Hill & Smith offloads driving sign tech division

Solihull-based Hill & Smith has sold its urban driving environment division, Variable Message Signs (VMA), to Manchester-based Pilot Group.

The deal sees Pilot Group strengthen its traffic control systems portfolio and enhance its offering of smart traffic control solutions.

VMS’ Urban division supplies a range of industry leading LED light technology solutions, in fixed and mobile configurations.

Simone Peppi, COO and co-founder of Pilot Group, said: “The acquisition of the urban driving environment division of VMS from Hill & Smith gives Pilot Group an even better, best-in-class offering of traffic control solutions for our customers. This division is a complement to our existing product and service portfolio and comes at a time when smart urban road management has never been more important.”

She added: “Ensuring that our urban infrastructure operates smoothly, efficiently, safely and in a way that helps minimise traffic’s impact on the environment is essential if our built-environments are to continue to function for all of us all. Pilot Group is proud to be at the cutting-edge of developing new products and services that help that need become a reality.”

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