Yorkshire based surfacing, drainage and civil engineering firm, NMC Group has launched a Specialist Coatings service bringing new expertise in commercial outdoor ground applications.
The additional service will bolster the Group’s leading position in providing turnkey solutions for outside surfacing requirements.
NMC Specialist Coatings introduces innovative and sustainable solutions for waterproofing, street art and aesthetic asphalt for roads, car parks, walkways and other public spaces. It will open significant new opportunities for NMC where the company can extend its offer to existing, but also new clients.
This investment responds to a growing market from both existing and new NMC customers with multi storey and roof level car parking, offering more durable and watertight resins and mastic asphalt using state of the art technology.
It also offers new capabilities in decorative surface printing through pre-formed graphics and imprinted patterns for creative paving as a more cost-effective alternative to block paving. The aesthetic asphalt application responds to requirements for more bespoke and attractive applications for public spaces and walkways where more decorative systems and anti-slip coatings is possible.
NMC Specialist Coatings is being headed up by industry expert Robert Gourlay who has joined NMC Group from Eurovia Specialist Treatments where he was responsible for delivering a number of high-profile projects including the £2 million surfacing contract for the Olympic Park prior to the 2012 Games. Robert has over 20 years of industry experience and for four years he chaired the High Friction Surfacing Committee (HFSC), part of the Road Surface Treatment Association.
Patrick McCracken, NMC Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to bring Robert on-board to lead our exciting new Specialist Coatings function. After launching our new drainage service last year, we continue to invest in complimentary service capabilities to support our strategy and position NMC at the next level in providing complete turnkey solution for clients.
“Not only can we take care of surfacing essentials but now we can provide durable and sustainable coatings and markings that are bespoke to each client.
“Bringing Robert into our team is a real asset to the business. He is a very well-regarded industry expert with considerable knowledge in this niche area and the wider business is highly supportive of our plans for him to grow this part of the business.”
Robert Gourlay said: “I am really excited to be joining NMC Group which is one of the most respected, honest and diligent operators in the sector. Specialist surfacing is a growing market with brilliant new technology that can literally transform outside areas into more inspiring spaces to enjoy.
“It can also deliver very practical solutions that are still bespoke to each client with more creative way finding and branding. This opens many new opportunities for NMC and I am looking forward to working with the team to grow the business.”
Headquartered in Doncaster, NMC Group operates a national network offering a 24/7 service to its clients. The Group predominantly serves the retail, commercial and leisure market but also provides surfacing solutions to high risk petrochemical, industrial, healthcare and education sectors.
Key clients include Tesco, Sainsburys, McArthurGlen and BP. Alongside surfacing, the Group offers civil engineering, draining, line marking and surveying services.