Southern Manufacturing

Premier Composite Technologies Extends Customer Base in Rail with 5 Confirmed Contracts Signed in 2 years

19 March 2013

Following the inauguration of the Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) Rail facilities in 2011, the advanced composite components supplier continues to expand its Rail division and extend its customer base, having now signed 5 significant rail contracts.

According to PCT, the expansion is part of its overall strategy to diversify into new markets and broaden its offerings in a bid to leverage its position as a leading global supplier of advanced composite components. PCT Rail explains it has over the past two years signed 5 supply contracts with a number of key manufacturers in Europe and Australia, including one contract to supply Downer EDI with carbon prepreg panels for the front end cabs of the new Queensland Rail Sunlander 14 Tilt Train.

It says another supply project with the same customer includes a set of 214 interior panels for 15 train sets that includes: 4m long window panels, door pillars and drivers cab panels (including drivers desk and partition panels). PCT has responded to demand by ramping up production with immediate effect. All parts are manufactured in PCT’s specialised temperature controlled facility which houses a dedicated 5 Axis CNC machine, as well as lamination, finishing, painting, assembly and packing areas.

An experienced project management team with dedicated production staff are running the facility. Comments Hannes Waimer, MD, Premier Composite Technologies, “Securing these contracts continues to reinforce our position as a leading composite components manufacturer. Without a doubt, 2013 will be a landmark year for PCT Rail, with 5 train programmes employing our technology”.

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