Critical role for Atlas Copco in rail plant

Hitachi Rail has invested £8.5m to create bespoke welding and painting facilities at its Newton Aycliffe factory – the first time in decades that a new train welding facility of this type has been created in Britain. Atlas Copco’s successful bid for the design and installation of the 450 m compressed air and argon supply network has played an important role in the company’s on-shoring of crucial high-value aspects of its manufacturing process.

Commenting on Atlas Copco’s product standards, and overall progress with the AIRnet pipework installation process, Hitachi Rail’s facilities manager Colin Trevor says: “The company’s co-operation and timing, plus the product quality, performance and productivity benefits of the Atlas Copco pipework system installation, has contributed substantially to the success of this project.”
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