launches ‘game changing’ Trakway panel
By Steve Ducker03 August 2015
UK temporary access systems supplier Eve has launched its latest Trakway panel, the Emtek. The Eve Emtek Panel is a temporary access roadway system, specifically designed for use in boggy and extremely wet areas.
Eve, a division of the Ashtead Group company A-Plant, has exclusive rights to supply and install this product in the UK.
The system, supplied by American company Anthony Hardwood Composites, is designed to supply access under the most extreme conditions, and is ideally suited to the industries where superior support is required for huge metal-tracked plant and construction vehicles.
The wooden mats are made using American hardwoods which are laminated, glued and pressed to create a super-strength panel, with natural defects such as knots and wane removed to add further quality. The wood used within the mats is also sourced from certified sustainable forests, ensuring that the materials used have a low environmental impact.
Eve’s managing director, Nigel Quinn, says, “The panels are game-changing within the temporary access industry. We knew from talking to our customers that they wanted something different to the traditional aluminium and plastic panels that could be used for long-term rentals in extreme conditions and using huge machines and metal tracked plant.
“The Eve Emtek panel is that solution. We have invested a significant amount in research, testing and procurement to get this product available for market, and are delighted to be the only supplier able to offer this truly heavy duty solution for our customers.”
Another important factor is that all Eve Emtek mats are proof load tested at the factory for deflection and strength, and any billet not passing the strict design properties is not put into circulation.