Did you see SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS at Highways UK 2021?

SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS were pleased to attend Highways UK at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, hosting a stand for the two-day event.

Picture credit: Melanie Willis, MW-PR

Peter Rieck and Jonny Jonas (pictured above on the stand) were the original minds who developed SHIMPAC® roadshims in the 1980’s. They were supported at Highways UK 2021 by Manager Barry Andrews and sales lead Dan McIntosh with Dawn Stares and Melanie Willis.

Barry Andrews said of the exhibition: “After so many cancelled events in 2020 due to Covid-19 lockdowns and imposed travel restrictions plus working from home, there was a real buzz at the event as construction industry professionals were able to network and talk business in person again.”

He added: “One of our key aims for the event was to promote and educate SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS offering to the specialist audience in attendance for use on future highway construction project plans. Having re-designed the company website and created a film to demonstrate our roadshims at the start of 2021, it was great to be able to showcase these. We also installed a large construction model and displayed samples of the various sizes, thickness and shapes to demonstrate how versatile our ironwork seating system really is.”

As a specially engineered solution to seat and level highway ironworks more effectively than cutting down bricks, our layered system provides a strong and durable solution that can be installed quickly and easily. It is designed to last, can carry the ever-increasing weight of traffic demands and withstand the adverse weather conditions we now face in the UK.

With the highest safety accreditations, SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS fully supports and exemplifies sustainability, which was a key focus for Highways UK in 2021.

Highways UK is an annual exhibition. To find out more about Highways UK 2022 with a ‘Connected Britain’ theme this year, visit the event website at: Roads for a connected Britain | Highways UK 2022 | 2 – 3 November 2022 (

To find out more about SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS or its product range, securing highway ironworks that last email Barry Andrews:


SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS = sustainable

With moves for contractors to be carbon neutral, meet Net Zero targets and reduce both energy and emissions, sustainable methods of construction are so important.

SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS provide a sustainable long-lasting solution, securing highway ironworks to last – in the following safe, efficient, and secure ways…

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1. SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS support sustainable travel

At a time when authorities are being encouraged to focus on sustainable travel improvements to encourage cycling and walking for health and environmental benefit, it is important to ensure that footway, cycleway and highway ironworks are level to prevent hazards for pedestrians and cyclists. SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS are fitted with millimetre precision to ensure that ironworks are kept secure without movement. One of the biggest hazards for cyclists are broken or uneven drainage channels at the side of the road – keep them secure by using SHIMPAC® products.

2. SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS can handle the weight of heavy traffic

With ever-increasing vehicle movements and more occurrences of congestion at peak travel times in our towns and cities, plus larger and heavier lorries on our UK roads from 2022, highway ironworks need to be stronger than ever to manage the weight of heavier loads. The SHIMPAC® product range has been engineered to last, able to withstand huge loads of 120 tonnes (so can be used for rail and airport ironworks too).

3. SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS last, whatever the weather…

The effect of global warming means excessively high temperatures, flash-flooding, prolonged periods of cold and/or icy conditions, our highways need to withstand the ravages of UK weather. SHIMPAC® products will not deteriorate in extreme conditions, staying strong and secure in the even the most testing wet, cold or dry weather conditions.

4. SHIMPAC® SYSTEMS are a sustainable installation

Contractors currently using SHIMPAC® roadshims advise that it is a better way to work, offering quicker installation, less hand/arm vibration or heavy manual handling (as the roadshims are easier than cutting bricks to size) with no specialist tools required. Plus, there is no wastage as any remaining ‘cut offs’ can be used as the base layer for other locations requiring ironwork seating, reducing waste by re-use.

To find out more about SHIMPAC® Systems and its full product range for all types and size of ironwork visit: Shimpac product range

Alternatively contact Barry Andrews, Manager at SHIMPAC® Systems on 07808 646299 or e-mail: