News - Year: 2020

Continental links secure Paris order

We have joined forces with our French parent company, CIM, to equip a new state-of-the-art tram depot on the outskirts of Paris.  A set of 18 lightweight lifting jacks and a bogie turntable will be used to service 22 futuristic trams that will run on the new Tram9 line, a 10km stretch of track connecting Paris’ south eastern suburbs […]

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Servicing capacity at Devon rail depot given a lift

Our equipment is set to improve servicing times in the South West, increasing passenger capacity.  We have developed a set of 12 lifting jacks and two turntables for a new maintenance facility being built at Exeter’s Old Views depot in Devon.  The three-road construction with carriage wash is located on a brownfield site, adjacent to the existing depot and […]

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Keep calm and carry on

Our can-do attitude has helped keep the rail industry on track during the coronavirus pandemic.  We continued at full capacity throughout lockdown, providing vital support to the maintenance facilities ensuring trains remained available for key workers.  In the six months from April to September this year, our engineers completed 212 service visits to rail depots […]

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Jacks make uplifting appearance in Nexus film

We wanted to wish the Tyne and Wear Metro a very happy 40th birthday and congratulate operator, Nexus, on its excellent virtual tour of the Gosforth depot in Newcastle. The video is a fascinating insight into the history and present-day operations at this key maintenance facility, which is soon to be reconstructed to cater for a new fleet […]

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Client commission extends product range

The development of a new product for longstanding client, Siemens Mobility, has resulted in the growth of our portfolio of rail depot handling equipment. We are now offering bogie lifters to the rail market, after designing and producing a set of 22 for a specialist overhaul facility in Lincoln. Bogie lifters work in pairs to […]

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New Zealand orders raise global presence

Thanks to our worldwide reputation for reliability and durability, two rail depots in New Zealand are benefiting from our equipment. We are supplying eight 30-tonne lifting jacks to KiwiRail, eight years after four identical units were installed at the operator’s Hamilton depot. Our new lifting jacks are to be used in the Wellington and Dunedin […]

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