Keeping the nation’s cycleways and pathways clear and ice-free this winter has just got easier with the announcement of an exciting new winter services partnership.

This new venture between Safecote and Econ Engineering will provide local councils across the country with the equipment and materials to clear ice and snow on footpaths and cycleways more efficiently.

Whilst Econ has more than 50 years-experience in supplying gritters to the market, Safecote has been delivering ready-to-use liquid anti-icers and de-icers for more than a decade.

Authorities are facing new challenges to keep the ever-increasing network of footways and cycleways open and accessible to the public during the winter season.

This new joint-venture is a natural fit and allows the companies to offer a turnkey solution for those highways authorities who have obligations to keep cycleways and footways safe this winter.

Econ, which last year celebrated its golden anniversary manufactures more than 80 per cent of the winter maintenance and repair vehicles used on Britain’s roads.

It has recently launched two satellite engineering and service hubs – the first in Alloa, Scotland, and the second in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.

Econ Engineering director Andrew Lupton said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with such a reputable distributor of liquid anti and de-icer as Safecote.

“It has an extensive range of good quality products which complement our towable trailer sprayer de-icer perfectly.

“Econ is constantly innovating its product range to meet the growing demands of our customers and this partnership only enhances our newest offering – the towable trailer sprayer de-icer.”

Safecote prides itself on offering innovative winter service solutions. Its unique products offer unrivalled performance and value for money and is known for its extensive experience in this area.

Mark Dutton, Managing Director at Safecote, said: “Coming together with Econ, a well-known British manufacturer of winter service equipment, to provide this new combi-package is an exciting prospect for us.

“Both companies have extensive experience in the winter services sector and this joint venture will help to meet the demand in the market to keep these areas ice free.”