API Acquires K.B. Industries UK
K.B. Industries UK Ltd, sellers and installers of KBI’s Flexi®-Pave since 2010 has joined the ever-expanding Atlantic Power and Infrastructure Corp.’s ( API) portfolio of rapidly expanding international entities.
Based in South Yorkshire, England, K.B. Industries UK Ltd have independently been selling and installing KBI’s Flexi®-Pave and it’s related products since 2010. K.B. Industries UK Ltd has installed Flexi®-Pave in numerous world-renowned locations such as Legoland in Windsor; Whitehall London; Lincoln Castle (where Downton Abbey was filmed).currently working
The KBI team worked with LEGOLAND to develop a unique blend of KBI’s Flexistone system that incorporated blue pigmented quartz stone into the usual blend, creating a visually dynamic surface that also fulfilled drainage and access requirements for the area. KBI also created a brand-new product for the project—Flexiglass — using highly polished colored glass, to create ‘veins’ that matched the surrounding architecture of the MYTHICA zone.
KBI’s Flexistone system was selected in order to provide a durable, highly porous surface that would tolerate the high pedestrian footfall, but also allow vehicular access to the area outside of opening hours.
K.B. Industries UK is currently installing 183,000 sq ft of Fexi-Pave on the Swinton Greenway, in Salford, England. The project represents KBI’s largest installation of Flex-Pave to date and one of the UK largest installations of porous pavement. When complete, the Flexi-Pave surface will use recycled rubber from 50,000 tires.
The acquisition will not involve any major changes in the operations and management of K.B. Industries UK Ltd., API said.
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