£1.4m investment revolutionises the facility
Dave Tilmouth on 15 June 2017 09:24:22
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.”