Pandrol supplies rail clips to secure sleepers 20 November 2020

Global engineering company, Pandrol, has been central to the completion of a major 103km rail project in the Australian territory of New South Wales, supplying 365,000 rail clips to secure the tracks to 200,000 concrete sleepers.

The first section of the Inland Rail, which saw 98km of existing line between Parkes and Narromine upgraded and 5.3km of new track laid and took nine months to complete. At a ceremony attended by Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, the Pandrol team fitted a special, gold clip, to mark the project’s completion.

Pandrol is one of the best known names in the rail industry. It has created rail infrastructure in more than 100 countries, and its products and services extend to designing, developing and manufacturing equipment to make constructing and maintaining railways more efficient.

Mr McCormack said: “History has been made with the completion of the Parkes-Narromine section of Inland Rail. 1,800 jobs have been supported. It is a great example of the Government’s record infrastructure spend, delivering for our regions – now and into the future.”

Eran Gartner, Pandrol’s chief executive officer, said: “Pandrol and the team, led by Pierre Barthram, were proud to attend and to provide the golden clip for this ceremony. It is a proud symbol of ‘Made in Australia’ from our Blacktown facility near Sydney, using Australian steel, securing long-term high-quality jobs and exporting successfully throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

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