Rosehill Rail’s Anti-Trespass Panels to Protect Swedish Rail Infrastructure
Rosehill Rail, a leading global manufacturer of railway crossing systems and safety solutions, has announced a two year deal with Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration, to supply its Anti-Trespass panels.
Through its local partner, Lesanco ApS, Rosehill Rail will supply Trafikverket with Anti-Trespass panels for use across Sweden. The panels will be installed on platform ends and level crossings with high levels of unauthorised track access.
Rosehill Rail’s rubber Anti-Trespass panels were first developed more than 15 years ago in collaboration with Network Rail, as a replacement for traditional timber-slatted cattle grids. The product has since been refined to provide a greater deterrent while minimising installation times, and is now used around the world.
During the trial period, Rosehill Rail Anti-Trespass panels were installed at a variety of test sites around Sweden, where CCTV monitoring showed that the number of unauthorised people accessing the tracks decreased by 38%.
Andrew Knight, Export Manager at Rosehill Rail, said: “This deal is great news for both Rosehill Rail and Lesanco, whose teams have worked tirelessly over the last three years to bring it to fruition.
“On-track or off-track, Rosehill Rail’s Anti-Trespass Panels are a proven physical and visual deterrent to trespassers attempting to access tracks or other prohibited areas. They are simple and quick to install, and can be easily removed and replaced during maintenance. They can also be used with existing crossing systems, and cut-to-fit around existing track infrastructure.
“Pre and post-implementation studies have shown them to reduce the number of unauthorised people trackside by up to 78%, with associated reductions in delays and costs. By adopting proven, cost-effective on-site solutions like Rosehill Rail’s Anti-Trespass Panels, rail networks can significantly reduce trespassing and the resulting personal injuries and unfortunate deaths.”
Rosehill Rail will be showcasing the Anti-Trespass panel at EXPO Ferroviaria in Milan, Italy (1-3 October – Stand A38) and Nordic Rail in Jönköping, Sweden (8-10 October – Stand B06:98).
Rosehill Rail expands sales team to meet growing demand
This newly created role is part of Rosehill Rail’s growth strategy which has already seen a substantial investment in sales and marketing, new product development and an additional production line. In this role, Daniel will focus on driving new business opportunities, promoting the versatility of Rosehill Rail’s crossing systems to contractors, consultants and specifiers and continuing to raise the profile of the Rosehill Rail brand.Daniel has over five years’ sales and account management experience and joins Rosehill Rail from Servest Security where he was sales manager responsible for new business development, account management and taking new solutions and products to market. He will report to Wayne Hutton, Rosehill Rail’s UK Sales Manager.
“Across the global rail industry, networks are under increasing pressure to minimise disruption and reduce costs. Our innovative crossings deliver strongly on both these objectives, so there’s significant scope to capture more of the market, creating a massive opportunity for future growth,” said Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail. “As the strength of the Rosehill Rail brand continues to grow, it is important that we continue to build our team to position ourselves for further success. We are confident that Daniel will make a major contribution to our sales effort as we look to accelerate our growth.”
Commenting on his new role, Daniel said: “Rosehill Rail is a dynamic business with a growing global reputation for high-quality innovative products. With the investment in the sales team and the strength of our product development pipeline, this is an exciting time to be joining Rosehill Rail. I’m really looking forward to the challenges it will bring and being part of its continued success.”
Rosehill Rail builds international momentum at InnoTrans
Last Friday, Rosehill Rail wrapped up an outstanding four days at InnoTrans 2016, the leading international trade fair for transport technology. Held at the Messe Berlin exhibition and trade centre, the event generated more visitors and enquiries than any previous exhibition.
The stand’s video wall provided an impressive focal point, featuring dynamic content and videos demonstrating how quickly and easily Rosehill Rail’s level crossing systems can be installed compared to traditional concrete and other modular systems. With a full-size exhibit of the Connect Road Crossing System on the stand, visitors could see for themselves how robust and durable the system is.
“We’ve seen tremendous interest in our products from visitors from around the world who are demanding products that help them to reduce costs and minimise disruption to their rail networks,” commented Andrew Knight, Export Manager at Rosehill Rail. “Visitors could see how quick and simple our products are to install compared to traditional solutions and other modular systems.”
With rail networks across the world continuing to focus on improving safety and reducing risk on and around level crossings, the Anti-Trespass panels also generated strong interest from visitors. Quick and easy to install on-track and off-track, the panels are a proven visual and physical deterrent to trespassers.
Andrew continued: “Although I’ve attended a number of tradeshows with Rosehill Rail, this was my first InnoTrans. It was a great show for us and a fantastic opportunity to meet customers from across the world. We’ve received a record number of enquiries and I’m looking forward to working closely with the new companies we met at the show.”
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.