At the end of 2013 our company celebrated its 20th anniversary. Right from the start, our focus was on retro-reflective road studs and over the years, we have successfully introduced this highly effective traffic safety device into our domestic market, followed by most of the East European countries. Despite other products on offer, road studs remain our major business orientation expressed by our own snow ploughable stud EN 1463 with certification in 2006.
In spring 2008 we introduced the first high-pressure water jet machine in Czechia – Stripe Hog 8000 manufactured by Waterblasting Technologies Inc. in Florida. This is mainly used for removal of unwanted road markings, as well as surface retexturing and excess tyre rubber removal from aircraft runways. Nowadays, when it comes to an old marking removal, using a water jet machine has become the standard on Czech highways – a similar situation to the EU or U.S.
In May 2014, we moved our offices to Zelechovice nad Drevnici just outside of Zlin. At the same time, after 6 years of successful cooperation with Waterblasting Technologies, they agreed with us to establish Waterblasting Technologies Europe Ltd., to become a dedicated spare parts warehouse, service and sales centre covering Europe and post-Soviet countries.
Since autumn, thanks to this new partnership, we are able to provide simultaneously 2-3 Stripe Hogs with enhanced blasting widths of up to 180 cm. Using this equipment for tunnel cleaning, airport runway rubber removal and/or road retexturing, the maximum performance of each Stripe Hog can reach up to 3.500 m2 per working hour.
Here at Stim we strongly believe that all these factors will greatly increase the quality of our services/product offer, ensuring that both customers and partners are 100% satisfied with our work.