The Specialist Buyers Guide for Rail Supplies and Services
Airquick, established in 1974, was primarily based on a distributorship for Atlas Copco, the international compressed air equipment manufacturer, and operated from it's base in Newark, across the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
Early contracts included the installation of a large compressed air system and the commissioning of three 800 cfm compressors at Ruston Gas Turbines Lincoln. This was followed by an interesting compressed air system installed in a 400 ft romney building at Hessle, North Humberside, designed to shotblast and paint sections of the Humber Bridge during its construction - from this point on there was no looking back.
In 1977 Airquick began working with British Rail in York and had an unbroken string of contracts installing air compressors and associated equipment into Eastern Region Depots and sites for over five years - in which period all of the time served equipment had been replaced. Subsequent work with the railways diversified into the supply of chemical pumping rigs, controlled emission toilet facilities, platform bowsers culminating in our first in-house designed, installed and commissioned train wash plant for London Underground at their Northumberland Park Depot in 1995.
Hepworth Rail International is part of the Hepworth Group who design and manufacture windscreen wiper systems, wash systems, fabricated components and other specific industry components in to the rail sector.
Hepworth Group has 3 manufacturing plants based in Redditch, Worcestershire and is a leading supplier in its respective industries.
Comprehensive in-house fabrication and RIM Moulding facilities offer manufacturing services in a wide range of metals and forms. Products include:
Product Assembly is available, with capabilities ranging from the simple assembly of point of sale units to fully wired and tested electrical cabinets. The company possesses a wide variety of in-house skills and services, enabling them to achieve seemingly impossible client deadlines but still at competitive prices.
Hepworth Group are 1st tier suppliers to the Rail, Marine and Automotive industries with accreditations that include IRIS, ISO-9001:2008 and EN15085.
Hepworth Rail International: Design and manufacture of performance windscreen wipers, wash and control systems for the rail industry.
Hepworth Fabrications: Custom-made fabrications in a wide range of metals and forms for the rail industry.
Hepworth Rim Moulding: Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM) for low-cost, short run resin products for the rail industry.
Unipart Rail is a supply partner to some of the world’s best-known names. We offer solutions from a portfolio of skills, delivered by over 800 expert practitioners in their fields. Unipart Rail craft unique services that dovetail perfectly with our customers.
As part of the Unipart Group, with a turnover of £750 million, Unipart Rail support a large number of clients from blue chip companies to specialist suppliers.
As Unipart Rail have a strong set of principles that underpin our business – covering safety, corporate responsibility, employee engagement, and our unique Unipart Way, you can be confident that you are partnering with a business that has an ethical approach to serving the world’s railways.
When our customers need the best, they come to the best – Unipart Rail. And with expertise across both Infrastructure and Traction & Rolling Stock we have a holistic approach to the railway.
TRB Lightweight Structures is a Tier 1 supplier to the UK and European train builders, providing high-quality, lightweight solutions. This includes passenger doors, detrainment doors, composites door leaves, catering modules, bike storage areas, universal access toilet modules, structural partitions, train manager offices and magazine racks.