Launch of new partnership signals a revolution in Africa’s rail supply chain
New partnership with Gear Rail

By Dave Tilmouth
13 June 2018 11:16:31



Today Unipart Rail and Gear Rail have signed a partnership agreement, cementing a relationship with has been built over the last four years....

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Visit us at Africa Rail 2018
12th - 13th June, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

By Laura Bennett
07 June 2018 13:42:25



Unipart Rail is exhibiting at Africa Rail 2018, which is taking place on the 12th and 13th June at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg....

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Tough Mudder Challenge raised over £1250 by Unipart Rail and Porterbrook
Staff from Unipart Rail and Porterbrook combined in a unique way for local charities

By Paul Markwell
31 May 2018 06:36:24



Staff from Unipart Rail and Porterbrook combined in a unique way for a Tough Mudder Challenge to raise over £1,000 for a local Doncaster Junior Rugby club charity and also donate £260 to the Rainbows Children’s Hospice based in Derby. Twenty-eight members of the two companies joined together to run ...

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Unipart Rail continues to support the Railway Benefit Fund
with a raffle at their recent Business Collaboration Dinner

By Nicola Holt
31 May 2018 13:01:08



The Railway Benefit Fund is a local charity which supports all members of the Railway family during challenging / difficult times whether through health issues or financial hardship....

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Unipart Rail achieve International Collaborative Working Standard
Unipart Rail has become one of the first companies in the UK rail industry to be approved to ISO 44001

By Paul Markwell
29 May 2018 16:57:06



Unipart Rail has become one of the first companies in the UK rail industry to be approved to the International Collaborative business relationship management systems ISO 44001:2017 Standard. The new Standard is the international equivalent of BS11000 which Unipart Rail has held for the past 5 years...

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New IRSE Chairman Announced
for the Midland and North Western Section

By Nicola Holt
13 April 2018 12:31:01



Park Signalling’s Business Development Director, Ian Allison, has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Midland & North Western Section, for the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) for the 2018 to 2019 session....

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Ferrartis Stillages Delivered to Bombardier
Saving costs, space and environmental impact

By Dave Tilmouth
04 April 2018 10:57:44



Our partner Ferrartis has delivered the first batch of its Pantograph Stillages to Bombardier in Crewe. The Stillages will be used for external pantograph storage....

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Unipart Rail at launch of UKRRIN
£92m fund to transform innovation in rail

By Dave Tilmouth
20 February 2018 21:08:42



Unipart Rail is a member of a partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of seven universities which has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence....

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Our safety products
Protecting West Midlands Passengers

By Dave Tilmouth
19 February 2018 12:05:33



A contract to supply the Unipart Rail TCA and TPWS train safety systems, manufactured in our Crewe Service Centre, has been agreed for the new fleet of Civity trains that will operate on the recently awarded West Midlands Franchise....

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Unipart Rail team up with Ferrartis
Solutions to reduce storage and transit space, environmental impact and costs

By Paul Markwell
17 January 2018 13:07:00



Unipart Rail have teamed up with specialist design engineers Ferrartis to provide a unique combination of resources to identify and build holistic solutions for storage and transit requirements that will save costs, space and environmental impact....

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Unipart Rail and Freightliner win FTA Award
Most Innovative Company of the Year awarded to SmartServe depot in Crewe

By Paul Markwell
14 December 2017 16:47:37



On the 13th of December Unipart Rail and Freightliner won the Most Innovative Company of the Year at the FTA Awards for the SmartServe solution provided at the Freightliner depot in Crewe.



The Freight Transport Association is an organisation that brings together leaders from across the supply ch...

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We have made the #UKRIA2018 shortlist
UK Rail Industry Awards 2018

By Laura Bennett
24 November 2017 12:52:30



Unipart Rail has been shortlisted for 2 awards at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2018.



Now in their 5th year, these awards recognise the hard work and achievement from the dedicated organisations, teams and individuals working tirelessly to deliver an efficient and robust rail network, which continu...

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Unipart Rail wins Rail Freight Innovation Award
Innovation and Technical Development Award won in combination with Freightliner.

By Paul Markwell
13 September 2017 09:17:12



Unipart Rail has won the Innovation and Technical Development Award at the 2017 Rail Freight Group annual awards in combination with Freightliner.



The Award is for the creation of the new depot stores facility in Crewe based on a completely new operational model, called SmartServe, which in the...

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LED Wig Wag celebrates its 10th year
since approval for use at Level Crossings

By Graham Scott
24 July 2017 16:03:59



July 2017 sees ten years since the Unipart Dorman/Unipart Rail LED Wig Wag head for level crossings was first approved for use....

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Materials traceability – from OEM through to fitting
Key Fasteners launches new service for LUR

By Dave Tilmouth
04 July 2017 16:33:03



Safety issues continue to be of paramount importance, and at Unipart Rail this focus continues right to the lineside to give complete confidence that only the right materials are being fitted, and that they can be traced back through the supply chain – most recently with the acquisition of Key Faste...

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Highly commended award entry
Fabrication centre highly commended at Railway Industry Innovation Awards

By Dave Tilmouth
29 June 2017 14:39:58



Unipart Rail and VolkerRail have been highly commended in the Cross-industry Partnership Working category, at this year’s Railway Industry Innovation Awards, held in London on Friday 23 June....

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Offsite factory opening
OLE fabrication facility in Crewe

By Dave Tilmouth
06 April 2017 09:34:30



An innovative approach to overhead line fabrication has led to the opening of a third fabrication facility, developed by Unipart rail and VolkerRail, in Crewe.



Officially opened by Network Rail’s major programme director, Chris Montgomery, the new facility will pre-assemble all overhead line mate...

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A more Powerful company
Unipart Rail Acquires Samuel James Engineering

By Dave Tilmouth
01 June 2017 09:43:10



Samuel James is a well respected player in the specialised discipline of high quality electrical control panels and switchboards, and its capabilities fit perfectly with our own market-leading signalling and control location case and REB manufacture. Unipart Rail today announces the acquisition of t...

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Materials Reclamation
De-mobilising Warehousing and Stores

By Dave Tilmouth
21 February 2017 13:42:36



When Alstom were planning to de-mobilise their Peterborough stores, they turned to Unipart Rail to manage the process....

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Unipart Rail is recognised at the Greater China Awards 2017
Demonstrating innovation within the Chinese rail market

By Laura Bennett
08 February 2017 16:17:18



Unipart Rail was delighted to be shortlisted for an award at the Greater China Awards 2017. The awards, run by the Department for International Trade North West, are open to any organisations in North West of England that have made a significant contribution to developing business or collaborative i...

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Glow in the dark....
...without getting burned

By Dave Tilmouth
26 January 2017 09:53:43



We all remember watches with glowing hands so you could read the time in the dark, and toys that would glow in the dark when you turned out the lights. Many of these things are now consigned to history as potential issues were recognised....

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Siemens present supplier award to Unipart Rail
Unipart Rail have been awarded the Customer Focus and Collaboration Award by Siemens Rail Systems at their recent Supplier Recognition event.

By Paul Markwell
04 January 2017 11:48:47



Unipart Rail have been awarded the Customer Focus and Collaboration Award by Siemens Rail Systems at their recent Supplier Recognition event. This award is in recognition of the very close relationship that the two companies have to support the train maintenance activities of Siemens and in particu...

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Rail Electrification Delivery Group Visits Doncaster
Insight into Offsite factory for OHLE

By Dave Tilmouth
26 August 2016 11:46:42



The Rail Electrification Delivery Group (REDG) consisting of representatives including Network Rail, VolkerRail, Carillion and RIA are pictured visiting the Doncaster Overhead Line Assembly Facility....

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QR Tracking Impresses
VolkerRail visits our Doncaster Facility

By Dave Tilmouth
26 August 2016 11:42:21



VolkerRail's Steve Cocliff visits our Doncaster Overhead Line Offsite Manufacturing Facility and is impressed with what he saw....

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Unipart Group scoops coveted wellbeing award at Responsible Business Awards
for Unipart WorkWell

By Laura Bennett
12 July 2016 12:33:02



Unipart Group, was last night named the winner of the Bupa Wellbeing at work award in Business in the Community’s 2016 Responsible Business Awards held at the O2 in London....

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Africa Rail 2016
Did you find us on the Gear Group Stand

By Laura Bennett
29 June 2016 13:02:42



We had a successful show at Africa Rail, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg....

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A Royal Appointment
Unipart Manufacturing Group MD appointed as Ambassador for Industrial Cadets

By Laura Bennett
27 June 2016 10:20:54



Six prominent industry leaders - including Unipart's Manufacturing Group MD - have been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as Ambassadors for the Industrial Cadets initiative, a workplace experience accreditation which assists the future skills supply to UK Industry, especially the manufacturing a...

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Our latest Unipart WorkWell Event
Supporting the Health & Wellbeing of our Employees

By Laura Bennett
23 June 2016 11:21:09



he latest Unipart WorkWell Health and Wellbeing Event event was held at our Crewe site on Thursday 16th June.

Unipart WorkWell is designed to help our people take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to improve quality of life and promote health and wellbeing across the wo...

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Supporting young people with the Crewe Pledge
Mock Apprentice Assessment Centre held in Crewe

By Laura Bennett
19 February 2016 10:00:14



Unipart Rail are working closely with the Crewe Pledge, which aims to foster a collaboration between schools, colleges, businesses and organisations in the local area with a single aim in mind – to help young people with the transition from education into employment....

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Delivering Information Sessions for..
Integrated Lightweight Signal Post Lifting Winch

By Graham Scott
17 November 2015 10:41:55



As part of Unipart Dorman's commitment to providing excellent through-life support on the full range of its products, a number of informative product demonstrations have recently been delivered both at customer training centres and at the Unipart Dorman factory in Southport, Merseyside....

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How to solve the Productivity Puzzle
Unipart launches productivity campaign

By Laura Bennett
11 November 2015 12:30:07



Unipart, Europe’s leading logistics, manufacturing and consultancy group, is launching a new campaign promoting productivity improvement in Britain....

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Improving Rural Road Safety
with VAS signage from Unipart Dorman

By Nicola Holt
28 October 2015 13:00:23



Three people died on country roads every day last year....

With over 1000 people killed and over 9000 seriously injured on our country roads in 2014, highlighting the dangers ahead and making our roads safer is paramount*....

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Unipart Rail and Siemens gain joint BS 11000 Certification
Collaborative working at the heart of the long term relationship

By Dave Tilmouth
18 August 2015 15:59:02



Unipart Rail and Siemens Rail Systems have formalised their long-term business relationship by gaining BS 11000 Certification for the collaborative partnership that they have formed together.

The obtaining of BS 11000 Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships reflects the robust processes a...

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The Overheads keep getting better
New OLE Fabrication Facility Opens

By Dave Tilmouth
14 July 2015 16:07:10



The new Unipart Rail and REAL Alliance Overhead Line Fabrication Facility in Doncaster opened on 13th July 2015.

At a ceremony attended by representatives from both organisations, a ribbon was cut to mark the official start to the building of fabrications for the REAL Alliance's work in upgrading th...

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All I want for Christmas....
is a blockade.

By Dave Tilmouth
09 June 2015 08:59:29



VolkerRail were undertaking a Christmas ‘blockade’ - where a section of track is closed down to enable refurbishment - and required continuous supply of materials over the period 24th to 28th December.

Because this was an unexpected demand with a tight schedule, delivery failures were not an option....

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Raising funds for the Railway Benefit Fund
Supporting their work with rail employees and their families

By Dave Tilmouth
15 May 2015 08:54:46



During our customer dinner held during RailTex we held a raffle, raising a total of £767. Pictured accepting the cheque on the Unipart Dorman stand at Railtex is Tim Shoveller - Chairman of RBF and MD of the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance from David Kierton - Director Business Collaboration...

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Unipart Rail scoops Collaborative Working Award
UK Rail Industry Award presented to Unipart Rail for BS 11000 Collaboration

By Dave Tilmouth
24 February 2015 11:50:41



Unipart Rail was recognised as the best in the industry for collaborative working at the prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) on the 19th February as they scooped the Collaborative Working Award.

The 2015 UK Rail Industry Awards are presented from a cross-industry panel of independent judges...

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