A manufacturing firm which makes glass-fibre lighting and weather masts for airport runways is seeing demand for its products soar after securing several major contracts.
Pollite, based in the UK’s north-east, has seen its specialist frangible masts installed at commercial, civil and military airfields in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Recent UK contracts include supplying hundreds of lighting masts to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and at Glasgow International Airport as part of its multi-million pound redevelopment. Meanwhile Aberdeen Airport’s runway extension is to be supplied with 73 lighting masts.
Pollite has also provided approach masts for Can-Tho Airport in Vietnam and Launceston Airport in Tasmania as well as securing new contracts in Brazil, New Zealand and Indonesia.
The masts are made of glass-fibre and polyester resin and finished with a UV-resistant gel coat. They are anti-corrosive, temperature and weather resistant, immune to electromagnetic interference, easily installed on site and have low shipping costs.
“The unique elements of the mast are the simplicity of its design, the durability of the construction, how easy it is to install and the low shipping costs,” said Pollite’s MD, Adrian Harrison.
Each of the masts is designed and assembled at Pollite’s factory in Darlington, County Durham, and raw materials and associated components are sourced from the UK to ensure traceability.