Rosehill Rail gains approval from EBA for innovative rail crossing systems
Rosehill Rail, a leading global manufacturer of modular rubber railway crossing systems, announced today that its crossing systems have been homologated in Germany, home to Europe’s largest rail network. The approval for operation by the German Railway Authority, Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA) will support the next stage of the company’s expansion into Europe.
“Approval by the German Railway Authority is an important milestone for Rosehill Rail,” said Andrew Knight, Rosehill Rail’s Export Manager. “It not only opens up the largest rail network in Europe for our products, but also demonstrates our commitment to continuous innovation which is a driving force behind our growth.”
The innovative design and engineering of Rosehill Rail’s crossing systems delivers a quick and simple installation, minimising disruption to rail networks and significantly reducing costs compared to traditional solutions and other modular systems. In addition, unlike other modular systems, Rosehill Rail’s crossing systems allow individual crossing panels to be removed for maintenance activities, without the need to dismantle the crossing, again reducing disruption and cost.
Knight continued: “The benefits of our systems are clear, less cost and reduced possession times and disruption. Over the years our team has developed an unrivalled depth of knowledge and experience enabling us to provide rail crossing solutions that are engineered to meet specific site and ground conditions, track use, track gauge, fastener type, rail type and sleeper design, so we are very well positioned to accelerate our growth in Germany and beyond.”
Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail, said: “We’re delighted with the news and would like to thank all our team for their hard work and dedication to this project. This successful approval not only opens up the German market for our innovative crossing systems, but it also paves the way for Rosehill Rail in other European countries too.”
Rosehill Rail is widely associated with high-quality innovative products and a high level of customer service. With its headquarters in Sowerby Bridge, UK, Rosehill Rail has developed solid market positions across the globe through a network of distribution partners and its crossing systems are already approved by rail authorities across Europe, North America and Asia.
Safety and speed drive strong interest across Europe
June was a busy month for Rosehill Rail with a series of events across Europe. In the UK we exhibited at Rail Live, the UK’s largest outdoor railway industry show at Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Long Marston.
Over the course of the two days we demonstrated our Connect Road Crossing System and Baseplated Crossing System on the track area. Visitors were able to see for themselves how quickly and easily the two rail crossing systems can be installed and removed for maintenance compared to traditional concrete and other modular systems.
During June we also supported three conferences across continental Europe, the Scandinavian Rail Development Conference, the ILCAD Conference and the Global Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium. All the conferences had a strong focus on the safe design, management and operation of level crossings to reduce risk.
Delegates heard that while some level crossings can be replaced with bridges or tunnels, this is not feasible for all crossings due to limited space and associated costs. They also learned how Rosehill Rail’s engineered rubber crossings systems and anti-trespass panels can be used to improve safety on and around level crossings.
Commenting on the events, Andrew Knight, Export Manager at Rosehill Rail said: “Rail Live was a great way for us to showcase our systems. With both of our rail crossing systems on the track it gave visitors an unrivalled opportunity to witness the speed and ease with which they can be installed and removed. Across all of the conferences in Europe there was strong interest in our Anti-Trespass panels, as a visual and physical on-track and off-track deterrent.”
Join us at InnoTrans at the Messe Berlin from 20-23 September.
Innovative rail crossing systems – On the road!
The exhibition season starts this month and we’re looking forward to seeing our customers and partners from around the world and sharing our latest developments. We’re exhibiting at events across the UK and Europe, starting off in Italy with EXPO Ferroviaria from 5th – 7th April at Lingotto Fiere in Turin. The following week we’ll be back in the UK at ExCel in London for Infrarail on 12th – 14th April.June will see us at the largest outdoor event in the UK rail industry, Rail Live, from 22nd – 23rd at Long Marston in Warwickshire. This event provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate how quick and simple our rail crossing systems are to install and remove for maintenance, compared to traditional concrete and other modular systems.
From 20th – 23rd September we’ll at the Messe Berlin in Germany for InnoTrans. This exhibition was a great experience for our team back in 2014 with a record number of visitors to our stand from a huge range of countries.
At all the events we’ll be showcasing our latest innovations in rail crossing systems and components, including our new rubber edge beam. Our stand will feature systems engineered for high and low intensity road use, track access and pedestrian crossings and much more. As well as seeing our systems first-hand, you’ll also be able to discuss your future projects with the team.
To find out more about these events, click here.
Rosehill Rail appoints export manager to drive international growth
Rosehill Rail, a leading global manufacturer of modular rubber railway crossing systems, has appointed a new export manager, Andrew Knight, to further develop the company’s export business and raise its brand profile internationally.
With the company experiencing sustained international growth, Knight will spearhead Rosehill Rail’s export business, including the continued development of its existing distributors, as well as seeking out new partners in new territories. He brings almost 30 years’ international experience to the business.
Over the last 16 years, Rosehill Rail has seen its innovative engineered rubber rail crossings adopted by rail networks across the globe. During this time the company has established an extensive global customer base with distributors in over 21 countries, and is now looking to grow its reach even further.
The speed at which its systems can be installed and removed for maintenance, combined with the cost savings that can be achieved compared to traditional concrete, or other modular systems, have been major factors in its ongoing success.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail, who Knight will report to, said: “This is an exciting time for Rosehill Rail. Growth in the UK and overseas has been strong and although we already have an extensive distribution network, we are constantly looking to expand our export activities and raise brand awareness. With Andrew’s solid experience in this field we are certain he can work well with our existing distributors, as well as establishing new partnerships to open up new markets. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Andrew Knight, Rosehill Rail’s Export Manager said: “Rosehill Rail is very well respected in the industry and has been tremendously successful at bringing innovative new products to market. It has built strong positions in many markets across the globe and I am looking forward to building on this, bringing their crossing systems to more markets around the world.”
Rosehill Rubber Edge Beam
The Rosehill rubber edge beam for level crossings has been designed as the genuine alternative to concrete. Also known as kerbs, or cill beams, they are used to support the cess, 6 foot or outer crossing panels.
Installed in the same way as concrete edge beams, our rubber beams offer massive weight savings and are easy to fit with the Rosehill lifting pins. Lifting holes are positioned to aid the installation process and minimise installation times.
Made from 100% recycled tyre rubber and bonded using our innovative cold cure technology ensures a long life. The beams will not crack or spall (unlike brittle concrete!) and are extremely tough and durable, withstanding many years of heavy vehicular traffic and climate conditions, with little (if any) maintenance.
Available in standard 1.8 metre lengths and ready for installation upon arrival at site, beams can be delivered efficiently and stacked without the problems associated with concrete. They are ideal for use on both new installations and maintenance projects.
The Rosehill Rail rubber edge beam has full Network Rail acceptance and can be viewed at our demonstration facility in Sowerby Bridge.
Rosehill Rail exhibits at Mass-Trans Innovation, Japan 2015
Rosehill Rail exhibited at Mass-Trans Innovation in Chiba, Japan, on 11-13 November 2015, showcasing our range of rubber crossing systems with our partner HARADA. The event, the only comprehensive railways technology trade show in Japan, was well attended throughout and visitors to our stand were impressed by the speed and ease with which our crossing systems can be installed and removed for maintenance. The exhibition also further strengthened the bond between HARADA and Rosehill Rail.
Rosehill Attend Eurasia Rail in Turkey
Eurasia Rail is the third biggest railway exhibition in the world and it brings together government bodies and private sector companies involved in rail infrastructure projects.
The exhibition was a great success and we were pleased to meet delegates from the rail industry in that part of the world. We look forward to further dialogue with our visitors and expanding our distribution channels.
Successful Network Rail Audit
This audit set the benchmark for future visits and Rosehill was pleased to have ‘passed’ this audit.
Our thanks to the Network Rail audit team.