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Roxtec UK doubles European rail sector sales to £750,000

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David Chalmers

Bury-based cable and pipe seal manufacturer Roxtec UK is reporting rapid growth across the European rail sector after doubling sales to more than £750,000 in the last 12 months.

Roxtec Divisional Manager for Infrastructure & Industry, David Chalmers, said UK sales grew substantially by 120pc, following a series of high-profile project wins in the rail sector. The deals have contributed to sustained growth over a four-year period, for new and retrofit applications.

David said: “Roxtec UK has enjoyed another record-breaking year in the rail sector

“We have developed strong business partnerships in the rail and rolling stock markets where we deliver specialist cable, pipe and conduit seals. We offer a complete package from design, engineering, installation training, maintenance and inspection support. Some key projects driving growth include the delivery of multi-cable transit systems for London Underground and heavy-duty cable seal solutions for Network Rail’s London Bridge Station. We are also involved in pioneering projects such as Crossrail’s new Elizabeth Line for London and the South East. This passes through 42km of tunnels and is currently one of Europe’s largest infrastructure project.”

Roxtec UK is a British subsidiary of the £173million turnover Swedish headquartered Roxtec Group. In 2018, the division delivered a record financial year. Following three successive years of stable turnover, UK sales rose substantially in the 2017/18 financial year to more than £6million.

David added: “Our solutions make it possible to route multiple cables and conduits of different sizes through openings in rail and rolling stock, as well as allowing our customers to add additional services at a later stage, without making new holes. Some applications Roxtec’s solutions can be applied to include signalling and rail control, communications, tunnels and bridges, railway stations and rail yards.

“Within the rolling stock arena, we offer cable management and sealing solutions for jumper plates, bogies, HVAC systems, junction boxes, pantograph and partition walls. We offer cable retention systems tested for shock & vibration and dynamic forces. Roxtec’s pre-configured sealing solutions are tested and certified according to standards such as EN 45545:3, up to E60 EN 45545:2 HL3 and BS EN 1366 up to EI120 in order to guarantee long-term protection against multiple risks, Roxtec are Network Rail and London Underground approved. We can also create customised solutions according to specific needs and requirements.”

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Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.