Trainload's Mexican exports take the strain out of steel

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 Sep 2017

A NORTH Lincolnshire rail freight handling specialist has just completed a niche two-phase contract for a Mexican client.

Trainload, based in Horkstow, produced a wagon trolley system and winch unit for a steel works in Monclova.

The 40HP unit is capable of moving wagons with a total weight of 1,300 tonnes, connecting to the trolley by wire rope to move product up and down 200m of track, easing logistics within a critical environment.

It won the individual tenders, and completed in six months, from design to delivery to the location, about 150 miles south of the US border with Texas.

Jason Dear, managing director, said: “We are pleased to have secured the winch contract with our client in Monclova, Mexico, which was delivered last month.

“The trolley contract was then awarded to us, based on our previous work undertaken with this client, and proves to us the dedication of all the team involved, in manufacturing to a tight deadline, in order to meet the delivery of the recent contract award for the winch system.”

International work makes up an element of the second generation business, launched by his father in 1963. Three years ago it completed a £1 million contract to supply new handling equipment to a Turkish oil refinery in 2014/2015.

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