PTS Ltd was formed in 2002, starting with one Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD), and since then we have grown year on year becoming the UK’s leading provider of highway infrastructure surveys, investigations, and assessments, with associated materials testing carried out in our UKAS Accredited Laboratory.

What we do

PTS Ltd was formed in 2002, starting with one Falling Weight Deflectometer, and since then we have grown year on year becoming the UK’s leading provider of highway infrastructure surveys, investigations, and assessments, with associated materials testing carried out in our UKAS Accredited laboratory. We now operate a fleet of accredited machines alongside accredited highways inspectors for delivering infrastructure condition surveys and our operations team, led by experienced Pavement Engineers, successfully deliver hundreds of projects each year across the UK.

Our highly skilled and approachable team have decades of experience across all aspects of highway asset management and infrastructure inspections, pavement design and construction, factory production and control assessment, certification of Management Systems, and CE Marking of construction products. The business is split into four areas of operation: Pavement Engineering, UKPMS Condition Surveys, Construction Materials Testing, and Certification. We are based in Preston, with regional offices in Chichester and Sheffield, able to cover the whole of the UK.

As a company we are committed to and passionate at providing both the best and safest working environment for our staff, and to ensuring excellence in the execution and delivery of our services. In pursuit of this, PTS are accredited to ISO 9001 for quality management systems, ISO 14001 for environmental management systems, ISO 45001 for health and safety management, and we hold UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025 for our laboratory testing services.

We hold Investors in Diversity and Investors in People accreditations and employees undergo regular EDI training, plus we operate an assured employee assistance programme to help employees with issues affecting their health and general wellbeing. We continuously invest in our staff, research and development, and cutting-edge technology, whilst delivering a service recognised for outstanding levels of competence and professionalism. We are also a Constructionline Gold Member.

Our customers include Highways England, PFI and DBFO Companies, Ministry of Defence, numerous Highway Authorities, airport operators, and Tier One contractors, through to material producers and suppliers. These customers utilise our comprehensive range of capabilities to inform decision-making, planning and prioritisation, to identify cost effective solutions, and to ensure independent and objective quality assurance and control. Listening to customers and working with them to meet needs and exceed expectations is at the core of PTS’ ethos.

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