The deal will see the acoustic barriers being made available through United Rentals. Echo Barriers are already used by some of the world’s biggest construction companies and have been used to reduce building noise at projects including the World Trade Centre in New York and on the London Underground.
Echo Barrier technical director Peter Wilson, who created the product line five years ago, said that the deal is a monumental landmark in the company’s growth. “United Rentals can get our product in front of huge markets across the world with relative ease which will significantly grow our business,” he said. “We have been working with the team based in the States for a long time to try and get the deal right to benefit both parties and we are thrilled to have finally signed on the dotted line.”
In the USA, United Rentals has an integrated network of over 880 locations offering 3,300 classes of equipment.
Echo Barrier launched its first noise-reduction barrier into the market in 2010. Since then, two improved iterations of the barrier have been designed and produced, whilst the portfolio has been expanded with the generator acoustic enclosure, H20 Acoustic tent, the zero rated barrier and the transparent barrier.