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LUR overhauls Manchester production site

LUR overhauls Manchester production site

£1.4m investment revolutionises the facility


Tags: Bogie Overhaul Business News Engineering Technology PBU Traction and Rolling Stock


Train overhaul company Lucchini Unipart Rail (LUR) has used a £1.4m funding boost to revolutionise its Manchester production site. The funding from Lombard will be used to purchase a new machining centre and robotic handling system.

LUR specialises in the machining of wheels and axles, the assembly of wheelsets and the overhaul of bogies and traction system components for all types of trains

The firm employs 230 highly skilled workers in the city and the state-of-the-art equipment will create efficiencies within the business.

It was formed in 2015 following the merger of Lucchini UK Limited of Manchester with a division of Unipart Rail Limited, based in Doncaster.

Simon Tuley, chief financial officer, said: "Being ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation is vital for our business. "State-of-the-art equipment allows us to create innovative solutions for our customers, so we are delighted to have been able to purchase our new equipment with Lombard’s help.”

Andy Dunn, business development director at Lombard added: "LUR is an important business in Manchester and values quality, customer service and innovation.

"We have been pleased to see the business make strides in these areas thanks to the investments it has made.”

 




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Dave Tilmouth

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I'm Head of Marketing Communications for Unipart Rail, so I get to be involved in lots of exciting stuff across Traction & Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and road traffic. My colleagues know me as someone who has a perspective on everything, as well as being a bit of an extrovert!

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