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Eland Cables and Unipart Rail win Network Rail Bid

10th September 2009
ES Admin

Unipart Rail and Eland Cables are to play an important role in the development of Britain's rail infrastructure, after Unipart Rail secured a three-year cable contract with Network Rail. The contract to supply electrical cables and related services to Network Rail ­ now in place ­ involves a collaboration between two leading suppliers in the rail industry.

The decision follows more than a decade of successful joint working between cable distributor Eland Cables and engineering and logistics provider Unipart Rail ­ most notably on the West Coast Route Modernisation (WCRM) project.

With Network Rail framework supplier status, rail customers can benefit from competitive pricing, guaranteed stockholding and immediate availability on a huge range of rail cables and accessories ­ including Rail Signalling Cables and Rail Telecoms Cables. Eland Cables and Unipart Rails latest move serves to reinforce what is already a strong working relationship between the two companies. In a joint statement, Managing Directors Philip Brown and Graham Jackson said: The decision to collaborate over the Network Rail bid was not a difficult one to make. By combining Eland Cables supplier relationships, technical knowledge and sourcing expertise with Unipart¹s logistics and materials management experience, we can give rail customers more choice and even more competitive prices ­ while continuing to deliver fast turnaround times and a consistently high level of service.

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