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It’s not rocket science…it’s space engineering

It’s not rocket science…it’s space engineering

Wheelset and bogie storage solutions

Tags: Traction and Rolling Stock Value - High Levels of Safety Value - Increased Performance Value - Optimised Cost Value - Reduced Risk

Storage, lifting, testing and transportation are operational challenges faced across the rail industry every day.

To solve these challenges, quite often the most simple solution can have the greatest impact but in order for these solutions to be effective, specialist expertise and resource is required.

Unipart Rail has the solution.

Working in partnership with specialist engineers Ferrartis Group Ltd, Unipart Rail has the ability to identify and build holistic solutions for storage and transit requirements that will reduce costs, space and environmental impact.

The Ferrartis team has decades of experience in the rail industry. The company has overseen vehicle builds, managed complex civil engineering projects and created bespoke solutions for depot, track and station installations both in the UK and internationally for customers including Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi and Siemens.

Combined with Unipart Rail’s in-depth industry knowledge and the engineering expertise of Ferrartis Group Ltd, together we can provide a unique solution to tackle everyday problems faced by rail depots.

With an agile project team, ideas can be created, developed and prototyped in just a few weeks with the final solution being available for manufacture in significantly reduced timescales compared to traditional engineering development processes.

The benefits

  • Reduction of storage and transit space, environmental impact and costs
  • Increased asset safety and protection
  • Optimisation of the end to end journey with short term pay-backs
  • Localised manufacture option to reduce transit costs

Our solutions provide tangible operational, logistical and financial savings for the storage and transportation of components for rail operators. Examples of savings made for our customers include:

  • 100% security of shipment
  • 50% reduction in transportation costs
  • 50% saving of storage space
  • 20% reduction in processing time

Our customers are already experiencing the benefits of this dynamic, world-first innovation visit for more information and to read our case studies.


Increased Safety, Improved Performance, Reduced Risk, Optimised Cost

About this author
Dave Tilmouth

Head of Marketing Communications

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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