March 9, 2018
We have secured an exclusive maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail.
The five-year agreement enables us to service the products we supplied to Hitachi Rail facilities as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
Our contract covers regular maintenance visits and 24-hour breakdown assistance at the North Pole depot in West London, Stoke Gifford near Bristol and the recently completed facility at Doncaster. We will be taking care of bespoke equipment drops at all three locations, 80 lifting jacks, which operate in two sets of 40 and two bogie turntables.
Hitachi Rail’s commitment to this contract is a real step forward, demonstrating a desire to centralise work with suppliers and promote consistency between manufacture and maintenance, rather than leaving each depot to its own devices. From our perspective, it allows us to structure our service team to meet demand and ensure our equipment is operating efficiently at all times.
As part of this contract, we will also be responsible for servicing the fume extraction systems at the train maintenance centres. They were supplied by Blaschke, for whom we are the sole representative for the UK and Ireland.