For more than 100 years, cast iron covers and drainage gratings have been an integral part of infrastructure planning. In recent times, the arrival of composite access products to the market has delivered new advantages and a new level of choice for project managers of utilities and municipalities as well as consultant engineers and contractors. 

View the areas of application for the full range of third party certified composite access solutions by EJ.

For the construction product specifier, expertise in this market has never been more important. EJ, as a specialist manufacturer of access solutions in multiple materials – ductile iron, fabricated steel and composite, have amassed years of experience when it comes to producing composite covers to industry standards.

They are now leading the industry with the first D400 composite cover fully in compliance with the rigorous testing requirements of EN 124:2015. One of the more stringent requirements is the fatigue test which involves a load of 13.6 tonnes applied to the composite cover 100,000 times.

The cover must show no visible damage and be capable of withstanding a subsequent 400kN load test to meet the standard. This demonstrates the long term durability and performance of the STRETO for road installations, with repeated loading and unloading conditions.

Lightweight. Durable. Strong.

Combined with the ergonomic benefits of lightweight composite covers, this high strength solution is ideal for municipal applications and areas subject to vehicular traffic.

The STRETO comprises of a composite cover in a twin wall ductile iron frame, and is independently third party certified ensuring optimum performance and a high factor of safety for clients and users. Another key advantage is the ability to incorporate a logo or match a RAL colour to suit Public Realm and Active Travel projects.

Composites – a greener solution

Made in Ireland, the STRETO offers you a greener solution for utility access. It requires a low temperature manufacturing process and combined with reduced transport loads due to their lightweight structure, composite covers contribute to a lower carbon footprint.

To acknowledge their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, EJ production facilities have attained a Silver medal in CSR, awarded by EcoVadis, the worldʼs largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.

Expertise in composite access solutions

EJ are the only Irish based manufacturer of composite access covers and have received notable industry awards, including the Impact Award by University of Limerick.

Their industry legacy gives them the edge in creating the best composite access covers in the market for local authorities, contractors and utility operators, that are manufactured to the highest industry standards, and that will ensure optimum long term performance and peace of mind for specifiers and clients.

For industry leading solutions on water, sewer, telecommunication and utility networks choose the experts, choose EJ.

If you require any further information, contact EJ on 057 91 23100 or email: